If you live with persistent neck, back, or sciatic nerve pain caused by herniated or degenerative spinal discs, you don’t have to take medication or resort to surgery to find lasting relief.
Spinal decompression therapy, a treatment that involves the meticulous mechanical stretching of your spine, is a gentle, nonsurgical way to instantly relieve disc-related pressure, stimulate blood flow through your spine and promote long-term healing.
In our Tulsa office, we offer spinal decompression to help overcome chronic disc-related pressure and pain, even when traditional chiropractic adjustments, massage, physical therapy, and other common treatment options have failed to provide full relief.
Dr. Powell is certified in the Cox Technique, a non-surgical, doctor-controlled, hands-on spinal manipulation. The technique is performed while the patient is lying on The Cox Table, which permits the effective administration of flexion-distraction and spinal decompression adjustment and manipulation.
It works by relaxing the patient in a neutral, face down position on the special treatment table. When working on the lower back, a part of the table that is uniquely designed for such treatment is unlocked to facilitate the targeted and controlled, while still gentle, pressure the doctor applies to the affected areas.
By using isolated downward, upward and circular motions the patient experiences reduced intradiscal pressure to reduce pressure on any spinal nerves, restored joint mobility and a realigned spine and joints among other things.
This treatment is known to reduce irritation of pain and gently increase the space between discs. Research shows that 70% of patients have good to excellent results following treatment and after a dozen visits over a one-month period, maximum results were achieved. Studies also suggest that it is the most tolerated treatment by patients with acute back pain.
Cox Technique is appropriate for conditions causing low back and leg pain as well as neck and arm pain. It also reduces pain attributable to:
- disc herniation
- a slipped disc
- a ruptured disc
- facet syndrome
- post-surgical continued pain (pain after back surgery) aka FBSS (failed back surgical syndrome)
- other conditions
Well-researched and documented, flexion-distraction and decompression helps relieve spinal pain and return patients to their desired quality of life by:
- dropping intradiscal pressure to as low as -192mm Hg in the lumbar spine and lowering pressures in the cervical spine (C4-C7) 96 to 1583 mm Hwidening the spinal canal foraminal area by 28%
- reducing pressure on the spinal nerves
- returning motion to the spinal joints
To make an appointment to discuss if the Cox Technique is appropriate for your situation, call 918.477.7909.
—Dr. Riley Powell, DC