Cox® Technique: Treating Cervical Spine Pain in Calgary

Do You Have Cervical Spine Pain in Calgary? We’re Here to Help!

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Do you have cervical spine pain in Calgary and are looking for effective treatment? If so, the Cox® Technique may be for you! What is the  Cox® Technique all about anyways, you might ask?

In short, this revolutionary method originated nearly 40 years ago, while the protocols for treating cervical spine pain, slipped discs and other conditions of the sort using the technique were developed in the early 1990’s.

The technique involves flexion-distraction of the neck using a specially engineered treatment table to help decompress and adjust the spine. It has been scientifically proven, and results have shown that the Cox Technique for treating neck pain works!

Benefits of Cox® Technique Treatment

What are the benefits of Cox Technique? Here’s some of the most important when it comes to cervical spine injuries:

  1. Increases the intervertebral disc height by making more room and increasing circulation
  2. Helps remove tension on the spinal nerve and anular fibers
  3. Drops pressure within the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc
  4. Increases the area of the intervertebral foramen by up to 28%
  5. Aligns vertebral joints, restores original physiological relationships of motion

Cervical Spine Pain: Stages of Healing

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What happens after you undergo injury to your neck? During the first three days after your injury, your body will respond with pain, swelling, inflammation, redness and an overall discomfort in the area. The healthcare professional you’ve chosen to consult will put you through an examination of their choosing – orthopedic, neurological assessments and a check up on family history are common.

Once all the information is collected, they will share their findings with you and your family. Applying ice at the office as well as at home and wearing a neck brace mal be recommended to you to help reduce initial symptoms such as swelling and pain.

Stage #2 – Healing

For up to a month and half or so, your body begins to heal. If you have pain in your limbs or joints because of your cervical spine pain, not to worry as your Chiropractor will adjust those and treat them accordingly.

Cox Technique is often used in tandem with others as part of a larger and customized treatment plan to help heal neck pain and other associated symptoms. These often include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Hot / cold therapy
  • Physio therapy
  • Home exercises
  • Nutritional supplements

Another important part of the healing stage is adjusting your lifestyle to prevent future damage. If you’re a regular weight-lifter at the gym, you may want to tone it down until your neck is almost healed. If you’re an office worker, standing up and keeping good posture should be a priority.

The general rule of thumb is that you should feel at least 50% better within 3 to 4 weeks of continued treatment for your cervical spine injury. If you don’t, a neurosurgical consultation or further testing may be required to get better.

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After the healing stage, rehabilitation of your cervical spine injury will occur over the next several weeks, lasting for possibly a year or longer. During this time your body needs to adapt itself to its new state and needs input rehabilitation to strengthen and maintain soft tissues and create healthy output.

Rehabilitation typically includes those methods and techniques listed in the healing section above as well as rigorous home care. As a matter of fact, research shows that those who continue rehabilitation after they feel they’ve recovered almost 100% have improved strength and flexibility and less scar tissue formation with a lower chance of the injury happening again.

Typical rules for care at home include:

  • Wearing a cervical collar (if recommended)
  • Using hot and cold packs intermittently
  • Taking nutritional supplements (if recommended)
  • Doing home exercises as directed by your practitioner
  • Avoiding work that will irritate and cause pain / discomfort
  • Make it to your healthcare appointments on time to receive full benefits

The outcome of your healing and rehabilitation stages are dependent on your cooperation between you and your practitioner and your commitment to getting back onto the road of health. What Causes Neck Pain Anyways?

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