What is Cox Flexion-Distraction?
Cox Flexion-Distraction (F & D) is a non-surgical, doctor-controlled, hands-on procedure. It allows for the effective administration of flexion, distraction, and decompression of the spine. The technique helps relieve spinal pain including disc injury, sciatica, stenosis, facet syndrome, and spondylolisthesis. F & D has been proven effective in benefiting patients in a number of different ways. Studies show that this procedure can lead to a decrease in intra-discal pressure. It can also widen the spinal canal, reducing pressure on the spinal nerves. Additionally, F & D treatments can help return a wider range of motion to the spinal joints. It can also reduce radiating pain from the spine to the arms and legs.
F & D Procedure
The goal of this procedure is to provide a non-invasive and non-surgical way to decompress the spine. This decompression process comes from gentle stretching and/or traction to the spinal column. By using a table designed specifically for this procedure, your chiropractor can adjust and guide the realignment and decompression. The gentle pressure of the procedure increases disc height between vertebrae. Overall, this helps restore the spinal joints to a more proper alignment.
Because of the gentle nature of this procedure, it can be a popular procedure for physical therapy and rehabilitation after severe cases of spinal injury. This is especially true for those recovering from spinal surgery. Because the process is pain-free and gentle on the back, it can be greatly beneficial. Many patients also find it to be a relaxing experience.
The office of Drs. Abrams, Piazza, and Julewicz specializes in the diagnosis and overall treatment of back & spinal damage. We offer tools and techniques to assess and eliminate the pain of our clients while instructing them in ways to prevent future injuries. Our multi-dimensional approach offers a broad prescription for relief.