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
- 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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Douglas Husbands DC IFMCP CCN
Dr. Husbands is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Clinical Nutritionist. He specializes in digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions, mold-related illness, and musculoskeletal conditions, such as herniated disc and sciatica. He’s been in practice for over 28 years, with the last 12 years in San Carlos, CA.
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