What is Herniated Disc (Slipped Disc)

In this video, Dr Husbands describes herniated disc (slipped disc) with some humor.


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Herniated Disc Surgery Alternative

In this video, Dr Husbands discusses back surgery alternative for herniated disc/disc protrusion.


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Herniated Disc Treatment: Cox Technic

Cox Technic - Herniated Disc Treatment

Photo from Blausen Gallery 2014.
Wikiversity Journal of Medicine.
DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 20018762

Are you looking for herniated disc treatment alternative to surgery and/or steroids?

Some people with disc herniation have been led to believe that they have to live with it long term or for the rest of their lives.  Most rely on pain medication and ongoing pain management.  Some are contemplating surgery.  Unfortunately, a lot of them are not aware that there is a chiropractic treatment method that is extremely effective in not only decreasing the pain of acute and chronic disc protrusions, but most importantly, in getting the disc to heal. Furthermore, this is a natural and non-surgical solution to resolving your bulging disc.

The chiropractic method I am referring to is called Cox Flexion Distraction, aka Cox Technic. Statistics show the success rate of the use of method for eliminating  pain and resolving the following causes of pain is between 89% and 95% within about 8 to 10 weeks of treatment:

  • disc protrusions, disc bulge, disc herniation
  • stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • lateral recess stenosis (narrowing of the canal where the spinal nerves exit)
  • lower back facet syndrome (lumbar facet syndrome)

It is so effective for treatment of the above conditions that many patients were saved from having surgery.  Surgeries are not only expensive, they come with great risks.  Having used this method for over 20 years, I’ve saved my patients from the discomfort, temporary disability and expense of surgery.

One patient I am currently treating using the Cox Technic shared with me that her primary care doctor recommended that she stop her treatments with me and see a neurologist for the stenosis.  She responded by saying, “Why would I do that?  I’m getting better with this treatment.  The pain is decreasing…”

Cox Treatment for Herniated DiscCox Flexion Distraction is performed by using a specially designed chiropractic table.  To perform the procedure the patient lays either face down, or even on their side if in extreme pain. For lumbar herniated disc treatment, the doctor then gently and slowly moves a section of the table below the patients waist, which has the effect of “suctioning” the disc material away from the nerve being irritated.  The term “suctioning” might lead you to believe that this is a painful procedure.  It is actually a gentle and safe procedure.    It gently opens up space in the irritated segment.  It gently provides controlled motion so that any inflammatory byproducts can be mobilized from the area.  I’ve used this on patients with severe acute pain and frail osteoporotic women with excellent results.

Watch this video to see how it works:

For additional information on this particular chiropractic procedure visit the Cox Technic site.

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Cervical Herniated Disc Treatment

Pain due to cervical herniated disc, which is also known as cervical herniated disc, can be one of the most debilitating causes of chronic pain.  Though not as common as lower back disc protrusion, it can interfere with all daily activities, including being able to sleep.  Of course, when a person does not get enough sleep at night, it affects his or her performance at home or at work during the day.

Unfortunately many people with a cervical herniated disc think they have to live with it, or have had risky surgery which is very often unnecessary.  Most rely on pain medication and ongoing pain management.  Moreover, a lot of them are not aware of a chiropractic method that is extremely effective in not only decreasing the pain of acute and chronic cervical herniated disc , but most importantly, in getting the herniated disc healed.

The chiropractic method I am referring to is called Cox Flexion Distraction.

The success rate of the use of Cox Flexion Distraction for eliminating cervical herniated disc and significantly reducing neck pain from degenerative disorders of the neck within about 8 to 10 weeks of treatment is impressive.  It is so effective for treatment of the back or cervical herniated disc that many patients were saved from having surgery.  Surgeries are not only expensive, they come with great risks.  Having used this method for over 20 years, I’ve saved my patients from the discomfort, temporary disability and expense of cervical surgery.

Cox Flexion Distraction is performed by using a specially designed chiropractic table.  To perform the procedure for the cervical disc, the patient lays face down.  The doctor then gently and slowly moves a section of the table that bends at the front of the patient’s neck.  This has the effect of “suctioning” the herniated disc material away from the nerve being irritated.  An alternative method is to gently move the part of the table below the patients waist, with the doctor’s hand on the patients neck, providing a gentle and comfortable tractioning effect concentrated in the neck.  The term “suctioning” might lead you to believe that this is a painful procedure.  It is actually a gentle and safe procedure.    It gently opens up space in the irritated segment.  It gently provides controlled motion so that any inflammatory byproducts can be mobilized from the area.  I’ve used this on patients with severe acute pain, including frail, older people with osteoporosis with excellent results.

Not all chiropractors are trained in Cox Flexion Distraction.  For additional information on Cox Flexion Distration, go here.  If you have questions regarding this procedure, or to schedule an appointment at our office, contact us.  If you are outside the San Francisco Bay Area, ask your local chiropractic clinic if they use the Cox Technic. You can also find a chiropractor through the Cox Technic website. Note that not all chiropractors with Cox training are listed in the Cox Technic website.

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Herniated Disc Treatment: A Natural And Non-surgical Solution

Herniated disc treatment  without surgery is achievable using Cox Technique (aka, Cox Flexion Distraction), a chiropractic treatment method. This treatment is highly effective in healing the herniated disc of your back or neck. Many patients experience decreasing intensity and frequency of pain as the disc treatment progresses. This healing method works for both chronic and acute herniated discs. More importantly, it is a non-surgical and natural solution.

Cox Flexion Distraction involves the use of a specifically designed chiropractic table. The patient would typically lay face down on this table. In cases of extreme pain, the patient would lay on his side. The doctor would move the section of the table below the patient’s waist. This has a “suctioning” effect such that the herniated disc or bulging disc is slowly moved back in its normal place. The “suctioning” effect is not painful, but rather safe and gentle. I have performed this disc treatment for people with severe acute pain, as well as, frail women with osteoporosis. All with excellent outcomes.

The typical disc treatment duration is 8 to 10 weeks. Most patients that chose this healing method no longer need surgery. Besides the associated risks, surgery is more expensive. Furthermore, patients avoid the temporary disability and discomfort that comes with surgery.

The rate of success of the Cox Technique is about 84% to 96% for the elimination of lower back pain and the resolution of the following lower back pain problems:

  • herniated discs / disc protrusions / bulging disc
  • stenosis
  • lateral recess stenosis
  • lower back facet syndrome (aka, lumbar facet syndrome)

I can attest to this in my over 18 years of practicing chiropractic. Recently, a patient I was treating using this technique told me that her primary care physician advised her to stop her chiropractic visits, and instead, consult a neurologist for the stenosis shown on her MRI result. Her response to her physician was “Why? The pain is decreasing and I feel the herniated disc is being corrected.”

Herniated disc treatment for your back or neck using the Cox method is your best option. Once healing occurs, pain goes away and the affected body region typically goes back to normal function.

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