There are common reasons why someone would visit a chiropractor, such as experiencing back pain, neck pain, or headaches. Yet not every chiropractic office delivers the same experience. Each chiropractor and office provides its own services and methods, so it’s a good idea to research and compare offices before you commit. One such technique a chiropractor may use is the Cox technique. Here is more about it.
What Is the Cox Adjustment Technique?
If you’re familiar with chiropractic care, you have probably heard of or experienced chiropractic adjustments, which adjust the position of the spine to put it into proper alignment. The Cox technique is an adjustment technique that is considered the “golden standard.” With this method, your chiropractor would use direct yet gentle force on a specific area of the spine to adjust it into a better position.
Why Is the Cox Technique Used?
This technique provides the correct amount of spacing between the spine’s vertebras to heal discs between the vertebras from problems like a bulging, slipped or herniated disc. These disc problems create pressure that leads to pain, and the adjustment reduces the pressure and thus the pain. The goal is to create lasting pain relief and natural healing without the use of pain killers or surgery.
Is the Cox Technique Safe?
It’s understandable to be unsure about whether applied force to the spine would be safe. In actuality, it is a gentle, targeted pressure that is safe and controlled. This technique can be safer than an alternative to spinal decompression therapy because it allows the chiropractor more personalization. With the Cox technique, the chiropractor can adjust the technique to the right amount of force to fit the person’s situation. This is better than the fixed settings of a spinal decompression machine, which often results in too little or too much force, which can range from results that are ineffective to unsafe. By providing just the right amount of pressure to the right points with the Cox technique, a trained chiropractor can provide safe, effective results.
Dr. Allan DellaBella of Shadowood Chiropractic Center offers the Cox technique in Boca Raton, FL. Call 561-488-4000 to make an appointment for a consultation to discuss your case and how chiropractic care could help.