"The long and short of it is that a few sessions of flexion-distraction can, in a surprising number of patients, relieve for long periods of time symptoms of headache, neck pain, arm pain, low back and leg pain coming from MRI proven disc protrusion and spinal stenosis. " - David Tomaszek, MD, in a letter to HMO Blue (Texas) requesting coverage for flexion-distraction for patients
Your treatments are helping. Thank you very much. - S. Williams, MD to Dr. Chris Humble on a prescription for a mutual patient
"Flexion-distraction has demonstrated to be most effective in treating facet syndromes, non-surgical disks, mechanical low back pain, sciatica, and spinal stenosis.
"Flexion-distractioncan be a valuable technique in the chiropractor's arsenal. The purpose of this...is not to disparage the different techniques used by chiropractors today, nor to suggest that we should all adopt flexion-distraction as our primary therapeutic technique. Our medical counterparts do not all use the same surgical techniques for disk herniations.
"The key to efficacy of any therapeutic approach is simply patient outcomes. We cannot, however, disregard the importance of researchin defending our individual treatment protocol, particulary flexion-distraction."
"Over the years, Dr. Cox became a good friend through our common love of radiology and through our conversations at annual meetings of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology and the Council of Diagnostic Imaging. Ever the prolific researcher, he would present his team’s latest findings at these meetings and “Wow” the audience in the process. I should say, these are tough audiences to “wow”.
"I just can’t thank Dr. Cox and his research team enough for their excellent work and for developing sciencebased equipment and techniques that allow me to achieve the desired result—happy, well patients who tell all their friends—Oh yes, we’re busier. If you have patients with sciatica, facet syndrome, stenosis, spondyloarthopathy or any of a host of other ailments associated with injury or degenerative change, you need one [Cox®7 Table]. Wow!"
- Don Walker, DC (from a letter dated 8/3/08)
“We get miraculous results because treatment is very specific to the area,” says Mike M. Poulin, DC, Cox recertified, Poulin Chiropractic, a practice with two locations in Virginia (Herndon and Ashburn). Poulin is a true believer—he attributes his mobility today to the Cox Technic.
Poulin recalls that he discovered Cox after surgery and reinjury drove him to find the “best possible treatment” for his back. “My disk used to be bone-on-bone lumbar L5 disk, but now, it’s three times the size and looks normal,” Poulin says. - Mike Poulin DC (from an article in Chiropractic Products)