The Cox Flexion Distraction Technique is a safe, gentle, non-force, process performed on a specifically design table that moves with the pressure applied by the chiropractic professional’s hands – but does it work?

About the Cox Flexion Distraction Treatment

This procedure has been shown in multiple studies to help individuals with brief and chronic pain suffering from bulging disks and disc herniations. Other conditions treated by the Cox Flexion Distraction Technique include: slipped disks, low back pain, leg pain and sciatica, arthritis, lower back stiffness, Spondylolisthesis, sprains and strains, scoliosis, sacroiliac syndrome, old sports injuries, and failed back surgical syndrome.


Flexion distraction drops intradiscal pressures – the pinching from spinal discs that usually causes nerve pain – as low as 0192mmHg with a mean pain scale score dropping from 7.7. With frequent adjustments, most patients do report improvements in their daily lives. Under some conditions, this treatment is also known to improve posture, increase circulation, nerve communication, and range of motion in arms, legs, shoulders, and spinal joints. Additionally, this treatment can also relieve stiffness, decrease neck pain and headaches, and remove the need for surgery.

This treatment also widens the spinal canal area by around 28 percent. Why is that important? Widening the muscles around your joints helps provide padding and strength to your spinal muscles. Exercise will help increase blood flow to the back, taking the pressure of the bones through musculature development, and improving flexibility but a chiropractic professional is crucial to complement your exercise routine.

At Gilroy Chiropractic Dr. Gilroy is an expert at Flexion Distraction treatments as well as K-Laser therapy, Kinesio taping, therapeutic exercise, children’s chiropractic, and even pregnancy care. Call today and say goodbye to pain. Accepting most major insurance providers, you can’t afford not to begin on the road to pain-free living.