For people who suffer from severe back pain, alleviating the pain and ultimately finding a cure are their main priorities.  Although some people immediately resort to surgery to instantly address the pain, there are many patients who consider safer, non-invasive alternatives first in hopes of avoiding surgery. A perfect example of an alternative treatment for back pain is the Cox Flexion Distraction Technique.

What is Cox Flexion Distraction Technique?

The Flexion Distraction technique is a safe and non-surgical spinal manipulation adjustment process that reduces the causes of pain in the spine by realigning the spine in order to restore the proper nerve functioning of the body.  The treatment applies pressure to key areas of the back and decompresses the discs, which reduces inflammation and pain.  The chiropractor does all the movement while the patient simply lies down on a specialized table.

How does Flexion Distraction work?

Using a specialized treatment table, the spine is stretched (distraction) and moved (flexion) while the patient is lying down. The lower part of the body is moved up and down, to each side, and even in a circular motion to decompress the discs and reduce pressure in the spine. Due to the way the process occurs, the patient experiences no pain.

What can Flexion Distraction do for you?

For patients who are searching for an alternative treatment for back pain, those who are recuperating after a surgery and want to enhance their recovery, or those who continue to experience back pain despite having surgery, the Cox Flexion Distraction is a good alternative. Since the procedure and tools are made to imitate the natural form of the body, the healing process is natural as well. Patients experience a faster recovery time, reduced muscle spasms, enhanced blood flow, and reduced pain in the lower back or spine.

Benefits of Flexion Distraction include improved posture, restored vertebral joints, reduced back pain, especially during pregnancy, increased circulation of the blood, increased range of motion in most parts of the body like the shoulders, feet, and arms, and corrected subluxations of the spine.

-Dr Sid
Esprit Wellness (Find us on Facebook)