At Young Chiropractic, our Easley chiropractic patients receive cutting-edge spinal care in the form of Cox® Technic that is recognized, researched and relieving for back pain. Cox® Technic is truly around the world…and right here in Easley! In this article, you’ll read studies from Spain, Korea, Japan, and the US about Cox® Technic and how it eases back pain.
SPAIN: 50% AND SUPERIOR CLINICAL OUTCOMES
A recent research paper by researchers and physiotherapists in Spain describes how patients treated with flexion distraction spinal manipulation get at least 50% improvement. Further, flexion distraction outcomes stand superior to high velocity low amplitude thrust technique outcomes. (1) A note on this 50% improvement marker: Cox® Technic protocols seek at least 50% improvement within the first month of care for most spine pain conditions at which time (a) visit frequency is decreased by 50% and (b) treatment would now include some range of motion treatment to spinal segments. And if you say “Well, 50% doesn’t seem like that much.” Young Chiropractic must share that medicine now considers 30% and even 20% improvement as “minimal clinical improvement” to deem a medical procedure like spine surgery valuable to do. (2, 3) Contrasted with those markers for a practice to be medically beneficial, Cox® Technic’s 50% Rule guide and attainment is remarkable! Young Chiropractic finds that many of our patients attain even more improvement: 60%, 70%, 80%, 90% and higher. All cases and patients vary and have their own distinctive issues, but the clinical outcomes are pleasing for Easley back pain sufferers who really want to return to a pleasing quality of life.
JAPAN & US: TRACTION AND COX® TECHNIC
Traction is effective treatment…for some and when it is used with the right type of patient. 83.2% of patients did in a Japanese study. These researchers presented that lumbar traction can deliver a distractive force and that patients exhibited an immediate response to it. They also admitted that traction research lacks reproducibility, biomechanical confirmation, and clinical validation of its usefulness. (4) Cox Technic can share researched effects. Cox® Technic biomechanical studies documented that the lumbar spine disc pressures drop to as low as -192mmHg, the lumbar canal area enlarges by 28%, the disc height increases by 17%, and ranges of motion can be returned to specific spinal segments. (5) Young Chiropractic proposes that Cox® Technic is well-researched, segment specific spinal manipulation with predictable clinical outcomes.
KOREA: COX® TECHNIC POSITIVELY IMPACTS THE SPINE
And in Korea, researchers discovered that disc heights significantly enlarged in chronic low back pain patients handled with flexion distraction and joint mobilization techniques. Why did this happen? They explained that this treatment created negative pressure in the disc space to draw the moved disc content back to the center and removed painful stimuli from the annular fibers to reduce pain. (6) Just what Gudavalli et al found in their biomechanical research of the effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction on the lumbar spine in the 1990’s! Young Chiropractic shares these biomechanical effects with our Easley back pain patients all the time. It is key to have science behind what we do.
CONTACT Young Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST with Ram Gudavalli, PhD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Gudavalli is the principle investigator who has headed a great deal of the biomechanical and clinical research studies – retrospective, prospective and experimental with cadavers – about the effects of Cox Technic flexion distraction. He, too, adds to the world-wide flare of Cox® Technic as he came here from India! We are so glad he did.
Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment today. While Cox® Technic is studied world-wide, it it offered right here in Easley for your spinal health and back pain relief and management.