Cox Flexion Distraction Technique
What is Cox Flexion Distraction?
Using flexion distraction
at Manhattan Sports Therapy, Dr. Nemirovsky gently and safely integrates targeted hands-on therapy while the patient rests comfortably on a uniquely designed treatment table. Highly trained and certified in flexion distraction, Dr. Nemirovsky recommends this conservative and widely regarded decompression therapy to relieve spinal pain
and back pain
, arm pain
, and leg pain
Flexion distraction therapy is an effective chiropractic treatment when integrated with Dr. Nemirovsky’s other expert soft tissue and joint therapies. Used in many of his patient treatment plans, flexion distraction helps address pain symptoms resulting from:
How do flexion distraction and decompression work?
During treatment, Dr. Nemirovsky relaxes the patient in a neutral, face down position on the flexion distraction table. A uniquely designed portion of the table is unlocked to facilitate the gentle, isolated, and controlled pressure he applies to affected areas.
Using targeted downward, upward, and circular motions Dr. Nemirovsky:
- Reduces intradiscal pressure on spinal nerves
- Restores joint mobility
- Widens the spinal foraminal canal to address radicular pain of the lower extremities
- Realigns spine and joints
Flexion distraction research:
- 70% of patients demonstrated “excellent” to “good” results following flexion distraction treatment
- Maximum improvement was experienced after just 12 visits over a one-month period
Depending on your condition, Dr. Nemirovsky will layer your treatment plan with flexion distraction and other conservative therapies, such as:
- Physical Therapy & Rehab
- Myofascial Release Therapies such as the Active Release Technique® and the Graston Technique®
- Hot/Cold therapy
- Electric stimulation
- Cold-laser light therapy