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DiSabatino Chiropractic & Rehab, Inc.

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3456 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-322-4626
Fax: 619-923-2873

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Monday9 AM - 1 PM2 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday9 AM - 1 PM2 PM - 6 PM
Wednesday9 AM - 1 PM2 PM - 5 PM
Thursday9 AM - 1 PM2 PM - 6 PM
Friday9 AM - 1 PM2 PM - 5 PM
Saturday9 AM - 1 PM
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Cox-Flexion Distraction

Do you ever get that feeling that you just need your lower back stretched - to take pressure of the spine and decompress that area? Cox flexion distraction is the perfect treatment protocol for many types of low back issues, where pressure needs to be released and the spine stretched and separated in between each spinal segment (vertebra). In fact, studies demonstrate the effectiveness of cox-flexion distraction in restoring proper hydration into the discs and removing that awful feeling like your low back bones are pushing down on themselves. Cox flexion distraction treatment is one of the most effective technologies available for removing low back pain and achieving that sense of spinal decompression.

Cox Flexion Distraction: Chiropractic Care for Drug-Free Pain Relief

Cox flexion distraction is a chiropractic technique that treats back pain, leg pain, neck pain and arm pain. This treatment technique provides long-term spinal pain relief even after failed back surgery. Flexion distraction works by dropping pressure between the discs in your spine, widening the spinal canal area and restoring a fuller range of mobility to the spinal joints. With consistent treatment over a 30-day period, Cox flexion distraction can not only reduce your pain, but also help to prevent it from returning. Studies show that even after 90 days, 91 percent of patients are satisfied with their treatment outcomes.

How Cox Flexion Distraction Treats Back Pain in Mission Valley, San Diego

Cox flexion distraction treatment is a doctor-controlled, patient-focused treatment that is gentle, safe and effective. Following a thorough diagnostic exam, Dr. Nicholas DiSabatino will assess your pain management needs and how to best tailor a treatment program to relieve your pain. During a treatment session, you will face down on the Cox Table, which is specific for delivering the Cox Technic adjustment treatment. Prior to the administration of treatment, Dr. DiSabatino will also conduct tolerance testing to ensure that treatment does not further aggravate your pain conditions. By concentrating on a single vertebral motion at a time, the Cox adjustment technique reduces the intradiscal pressure, which reduces pain.

For lumbar spine adjustments, the first treatment protocol involves three sets of specific motions. Between each set of motions, Dr. DiSabatino will rest and massage trigger points and muscles. This helps to further reduce muscle spams while increasing circulation. For the second treatment protocol, our chiropractor will guide the spinal joints and segments through their normal ranges of motion. The portion of the table where the patient’s legs lie will be moved up or down for flexion and extension, side to side for lateral flexion, or in a circular motion for circumduction. All movements are done gradually so as to correctly accommodate a patient’s tolerance level.

For cervical spine adjustment, a patient will lie face down on the table. The headpiece will gently adjust to move the cervical spine in extension, rotation, lateral flexion and circumduction. Just like with a lumbar spine adjustment, Dr. DiSabatino will follow the Protocol I and Protocol II treatment technique in order to safely put the joints and segments through their normal ranges of motion.

The Cox flexion distraction technique is a safe, evidence-based, doctor-controlled treatment. The treatment decompresses spinal nerves that have been mechanically pinched due to a misalignment, which has resulted in pain. As a goal oriented treatment, there is a specific timeline for achieving pain relief and delivering long-lasting results. Most importantly, research shows that “maximum improvement” can be achieved in 29 days or with 12 visits.

Chronic pain can stop you from living a full, active life. Cox flexion distraction puts you back in control of your life by providing a safe, drug-free and non-surgical means for managing pain. Please call our Mission Valley, San Diego office at 619-322-4626 and schedule an appointment immediately to see if your condition is suited for cox flexion distraction treatment. Each session only needs to last a few minutes, yet the results far out last the length of each treatment! Imagine having that awful pressure removed from your low back, and all of those activities you can now do to fully enjoy and participate in life!

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