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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Non Surgical Spinal Decompression (Cox Decompression) is a gentle, non-force technique. It has been found to be so effective that further research is being funded through the federal government agency, Health Resources and Service Administration. No other spinal decompression technique or machine is similarly funded.


During a treatment on this instrument the patient lies prone while the treating physician concentrates on one vertebral motion segment at a time. The goal is to reduce stenotic effects by dropping intradiscal pressure to allow disc reduction, increasing the size of the intervertebral foramen, and lowering pressure on the dorsal root ganglion and the exiting nerve roots. While concentration on the low back, the doctor may use the instrument's caudal section to allow lateral and circular motion which returns normal motion to the spine with reduced pain. The cervical spine can be treated similarly using a specially designed head piece. We have the Seventh Generation Cox Table which incorporates all of these adaptations as well as the prized long y-axis decompression mechanism.

Cox practitioners are held to a higher level of competence with a certification program.

Patients with rods and screws in their spine can have Cox Decompression Therapy. With other decompression tables that would be contraindication.

Nearly 40 years of research, experience and technology have contributed to the development and evolution of Cox Decompression Technique. chiropractor, engineers and researchers continue to document its benefits. Some research is federally funded through the Health Resources and Service Administration.

This technique is a gentle, non-force procedure which works with the body's natural design to aid it in healing properly. Cox procedures encourage a pain-free future by educating the patient about ergonomics, strengthening exercise and lifestyle modification.

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