At New Hampshire Spine and Sport, our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients get cutting-edge spinal care in the form of Cox® Technic, renowned, researched and helpful for back pain. Cox® Technic is truly around the world…and right here in Southern New Hampshire! In this article, you’ll read papers 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 stand superior to high velocity low amplitude thrust technique outcomes. (1) A note on this 50% improvement marker: Cox® Technic protocols look for 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.” New Hampshire Spine and Sport must comment that medicine now looks at 30% and even 20% improvement as “minimal clinical improvement” to deem a medical procedure like spine surgery worthwhile 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! New Hampshire Spine and Sport finds that many of our patients attain even more 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 Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers who really want to return to a reasonable quality of life.
JAPAN & US: TRACTION AND COX® TECHNIC
Traction is effective treatment…for certain patients and when it is used with the proper patient. 83.2% of patients did in a Japanese study. These researchers presented that lumbar traction can deliver a distractive force and that patients exhibited an instant response to it. They also admitted that traction research is short on reproducibility, biomechanical confirmation, and clinical validation of its usefulness. (4) Cox Technic can present researched effects. Cox® Technic biomechanical studies documented that the lumbar spine disc pressures drop to as low as -192mmHg, the lumbar canal area enlarges by 28%, the disc height gets bigger by 17%, and ranges of motion can be returned to specific spinal segments. (5) New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers 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 discovered that disc heights significantly enlarged in chronic low back pain patients handled with joint mobilization and flexion distraction techniques. How does this happen? They described that this treatment created negative pressure in the disc space to pull the moved disc content back to the center and got rid of painful stimuli from the annular fibers to reduce pain. (6) Just what Gudavalli et al found in their biomechanical research of the effects of Cox® Technic flexion distraction on the lumbar spine in the 1990’s! New Hampshire Spine and Sport shares these biomechanical effects with our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients daily. 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 a great deal of the biomechanical and clinical research studies – retrospective, prospective and experimental with cadavers – about the effects of Cox Technic flexion distraction. He, too, enhances the world-wide flare of Cox® Technic as he came to the US from India! We’re so grateful he did.
Schedule your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today. While Cox® Technic is researched all around the world, it it offered right here in Southern New Hampshire for your spinal health and back pain relief and management.