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The Cox Technique 

Also known as the Flexion-Decompression Technique was developed by James M. Cox, DC, DACRB. This technique is designed to restore the joints to their normal range of motion and aid in proper healing.
   The Lumbar Spine Adjustment
After an examination, the doctor will determine whether or not the patient requires a lumbar spine (lower back) adjustment or a cervical spine (upper back) adjustment. For the lower spine adjustment, the patient will lie on his or her front side and with the doctor's hand placed on the lower part of the back, the doctor will give traction to the painful area in a gentle procedure; force is not applied. The table is moved up and down (flexion and extension), side to side (lateral flexion) or in a circular motion (circumduction).
   The Cervical Spine Adjustment
While the patient lies on his or her front side, the doctor will perform thoracic and cervical traction. The headpiece allows traction to be applied to the upper back only or while the following motions are being administered: extension, flexion, rotation, lateral flexion and circumduction. The doctor will pinpoint the area where the pain is and the level of vertebral to be adjusted.

 Manipulation as a Treatment

Used primarily by Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) for the last century, manipulation has been largely ignored by most others in the health care community until recently. Now, with today's growing emphasis on treatment and cost effectiveness, manipulation is receiving more widespread attention.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe and effective spine pain treatment. It reduces pain, decreases medication, rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment.

 In fact, after an extensive study of all currently available care for low back problems, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, a federal government research organization - recommended that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. And it recommended spinal manipulation as the only safe and effective, drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults.

The Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) urge you to make an informed choice about your back care.

Reference: American Chiropractic Association       

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