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Richmond Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression. It is popular today in back pain management for back pain relief. Johnson Chiropractic knows our Richmond chiropractic patients hear about spinal decompression, too. Johnson Chiropractic shares this discussion about Richmond spinal decompression and how Johnson Chiropractic addresses spinal decompression with Cox Technic.

Richmond Spinal Decompression Defined

Spinal decompression is defined by the oft-referenced website “WebMD” as a gentle stretching of the spine that changes the force and position of the spine to take pressure off the spinal discs. How? The negative pressure generated by spinal decompression over time may assist by reducing herniated discs and taking pressure off of the spinal nerves and other spinal structures and allow water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids to get into the discs so they can heal. (12) Johnson Chiropractic agrees with this characterization and seeks to do just that with Richmond chiropractic care via spinal manipulation with the chiropractic method known as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation.

Richmond Chiropractic Spinal Decompression: Cox Technic

Cox Technic used by Johnson Chiropractic is well documented with biomechanical and clinical research studies to reduce back pain and neck pain and drop intradiscal pressures. It is effective. That’s why Johnson Chiropractic uses it. A team of chiropractic and medical researchers and research-center based as well as private-practice clinicians design the studies, participate in them, and publish the outcomes of these multi-disciplinary, federally funded, multi-facility, randomized clinical control trials using the published protocols documented in textbooks and journals. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Biomechanical Outcomes (6)

Spinal decompression via Cox Technic biomechanically creates lumbar spine intradiscal pressure decreases to as low as -192 mmHg and increases in intervertebral foramen nerve opening area by 28% and disc height by 2mm. (7) Spinal decompression via Cox Technic allows for cervical spine intradiscal pressure drops of as much as 168 kPa (kilopascals) which is about 1260 mmHg. (13) Cox Technic spinal decompression reduces pressure on the spinal discs and nerves.

Clinical Outcomes

Richmond chiropractic spinal decompression with Cox Technic produces back pain relief for lumbar spine back pain patients in an average of 12 visits and 29 days. (8) In the 1000 cases study, 91% of participating chiropractic patients found relief in less than 90 days, curbing back pain sufferers from crossing over into the more costly as well as life-altering category of chronic pain. (8) This type of Richmond spinal decompression reduces radiculopathy (leg pain) superiorly when put up against medical conservative care, primarily physical therapy (PT). (9) Further, patients cared for with spinal decompression as Cox Technic needed less care (3) and said they had less pain (4) in the following year of the study than did the PT patients.

Effectiveness and Cost of Chiropractic Spinal Decompression

Johnson Chiropractic offers chiropractic spinal decompression as spinal manipulation in the form of flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic). Your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic is ready to help Richmond back pain and neck pain patients get relief of and control their pain. Richmond chiropractic spinal decompression in the form of Cox Technic flexion distraction is insurance coded as spinal manipulation. It’s chiropractic which current published studies detail as being less expensive than 2% of the total fee to treat a lumbar herniated disc (10) and costing 40% less than medical doctor started care for back pain. (11)

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