Cox Decompression Manipulation

Cox Decompression Manipulation is a form of manipulation that requires a special training and a specialized manipulation table. This technique is used specifically for treatment of bulging and herniated discs of the lower back and neck. 

By utilizing specific contacts at the level of the herniated disc to stabilize the vertebra, the lower part of the table is carefully lowered, creating a negative pressure within the disc. The table is then moved in directions to help move the protruding disc material away from the spinal nerve. This approach is superior to traction based decompression because of the specific vertebral control.

The process can take 3 to 8 weeks but is surely better than surgery! Spinal stabilization exercises are gradually introduced to maintain the disc position and the patient is taught efficient movement patterns that will help keep the disc contents away from the nerves.