What treatment considerations should you think about for your spine and/or extremity pain, your back and leg pain, your neck and arm pain? When you have these conditions, this question is top of mind. Young Chiropractic presents the well-documented, non-surgical, safe and gentle Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as an answer to that question.
First, let us consider back surgery. Less than 1% of people with low back, neck, and/or leg and arm pain undergo spine surgery. (1,2) That means 99% of people with back and extremity pain will be treated non-surgically. This type of care is the forte of your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic. What is the possibility of such non-surgical treatment as Cox® Distraction Spine Manipulation to benefit you?
THE COX® FLEXION DISTRACTION OPTION
Flexion distraction spine manipulation is described as a good intervention for enhancing disc height loss in disc herniation patients. (3) Another study found 50% pain relief following distraction spine manipulation in patients with low back pain. (4) Cox® distraction mixed with therapeutic modalities over a 4-week treatment period for patients with lumbar disc herniation produced significant improvement in muscle strength, disability, and relief of sciatica. The whole treatment consisted of 18 visits in a month of care. Cox® distraction manipulation looks to be a safe and efficacious non-invasive treatment for patients with lumbar disc herniation. (5) Safety always leads care at Young Chiropractic.
SAFETY OF COX® TECHNIC
The study of safety of spine manipulation demonstrates that chiropractic students are taught correct delivery of force in delivering Cox® manipulation to patients. (6) Similar to a patient looking for surgical treatment for spine pain wants the best surgeon, studies confirm that patients with an elevated likelihood of having surgery are best partnered with a non-surgical spine specialist. (7) Certified Cox® chiropractors like your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic are trained and then assessed by written and hands-on testing before being certified in Cox® distraction manipulation.
CLINICAL EXAM IMPORTANT IN THE COX® TECHNIC SYSTEM
Lastly, be informed that the clinical examination of your spine is just as and even more important than any MRI findings. (8) Cox® certified doctors of chiropractic like your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic are most learned and examined in the orthopedic and neurological findings of spine and extremity pain patients. The thorough clinical examination determines the treatment path to your wanted pain relief.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Rob Rudy on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Use of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management is well-exemplified in his care of a couple patients with back and leg pain.
Make your next Easley chiropractic visit soon. Young Chiropractic knows that together we can reply the overarching question of what to do about your spine pain, back and leg pain, neck and arm pain.