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The Flexion-Distraction Technique

Flexion-Distraction technique uses a special precision table that makes circular and vertical movements to release disc and spinal pressures. The movement, guided by the hands of a chiropractic physician, creates a suction effect to allow a disc to return to its normal height or a joint to its normal range of motion.

The technique's founder, Dr. James Cox explains Flexion-Distraction as a marriage of chiropractic principles with osteopathic principles. These principles were set forth by Alan Stoddard, DO, in his book 'Manual of Osteopathic Technique' which described the manipulative procedures developed by John McManis, DO, in the early 1900's.

Since the early 1970's, Dr. Cox has refined the technique; developed a manipulation instrument for effective use of the technique; conducted clinical and experimental research lectured around the world; and written well-received articles, chapters for textbooks, and textbooks.


Flexion-Distraction is an effective treatment for a variety of spinal conditions. Federally funded research has proved the following about Flexion-Distraction technique:

It reduces intradiscal pressures
It increases intradiscal height It increases foraminal size


Studies show that more than two-thirds of patients report excellent to good improvement with a typical rehabilitation program of 12 treatments.


Distraction technique can also successfully treat:


Failed back surgical syndromes
Sciatica / leg pain
Stenosis
Arm and neck pain
Chemical radiculitis
Spondylolisthesis
Synovial Cyst
Headache

...and much more

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