What is Cox Flexion Distraction?
Using flexion distraction, Dr. Kate will gently and carefully adjust your spine so that it can heal naturally. Created with the ideas of both chiropractic and osteopathy, this method offers relief quickly from lower back and leg pain and may help you avoid surgery. Most patients report that it actually feels quite good, and that relief is pretty immediate as far as the pain they were experiencing before the treatment. If patient's do not improve at least 50% in 4 weeks Dr Kate will refer the patient to see a specialist for a potential steroid shot, or surgery. The way you know you are getting better is that the pain begins to become more localized in just your back, and not down your leg. The worst level of pain is when pain is only felt in the leg and not the back. The next worst level is low back and leg pain, and the least serious pain is when the pain is only in the low back. Things that are helped are disc degeneration, disc herniation's, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis of the spine, and scoliosis.
What Cox Flexion Distraction Can Do for You
The objective of this therapy is to expand the space between the bones in your spine by applying mild stretching or traction of the lower back. The moving parts of the table allow Dr Kate to separate the different areas of the spine, and this allows for an increase of disc space between the bones in your back. This reestablishes precise alignment of your vertebrae and increases range of motion that you may have previously lost.
What’s great about this technique is that it uses gravity as well as mild manipulation to move your spine through a normal range of motion. There are no quick thrusts or extreme pressure, and you will feel instant relief from this treatment. In fact, this method has been recognized to decrease pressure within the discs of the spine, expand the spinal canal, improve posture, diminish pressure on spinal nerves, promote better circulation and advance communication between the nerves of the spine. This results in less pain for you as well as a higher level of overall wellness.
Dr Kate has helped patients with bowel constipation that is caused by spinal stenosis, eliminated leg and back pain. People usually need to come in twice a week for about 4 weeks to see results. This table is also a safe way to combat the degenerative changes that occur over time as we age. It restores the natural full range of motion, which slows down the aging process. Patients that are older than 60 are often helped the most when there are few options other than surgery; this is because Dr Kate is a conservative Chiropractor who does not recommend using high velocity thrusts on their spine. The table actually decreases disc pressure up to 240 pounds per square inch. Much research has been done by Dr Cox, who is one of the originators of this technique who started practice the year Dr Kate was born. Come on in and give it a try!