An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Our chiropractors at Gremmels Chiropractic Center Inc. in Birmingham utilize the cox flexion distraction technique for the relief of back and neck pain that is caused by whiplash, misalignments of the vertebrae, herniated discs, osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, pelvic pain and pregnancy discomfort as well as many other types of back injuries and conditions. We often utilize this technique as a part of our core comprehensive chiropractic care programs for healing and total body wellness.
Cox flexion distraction is a gentle chiropractic treatment protocol that helps stretch the spine to increase the distance between the vertebrae and widen the diameter of the spinal canal. The treatment is performed on a chiropractic table that has movable sections that correspond to the lower body at the neck.
The lower body section of the table moves up and down a few inches to provide stretching and pain relief in the lower back. The upper section of the table that is used to treat herniated discs in the neck moves side to side while slightly pivoting up and down.
The con flexion distraction technique does not involve any harsh or fast movements. Instead, it is a slow, rhythmic way to heal certain disorders of the spine and alleviate pain. The table is 100 percent chiropractor controlled via manual handles. It is estimated that the flexion distraction technique can increase the diameter of the spinal canal by as much as 28 percent, which helps alleviate pinched and compressed nerves as well as certain types of spinal stenosis.
Our chiropractors in Birmingham are dedicated to helping lower your back and neck pain with the flexion distraction technique. When you come into our office for a treatment. One of our chiropractors will ask you to lay face down on the cox chiropractic table.
If your lower back is the designated treatment area, our chiropractor will manually apply pressure to your lower back with one hand while operating the lever on the leg section of the table. The lower part of the table will slowly move up and down a few inches, which will help stretch your back, realign any misaligned lumbar vertebrae and increase the spaces between your vertebrae.
If the designated treatment area is your neck, our chiropractor will place one hand on your neck in order to apply pressure and stabilize it. While applying pressure, he will move the handle at the top of the table, which will cause the section to move side-to-side while pivoting up and down.
The flexion distraction technique usually provides noticeable results in as little as 30 to 90 days. To learn more about how this technique can help lower your back pain and to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors in Birmingham, call us at (205) 854-3008.