Treatment

Cox Technic is doctor-applied, doctor-controlled, patient-focused treatment designed to provide spinal pain relief.*

After undergoing a thorough examination that leads the doctor to a specific diagnosis of the spine condition to be treated …

  • The patient lies face down on a Cox Table, the specially designed instrument for delivering Cox Technic treatment.
  • Tolerance testing is performed prior to the application of Cox Technic to ensure that the treatment will not further aggravate the condition.
  • In delivering the treatment, the physician concentrates on one vertebral motion segment at a time.
  • The goal is to reduce stenotic effects by dropping intradiscal pressure, thus allowing disc reduction, an increase in the size of the intervertebral foramen, and a reduction of pressure on the dorsal root ganglion and the exiting nerve roots.
  • The doctor will hold a spinous process (the back part of the vertebra that feels like a “bump” on the spine) to isolate a single segment for treatment.
  • Distraction manipulation is applied manually by the doctor to the patient’s low back, at those level(s) of the spine that are painful or that have been designated for treatment.
  • The doctor controls all motion and notes the spine’s response to treatment.

Cox Lumbar Protocol 1
  • Treating Protocol I Conditions involves three sets of motions. Between each set, the doctor allows the area to “rest” and massages trigger points and muscles to further reduce spasms and increase circulation.
  • Cox Technic lumbar lateral
  • Treating Protocol II Conditions involves putting the spinal joints and segments through their normal ranges of motion. The caudal section of the table (on which the patient’s legs lie) is maneuvered up and down (for flexion and extension), side to side (for lateral flexion), or in a circular motion (for circumduction).
    • All movements are slow and to the patient’s tolerance.
    Cervical Spine Adjustment
    • As with the lumbar spine patient, the cervical spine patient also lies face down on The Cox Table, the headpiece of which moves as the cervical spine normally moves: in flexion, extension, rotation, lateral flexion, and circumduction.
    • The table’s headpiece also allows long y-axis traction to be applied to the cervical or thoracic spines alone (especially in patients with arm pain below the elbow) or in combination with other motions as they’re administered.
    • The doctor will hold the appropriate spinous process of the cervical spine to isolate the level of pain or the level of vertebra to be adjusted.
    Cox Technic Cervical long y axis
    • Treating Protocol I Conditions involves three sets of motions either in long-y-axis or with a bit of flexion. All is done manually. Between each set, the doctor allows the area to “rest” and massages trigger points and muscles to further reduce spasms and increase circulation.
    Cox Technic Cervical flexion Protocol 2
    • Treating Protocol II Conditions involves putting the spinal joints and segments through their normal ranges of motion. The headpiece of the table is maneuvered up and down (for flexion and extension), side to side (for lateral flexion), rotation, or in a circular motion (for circumduction).
    For further information on various aspects of treatment, explore this website, watch this video, then contact Cox Technic or a local physician certified in the Cox Technic protocols.
     
    *Disclaimer: This website is not intended to diagnose or guarantee results. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please seek care from a physician which includes a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and a well-planned treatment strategy.
     
    **The brief explanation of treatment offered on this page is not meant to fully describe Cox Technic flexion-distraction and decompression adjustment and manipulation. It serves only as an introduction to its use.