Cox Technic Flexion Distraction
is spinal manipulation. It is chiropractic adjusting. Doctors generally code it as a 98940-series for insurance. The American Chiropractic Association describes flexion distraction as spinal manipulation. (See the Members Area on Coding and Reimbursement.)
Why spinal manipulation? Spinal manipulation is the manual movement of the spinal vertebrae to restore normal range of motion, relieve nerve compression and irritation, relieve pain, and restore a state of well-being to the patient. Cox Technic Flexion Distraction does just that.
In the lumbar spine, Cox Technic
- Increases the disc space height 17%
- Increases the nerve opening sizes in the spine through which spinal nerves pass from the spinal cord to the body by up to 28% in area
- Intradiscal pressure reduction which reduces nerve irritation inside the disc and reduces nerve pressure on exiting nerves from the spine that cause arm and leg pain. This drop in pressure has been measured as high as 192 mm reduced pressure inside the intervertebral disc.
- Restores normal range of motion to the joints of the spine
- Establishes nerve conduction from the extremities, spinal joints and intervertebral discs to the spinal cord and brain that have a sedating and pain relieving capability. (afferentation)
In the cervical spine, Cox Technic
Provides relief satisfaction for patients Restores normal range of motion to the joints of the spineEstablishes nerve conduction from the extremities, spinal joints and intervertebral discs to the spinal cord and brain that have a sedating and pain relieving capability. (afferentation)
- Lowers C4-C7 intradiscal
pressures as much as 96 to 1583 mmHG pressure depending on the level.
A Cry in the Medical Literature for Spinal Manipulation
"I'm a chiropractor..." What does the other person say in reply? Something like "Oh doc, I have back pain..."? Chiropractic and back pain seem to go hand-in-hand. And spinal manipulation for back pain relief is effective.
Researchers and authors call for spinal manipulation as conservative care for lower back pain relief and other spinal conditions's relief. Here is a sampling of published articles calling for spinal manipulation, directly or indirectly:
Spinal manipulation has a place in spine pain relief. Spinal manipulation is non-surgical, non-invasive, effective, and less costly. Chiropractic is at the forefront of spinal manipulation delivery, with nearly 94% of spinal manipulation being delivered by chiropractors (though other healthcare providers are encroaching as its effectiveness is documented). Cox Technic physicians are poised to be successful in back pain relief with this flavor of spinal manipulation.
Visit our research
page to learn more about the documentation of Cox Technic spinal manipulation. Then, plan to join a webinar
soon to hear more of these statistics and new ones or a seminar
to learn more about incorporating Cox Technic into your practice.