Cox Spinal Decompression

Cox Flexion-decompression technique is a gentle, safe and effective way to manage many spinal related disorders and the pain they produce. This technique provides excellent results for the more difficult conditions such as herniated discs, sciatica, stenosis, advanced degenerative disc and joint disease. Using a specialized table with this technique is a gentle low force treatment that creates a pumping effect on the inter-vertebral disc and allows these benefits. 


1) Increases the inter-vertebral disc height to reduce tension on the annular fibers and the spinal nerves by making more room and improving circulation.

2) Drops pressure within the disc by up to 192mmHg helping to reduce herniation.

3) Increases the area of the inter-vertebral foramen up to 28% providing more room for the nerve.

4) Restores vertebral joints to their physiological relationships of motion (realigns the spine).

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Cox Spinal Decompression

At back4Life Spinal Health Center, we utilize Cox®Technic spinal manipulation. Cox®Technic is a non-surgical, physician-controlled form of spinal manipulation. This therapy is performed with the patient lying on the Cox Table.

The Cox Table is a special treatment table, which allows more effective administration of flexion-distraction and decompression adjustments and manipulation. The purpose of Cox Technic is to assist with the spinal pain the patient is experiencing and to move the patient from pain to no pain in as little time as possible.

There are well-researched and documented flexion-distraction and decompression case studies, which prove that these methods relieve spinal pain and help patients regain their former quality of life. This is accomplished by decreasing  pressure inside the disc, widening the spinal canal openings, reducing pressure on the spinal nerves and ultimately returning motion to the spinal joints.

This procedure is effective on individuals suffering from herniated discs, sciatica, stenosis and other conditions as well.

Is Cox Spinal Decompression Right for Me? 

Cox®Technic has substantial scientific and clinical evidence supporting its effectiveness in relieving many back and neck pain conditions.

These conditions include, disc herniation, slipped disc, ruptured disc, facet syndrome, stenosis, headaches, degenerative disc disease, whiplash, chronic pain following surgery, scoliosis, osteoporosis and even pregnancy-related back pain.

What Can I Expect During Treatment?

Once Dr. Swain has assessed your condition, a specific diagnosis can be given and a treatment plan can be developed. During your first treatment, you will be asked to lie face down on the Cox Table. The chiropractor will perform tolerance testing to see what your specific level of discomfort is so that he can ensure your comfort during treatment.

Your treatment will focus on one vertebral motion segment at a time, with the goal of reducing stenotic effects. This is done by dropping  pressure in the disc. When this disc reduction is done, there will be an increase in the size of the inter-vertebral foramen  (opening for the nerve) and a reduction of pressure on the nerve.

Learn More

If you have never been to a chiropractor before, we welcome you to explore our website, give us a call or stop by back4Life Spinal Health Center. We would love to provide you with some personalized answers to all of your questions. You can even schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Swain. Our facility also offers workshops and educational opportunities to help you better understand your conditions and show you what you can do to speed up your healing and prevent a re-occurrence.

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