At Moriarty Chiropractic, our Nashua chiropractic patients get cutting-edge spinal care in the form of Cox® Technic that is recognized, researched and helpful for back pain. Cox® Technic is really around the world…and right here in Nashua! In this piece, you’ll see studies from Spain, Korea, Japan, and the US regarding Cox® Technic and how it eases back pain.
SPAIN: 50% AND SUPERIOR CLINICAL OUTCOMES
A recent research paper by researchers and physiotherapists in Spain reports that patients cared for with flexion distraction spinal manipulation reach 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 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 feel “Well, 50% doesn’t seem like that much.” Moriarty Chiropractic must remind you that medicine now considers 30% and even 20% improvement as “minimal clinical improvement” to deem a medical procedure like spine surgery valuable to perform. (2, 3) Compared to those markers for a practice to be medically beneficial, Cox® Technic’s 50% Rule guide and attainment is remarkable! Moriarty Chiropractic finds that many of our patients get even greater improvement: 60%, 70%, 80%, 90% and higher. All cases and patients differ and have their own distinctive issues, but the clinical outcomes are pleasing for Nashua back pain sufferers who really 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 used with the right type of patient. 83.2% of patients did in a Japanese study. These researchers presented that lumbar traction can deliver a distractive force and that patients showed an instant response to it. They also acknowledged that traction research is short on reproducibility, biomechanical confirmation, and clinical validation of its effectiveness. (4) Cox Technic can present researched effects. Cox® Technic biomechanical studies found that the lumbar spine disc pressures drop to as low as -192mmHg, the lumbar canal area increases by 28%, the disc height increases by 17%, and ranges of motion can be returned to specific spinal segments. (5) Moriarty Chiropractic 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 enlarged in chronic low back pain patients treated with joint mobilization and flexion distraction techniques. Why did this happen? They described that this treatment produced negative pressure in the disc space to pull the displaced disc content back to the center and removed painful stimuli from the annular fibers to decrease 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! Moriarty Chiropractic talks about these biomechanical effects with our Nashua back pain patients daily. It is vital 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, adds to the world-wide flare of Cox® Technic as he moved here from India! We’re so glad he did.
Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment today. While Cox® Technic is researched world-wide, it’s offered right here in Nashua for your spinal health and back pain relief and management.