At Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic, our Augusta chiropractic patients receive cutting-edge spinal care in the form of Cox® Technic, renowned, well-studied and relieving for back pain. Cox® Technic is truly around the world…and right here in Augusta! In this piece, you’ll read studies from Spain, Korea, Japan, and the US about Cox® Technic and how it eases back pain.
SPAIN: 50% AND SUPERIOR CLINICAL OUTCOMES
A new research paper by researchers and physiotherapists in Spain reports that patients cared for with flexion distraction spinal manipulation attain at least 50% improvement. Further, flexion distraction outcomes are superior to high velocity low amplitude thrust technique outcomes. (1) A note on this 50% improvement marker: Cox® Technic protocols seek at least 50% improvement within the first month of care for most spine pain conditions at which time (a) visit frequency is decreased by 50% and (b) treatment would now include some range of motion treatment to spinal segments. And if you say “Well, 50% doesn’t seem like that much.” Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic must remind you that medicine now considers 30% and even 20% improvement as “minimal clinical improvement” to declare a medical procedure like spine surgery valuable to offer. (2, 3) Contrasted with those markers for a practice to be medically beneficial, Cox® Technic’s 50% Rule guide and attainment is marvelous! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic finds that many of our patients attain even greater improvement: 60%, 70%, 80%, 90% and higher. All cases and patients vary and have their own distinctive issues, but the clinical outcomes are pleasing for Augusta back pain sufferers who just want to return to a pleasing quality of life.
JAPAN & US: TRACTION AND COX® TECHNIC
Traction is effective treatment…for some and when it is applied to the right type of patient. 83.2% of patients did in a Japanese study. These researchers presented that lumbar traction can provide a distractive force and that patients exhibited an immediate response to it. They also acknowledged that traction research lacks reproducibility, biomechanical confirmation, and clinical validation of its effectiveness. (4) Cox Technic can display researched effects. Cox® Technic biomechanical studies found that the lumbar spine disc pressures drop to as low as -192mmHg, the lumbar canal area enlarges by 28%, the disc height increases by 17%, and ranges of motion can be returned to specific spinal segments. (5) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic proposes that Cox® Technic is well-researched, segment specific spinal manipulation with predictable clinical outcomes.
KOREA: COX® TECHNIC POSITIVELY IMPACTS THE SPINE
And in Korea, researchers revealed that disc heights significantly increased in chronic low back pain patients handled with joint mobilization and flexion distraction techniques. Why did this happen? They explained that this treatment created negative pressure in the disc space to draw the displaced disc content back to the center and removed painful stimuli from the annular fibers to reduce pain. (6) Just what Gudavalli et al discovered in their biomechanical research of the effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction on the lumbar spine in the 1990’s! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic talks about these biomechanical effects with our Augusta back pain patients all the time. It’s important to have science behind what we do.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Ram Gudavalli, PhD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. Dr. Gudavalli is the principle investigator who has directed much of the biomechanical and clinical research studies – retrospective, prospective and experimental with cadavers – into the effects of Cox Technic flexion distraction. He, too, enhances the world-wide flare of Cox® Technic as he moved to the US from India! We’re so thankful he did.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment today. While Cox® Technic is researched world-wide, it it offered right here in Augusta for your spinal health and back pain relief and management.