If you're suffering from back, neck or leg pain, your chiropractor may use a number of different techniques to locate the root cause and release tension or pressure in the affected area. The Flexion Distraction Technique is a non-surgical spinal
technique that helps to stop pain immediately by realigning the spine.
This technique also restores range of motion in the joints and muscles, thereby increasing flexibility and improving your posture. Here's a close look at how the Cox Flexion Distraction treatment works, and how what key benefits you can look forward to when you are undergoing this chiropractic treatment:
How the Cox Flexion Distraction Works
The Flexion distraction technique is designed to be a safe, nearly-painless alternative to back surgery, and is commonly used in patients who are suffering from back pain. This technique is also very effective for patients who have had unsuccessful surgery! The technique is designed to realign the spine by applying pressure in key areas of the back; the Chiropractor effectively decompresses the discs by applying a gentle stretch to the lower spine, and a series of repetitive movements immediately reducing the pressure in the area.
The Flexion-Distraction technique is typically performed on a special table that helps to separate the thoracic, cervical and lumbar spinal joints. Only slight pressure is applied to the body throughout the process, and the goal is decrease pressure and decompress the inflamed areas around the spine to restore nerve functioning.
Results are many times immediate and researchers report that it takes may only take an average of 29 days for most people to see significant results. Most people need at least 12 visits to obtain optimal results, but results vary significantly by patient and condition.
Key Benefits of the Flexion Distraction Technique
The Flexion Distraction Technique is one of many non forceful techniques in our office for resolving lower back and hip pain.
Overall, the Flexion Distraction Technique is used to decompress the spinal column and adjust poorly functioning vertebrae. It is most effective for reducing the effects of degenerative disc diseases and lumbar disc herniations, and offers several benefits for people who do not want to undergo surgery to get rid of back pain.
Dr. Tinker's initial evaluation can determine your problem areas, and create a customized treatment plan specific to your needs.