Alternatives to Spinal Surgery

Non-Surgical Spinal Care

Have you been diagnosed with any of the following?

  • Spinal Disc Bulge/ Protrusion/ Herniation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet joint pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis


Did you know there is a non-surgical alternative to treating your spinal pain condition?

Cox® Flexion-Distraction and Spinal Decompression Therapy is low force, gentle, non-surgical and effective

Back pain sufferers often seek out quick solutions to their pain, and unfortunately, spinal surgery seems to be the first suggestion, but it does not have to be. There are non surgical spinal care and non-invasive alternatives to be considered.

Cox® Technic is a safe, gentle, doctor-controlled, low-force spinal decompression and spinal manipulative therapy with over 50 years of documented clinical outcomes. This alternative non surgical spinal care treatment has successfully assisted many patients worldwide with acute, chronic, and even complex spinal pain conditions to manage their pain and take control of their lives.

Many studies reference non surgical spinal care. Groups like the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians recommend spinal manipulations for acute low back pain patients before trying spinal surgery (1). These same groups have also quoted research that states a trial of conservative, non-operative care is advised before surgery for patients with lumbar disc herniations(2) and that aggressive, non-surgical care for spinal stenosis is reasonable (3).

Cox® Technic has many references to its ability to create change in the spine through non surgical spinal care . The most important is that of spinal decompression.

Cox® Flexion-Distraction can:

  1. Increase disc height space by 17 %.
  2. Lower disc pressure to as low as -192mmHg. 
  3. Increase the area around the exiting spinal nerves (foramen) by up to 28%
  4. Increase and separate the pain-sensitive spinal joints (facets/ zygapophyseal joints)
  5. Increased sensation from the body back to the brain (afferentation).

The Chiropractors at Malvern Chiropractic Clinic and Melbourne Spine Clinic use Cox® Flexion-Distraction and Spinal Decompression therapy to help patients with non surgical spinal care and non surgical spine pain treatment. They are experts in diagnosing and treating spinal pain conditions with non surgical spinal care options that can alleviate your pain and help you take back control of your life!

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(1)   Chou R et al.: Interventional Therapies, Surgery, and Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation for Low Back Pain An Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline From the American Pain Society.  Spine 2009; 34 (10)

(2)   Daffner, SD; Hymanson, HJ; Wang, JC. Cost and use of conservative management of lumbar disc herniation before surgical discectomy. SPINE JOURNAL 2010; 10 (6): 463-468

(3)   Simotas AC: Non-operative treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis: clinical and outcome results and a 3-year survivorship analysis. Spine 2000;25(2)

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