All manual therapies performed are meant to reduce pain and encourage total body wellness. Additional benefits of manual therapy include spasm relief, cell metabolism, disc decompression and the reduction of nerve pressure and scar tissue.
If you’re suffering from back or leg pain, your chiropractor may use a number of different techniques to locate the root cause and release tension or pressure in the affected area. The Cox Flexion Distraction Technique is a non-surgical spinal manipulation adjustment technique that helps to stop pain immediately by realigning the spine and restoring range of motion in the joints and muscles, thereby increasing flexibility and improving your posture.
The Cox Technique is designed to be a safe, nearly-painless alternative to back surgery. By applying pressure in key areas of the back; the chiropractor effectively decompresses the discs by applying a gentle stretch to the lower spine, and a series of repetitive movements and thrusts to reduce pressure.
The Flexion-Distraction technique is typically performed on a special table that helps to gently separate the spinal joints. Only slight pressure is applied to the body throughout the process, and the goal is decrease pressure and decompress the inflamed areas around the spine to restore nerve functioning.
The Cox Flexion Distraction Technique is most effective for reducing the effects of degenerative disc diseases and lumbar disc bulges and/or herniations, and offers several benefits for people who do not want to undergo surgery to get rid of back pain.
The Activator Adjusting Instrument is the tool more doctors choose to deliver low-force chiropractic adjustments. This unique hand-held instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer-reviewed researched papers, and was designed to give patients a specific and gentle adjustment.
The Activator provides a controlled, fast thrust that is comfortable for the patient. In fact, adjustments with the Activator are so quick and measured, the body’s muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and accurate adjustment.
By restoring spinal balance, chiropractic care aids the body in healing itself. And the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique accomplishes this goal through safe, effective and gentle low-force adjustments.