Cox Flexion Distraction Technique
Cox technique uses a special table that separates in the middle and allows the lower half to move independently in different directions. The goal of treatment is to create a distractive force or traction on the spine and intervertebral discs.
This results in a negative intradiscal pressure and passive pumping of the disc to increase fluid exchange. The result is possible reduction of bulging and herniated discs as well as an improved function of the degenerated discs to reduce pain and slow/prevent further degeneration.
Patients who might benefit from Cox Technique include:
- Those with bulging/herniated discs
- Those with degenerative discs
- Those with spinal stenosis (narrowing around the spinal nerves)