What is Cox® Technic Flexion-Distraction? Cox Technic is a marriage of osteopathic and chiropractic principles as established by Dr. James M. Cox nearly 45 years ago to stop pain by realigning the spine. The osteopathic principles Dr. Cox scrutinized were set forth by Alan Stoddard, DO, in his book, 'Manual of Osteopathic Technique' written about the manipulative procedures developed by John McManis, DO, in the early 1900's. Since the early 1970's, Dr. Cox has refined the technique; developed a manipulation instrument for effective use of the technique; conducted clinical, as well as participated in experimental, research; lectured around the world; and written well-received articles, chapters for textbooks, and textbooks. Cox Technic is a gentle, non-force adjusting technique performed on a special table that moves in spinal ranges of motion. These motions allow the physician to open compressed spinal disc spaces, traction the spine and reduce pressure on facet joints and other spinal structures. Cox Technic can often help a patient avoid spinal surgery. Cox Technic is a gentle, safe, non-surgical, effective spinal manipulation for low back, neck, arm and leg pain, particularly stenosis and disc herniation related pain. Cox® Technic is spinal manipulation, a non-surgical, established, evidence-based, non-surgical treatment for spine pain performed by a trained physician and supported by years of clinical experience, many publications of clinical and laboratory outcomes, and clearly defined protocols for application to attain the highest positive clinical outcomes for acute and chronic back pain as well as failed back surgical syndromes. All this is to help restore a patient's quality of life.« 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."