Cervical Spine - Biomechanical Outcomes

Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression for the cervical spine had its start in the 1980's and became available in 1991. Since then, clinical outcomes and case reports have been published. Federal grants from Health Resources and Services Administration proceeded. Those studies went well, and further funding for biomechanical study was awarded. This is quite an exciting time for Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction as the biomechanical effects on the cervical spine elements are measured for their effect.


Research Center
- funded by a National Institutes for Health grant - "Cervical distraction sham development: translating from basic to clinical studies." Project co-leaders are: M. Ram Gudavalli, Ph.D., associate professor, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research; and Avinash G. Patwardhan, Ph.D., professor, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, and director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital.


For a complete list of publications on Cox® Technic, click here.

For information on federally funded studies - description, status, funding - click here.