Pain Relief with Chiropractic Cox® Technic
Cox® Technic research shows a 17% increase in spinal disc height in addition to the 28% increase in area where the nerves exit the spine. It shows a drop in intradiscal pressures to as low as a -192 mmHg which helps decrease pressure from herniated discs and improves nutrition to the discs so they can heal. Traction effectively increases the disc height of lower lumbar spine discs, again helping relieve pressure on pain-sensitive nerves.
Flexion Distraction (aka Cox Technic distraction manipulation) relieves neuropathic pain, pain that goes into the legs that often accompanies low back pain. This radiation of pain, numbness, or tingling down the leg is called Sciatica. The good news is that non-thrust, non-drug spinal manipulation like Cox Technic is often used to manage low back pain. Just one month of Cox Technic relieves pain in chronic low back pain patients with leg pain compared to those without leg pain. Great news! A new rat study reaffirms that using Cox Technic offers short-term pain-relief similar to that in human clinical studies. That's why it's used!
Further, spinal manipulation influences pain regulators in the nervous system like substance-p, neurotensin, oxytocin and interleukin levels as well as cortisol ("the stress hormone") after treatment. That's a goal of chiropractic treatment: to calm the nervous system when it's affected by pain.
Back pain relief is possible with chiropractic care.
At Chiropractic Care our goal is to help you achieve and maintain optimal health, determine the cause of your symptoms and relieve your pain with gentle, non-surgical and drug-free practices.Dr. Ralph A. Kruse, the owner and clinic director, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician, Acupuncturist and Orthopedist, who runs offices in Chicago and Homewood.