Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique
The flexion/distraction manipulation decompresses the disc by applying a gentle stretch or traction to the lower spine. This traction or stretch is usually in a series of repetitive slow movements without quick movements or thrusts. The procedure is often used for people with disc problems, but can also be used in other ways, such as to gently mobilize joints and stretch the paraspinal muscles. Flexion-Distraction technique uses a table to restore normal physiological range of motion to the thoracic and lumbar spinal joints. Flexion-distraction manipulation is a gentle, non-force adjusting procedure which works with the body's natural design to aid it in healing properly.