Cox Technique

The Cox Technique is a chiropractic method developed over the past 48 years by Dr. James Cox, the preeminent chiropractic authority on spinal disc disease and treatment. The system and table developed by Dr. Cox allow for a gentle spinal decompression of the discs and other joints of the spine.   This decompression reduces the pressure inside the disc, reducing the bulge (herniation) and relieving painful pressure on spinal nerves.

The system is effective in treating lumbar (low back) conditions resulting in low back pain, sciatica, leg pain, burning, numbness and weakness. Some of the conditions helped by Cox Technique include: disc bulges, disc herniations, disc ruptures, facet syndrome, disc degenerations, spinal canal stenosis.  The highly specialized table allows the doctor smooth precise movement and a very high level of control. A gentle, oscillating stretch is applied to pull the disc back in its proper place, rapidly relieving painful pressure. All movements are slow, smooth and gentle. There is no popping or twisting.

Cox Table used by Dr JamesWhittlesey chiropractor in Novato CA

Cox Flexion/distraction Technique is a non-surgical procedure that works with the body’s design to encourage a natural healing process, relieve spinal pain and return patients to a normal quality of life. The technique has been proven by a large number of clinical trials and studies. Cox Flexion/distraction Technique is a highly effective alternative to back surgery, even in cases so severe that it seems that surgical intervention is inevitable.

Here is the Cox Technique website:

The Cox Technique has been studied and proven highly effective in the treatment of:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Disc-related pain including a slipped, bulging, ruptured or herniated disc.

I use this technique in conjunction with my other low force techniques to get the most effective recovery at my Novato chiropractic office.

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      I was constantly in pain.  The pain was in my neck and back.  My results have been EXCELLENT.  I can do almost anything I want to do and not be in terrible pain.  I think Dr. Whittlesey is excellent.  I will recommend him to everybody.

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