Is Cox Technic better than surgery? Oftentimes, Cox Technic is the non-surgical alternative to back surgery. Surgery may offer faster relief for some, but it is not proven to have superior results in the longer term. Surgery alters the spine by removing spinal material. Surgery often places stress on the spinal segments above and below the surgical site. Cox Technic may be helpful after surgery, but can often help you avoid back surgery. Surgery is required for a limited number of patients and often done for pain relief. Studies to consider that report on long-term (10 years) post care that show successes: 69% surgical care vs 61% chiropractic care for sciatica (leg pain) due to a lumbar spine disc herniation Link53% surgical care vs 50% chiropractic care for lumbar spine stenosis Link A trial of non-surgical care may well be warranted at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc prior to a surgical intervention.« View All FAQs"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."