Dr. James Cox had the privilege to present to the 700+ attendees at the ANJC Fall Summit in East Brunswick NJ this past weekend. As he always does, he passionately shares his love of chiropractic and of the research and science behind its art of healing and pain relief. He loves to share his clinical experience over teh past 51 years. At the ANJC, I heard more doctors come up to me and say "I heard your dad / Dr. Cox speak 30 years ago!" While that is awesome, I am so glad they came to hear him again!!! His passion for chiropractic and its science and its art is amazing, and the stories that come after this conversation starter are always interesting. Those are for another blog post...
I have worked with Dad (Dr. Cox) for 22 years. In 22 years, so much has changed and evolved. I was hired to write a newsletter for him and the technique. Today, I get to talk to doctors from around the globe who share their personal patient success stories (which I wish I could get them all to write for me to share with all of you!) and plan training seminars and support our teaching team and coordinate clinicians who want to do research with researchers and connect patients (who are often at the end of their ropes) who need back pain and neck pain relief with Cox Technic certified physicians who can deliver that relief.
Further, during these 22 years, I have likely sat in over 400 presentations with Dr. Cox and/or other members of our instruction team (Drs. Greenwood, Hazen, Joachim, Kruse, Olding et al). I learn something new at every single course. I hear a new insight or application of a protocol. I hear a new struggle or a new success. I have been on the scene when Dr. Gudavalli has announced reception of a new grant from NIH or HRSA or FCER (when it was in operation) or that a paper about flexion distraction (teaching tools or biomechanical research outcomes or clinical comparison study) is accepted for publication or that he is invited to present flexion distraction to fellow biomechanical engineers and/or chiropractors at conferences in places like Sydney, Dubai, Portugal, California, etc. I am able to watch new doctors to the technique grow in excitement and passion during the course of a seminar. I am honored to hear their stories throughout the course, their personal struggles with back pain and neck pain or those of a loved one, their professional uncertainty as to whether to keep practicing or retire, their journey for finding a better way to help their patients.
What a privilege it's been to be a part of all this excitement that often goes on behind the scenes yet is only known by a few. So thank you to everyone who gives Dr. Cox a second chance - even if it's 30 years later - to share his passion for chiropractic, its science and its art, its research and its clinical application. And I am so glad that you get that chance as he is my dad, and I am so honored to still have him in my life these 30 years, 40 years, almost (!) 50 years.
I look forward to seeing you at a seminar or lunchtime LIVE webinar or hands-on workshop and hearing your story of hearing Dad teach you 30 years ago (or 2 years ago or 2 months ago!). I am confident you will hear something new to inspire you and your enthusiasm for your chiropractic practice and profession!
- Julie Cox-Cid
Created with Cirrus ABS, the new Cox Technic website, featuring the referral directory of certified Cox Technic physicians, is now live. It features a specific section for DOCTORS and PATIENTS. The referral directory features Google Mapping to locate a doctor near the requested city, state, zip code.
Certified doctor, Dr. Joseph D'Angiolillo, is in a feature article about his using Cox Technic in practice - gentle, non-invasive treatment for disc, neck, headache ("no cracking"). Complete with pictures! Nice article.
Well, Dr. Cox and I are venturing into the world of online eCourses. We are not designing these for CE credit, but rather for information and sharing purposes. We can prepare these mini-courses here and you can watch and interact with them wherever you want - home, office, beach.
Course #1 is ready! The first course is on SCOLIOSIS: DEGENERATIVE & IDIOPATHIC. It features clinical patient cases, demonstration of treatment protocols, powerpoint slides of research papers that recently were published discussing scoliosis, its source, treatment and bracing.
It runs about 75 minutes if you take your time in reading the slides and listening to each video segment. I have included links to all the articles Dr. Cox refers in his talk too. You can gather as much information as you want!
We'll work on another one soon. Topic suggestions? We can take those too. Email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our online university at http://coxtechnic.myicourse.com/menu/menu/24537.
Cox® Technic certified physician, Dr. Mark Ashley, published a case report on "Cox® Distraction Treatment of Extruded L5/S1 with Neural Impingement, Disc Herniations at L2‐L4 and Sciatic Radiculopathy and Paresthesia." Complete with an MRI image, Dr. Ashley's case demonstrates the efficacy of Cox Technic protocols for relieving spine pain in a difficult case involving multiple level herniations. Click here to read the case.
Welcome to the blog for Cox® Technic! There have been many requests for this forum, so I trust it will meet your needs. As your host, I plan to share with you pertinent information to enhance your integration of Cox® Technic into your practice.
As an introduction, I'd like to share that Cox® Technic is used by 60% of chiropractic physicians according to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (2000). Cox® Technic (aka flexion-distraction) is the creation of James M. Cox, DC, DACBR. Flexion-Distraction is taught at chiropractic schools either as core curriculum or via a dedicated elective course or technique overview course. Dr. Cox has worked his career with the purpose of documenting the effectiveness of chiropractic, specifically flexion-distraction and decompression. With the advent of the federally funded research projects being offered to chiropractic researchers willing to work with medical or osteopathic researchers, his desire for documentation was met with funding. This opened the door to gathering support for flexion-distraction. The first grants investigated the biomechanics and clinical outcomes of Cox® flexion-distraction for low back pain and cervical spine pain. Each granting year, flexion-distraction was awarded funds. Today, several grants via HRSA, NIH, FCER and others are funded. Here is a summary of the first three studies' outcomes lead by principal investigator, Ram Gudavalli, PhD:
1 - Biomechanics Study - 28% opening of the spinal canal, intradiscal pressure drop to as low as -192mmHg, and widening of the IVD space
2 - Lumbar Spine Clinical Comparison Study (published in European Spine Journal)- F/D vs. Medical Conservative Care for Lumbar Spine Conditions - F/D outshone medical conservative/active exercise, especially for radiculopathy (leg pain) patients.
3 - Cervical Spine Clinical Comparison Study - F/D vs. Medical Conservative vs. Combination for Cervical Spine Conditions - The combination revealed better outcomes.
Today, certified chiropractic physicians are ready to help their patients with research documented protocols via a network of physicians. Dr. Cox's goal 40 years ago was to have a core of 1000 physicians. Today the number is nearly double that and climbing!