Cox® Technique for Spinal Pain Management in Calgary

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Cox® Technique is a gentle, safe, non-force procedure that works with the natural design of the body to aid in proper healing of the spine through the central nervous system.

It is used as a method for spinal pain management and encourages a pain-free future by educating the patient about ergonomics, strengthening exercises and lifestyle modification.

When used in conjunction with other chiropractic techniques, this special form of care can help with all sorts of health conditions, some of which are mentioned below.


How Does It Work?

During treatment on a Cox® Technique decompression table, you (the patient) will lay flat down on your stomach while the chiropractor isolates one vertebral segment at a time, or begins treating those that are known to be injured.

The goal is to reduce stenotic effects (an abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other tubular organ or structure) by dropping intradiscal pressure (within the disc) to allow disc reduction, increasing the size of the low intervertebral foramen, and lowering pressure on the dorsal root ganglion and the exiting nerve roots.

While concentrating on the lower back, the doctor may use the instrument’s moving section to allow lateral and circular motion which returns normal movement to the spine and also reduces pain in the process.


Treatable Health Conditions

What are some of the health conditions treatable by Cox® Technic?

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  • lumbar disc herniation
  • cervical disc herniation
  • thoarcic disc herniation
  • spinal pain
  • pelvic pain
  • degenerative disc disease
  • sublaxation
  • osteoarthritis of the spine
  • spondylolisthesis
  • stenosis
  • facet syndrome
  • headache
  • compression defects
  • loss of spine lordosis
  • loss of range of spinal motion
  • scoliosis (to maintain curve, not cure)
  • whiplash-type injuries
  • popstural faults
  • coccydynia
  • fibromyalgia
  • post-surgical continued neck, back and extremity pain
  • mechanical back pain
  • neurological diseases  (i.e. multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy)

*the list above is not an all inclusive list nor exclusive of other conditions. Not every patient with these specific conditions may benefit as other factors may be influencing each patients. These are merely general conditions. Dr. Battershill examines each patient carefully to determine the appropriate treatment methods on an individual basis.


Research Done

Nearly 50 years of research, experience and technology have contributed to the development and evolution of Cox® Technic. Chiropractors, engineers and researchers continue to document its benefits.

Health Resources and Services Administration of the United States of America has granted several research projects concerning flexion-distraction since chiropractic research grants were first made available in 1994.


Book Your Cox® Technic Treatment Today

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Are you looking for relief from long-term, nagging injuries that just wont go away? What about from pain that is affecting your daily routine? If this is you, the Cox® Technic will have you back at it in no time.

Call us anytime at 403-284-2082 or send us a message below today. See RHC’s Office Hours, Location and Services here.

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