Cox Technic IN Baton Rouge LA

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Named after its developer, James M. Cox DC DACBR, Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression in Baton Rouge LA is a gentle, non-force chiropractic adjusting approach. Here, you will read about its treatment place in healthcare, effects, benefits, and protocols used on a specifically designed treatment table as well as view demonstration videos of the treatment itself.


63.7% of chiropractic physicians report using flexion-distraction in their practices. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation performs this highly-effective spinal manipulation and decompression technique, a fusion of chiropractic and osteopathic principles. This combo offers a non-surgical alternative first line treatment to a more invasive surgery for relief of pain in the neck, arm, back and leg, especially for the 1 in 4 patients who are 95% of the cost of healthcare dollars for back pain: the disc herniation and stenosis cases. Cox® Technic's performance for these more complex conditions makes it an initial conservative, non-surgical approach for less extreme conditions of back and neck pain as well.


Cox® Technic is a docile distraction (stretching) adjustment of the spine to produce the following benefits for the patient with back or extremity pain:

  1. Increase the intervertebral disc space opening
  2. Decrease the pressure within the disc to aid healing of disc herniation
  3. Increase the size of the nerve openings in the spine to reduce pinched nerves
  4. Reestablish range of motion to spinal segments


The above changes in the spine may allow the following healing benefits to patients with back pain or pain down the arms or legs:

1. Stimulation of circulation into the intervertebral disc which can aid in absorption of the pain-causing chemicals while increasing the absorption of nutrients into the disc to aid healing and inflammation of the disc has been reported as necessary for successful outcome with spinal manipulation.

2. Dropping the pressure inside the disc creates a force inside the disc to reduce the bulging of herniated disc material.

3. Stenosis patients benefit by the increase in the size of the nerve openings which is the site of nerve compression and pinched nerves.

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4. Range of motion spinal manipulation restores more freedom of movement while also stimulating nerves in the extremities, spinal cord, and brain to produce chemicals that reduce pain and create a sense of well-being.

5. As these above changes occur under chiropractic treatment with Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction spinal manipulation, pain in the extremity can drop by centralizing or isolating the pain to the low back and hip area.

  • This reduction of pain in the extremity by its moving out of the leg and into the back and hip area is a sign of healing and is called centralization of pain
  • Back pain diminishes as the nerve compression and chemical irritation decreases and normal movement of the spine returns.

6. A study documents that it takes three months to allow healing of herniated disc and stenosis caused pain. Some patients find full relief of pain and some as much relief as possible, necessitating continued observance of rules of exercise, proper ergonomics of lifting, and continued monitoring of care.


You will notice, as most patients do on their first visit, the special table used for Cox® Technic. It is known as The Cox® Table or a flexion distraction table. Its design allows a gentle tractioning of the spine to reduce intradiscal pressures, to increase disc height, and open the spinal canal area as well as re-establish individual normal spinal segment ranges of motion.

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Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression is applied specially for each area of the spine.

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Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

5333 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(225) 926-1900