Flexion Distraction Technique in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Optimal Health Chiropractic and Physical Therapy is proudly serving Atlantic and Cape May counties (Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Galloway, Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield, Ocean City, Dennis Township) with The Cox Flexion Distraction Technique.

The Cox Flexion Distraction Technique is a non-force adjustment procedure to help the spine heal naturally. It is based on principles of both chiropractic and osteopathy, a combination that often provides fast relief from low back and leg pain, without the need 6243for surgery.  It is one of the most effective and well-researched techniques used by chiropractors. Flexion distraction involves the use of a specialized table that gently distracts, or stretches, the spine. Dr. Carlson is able to isolate the area of pain while slightly flexing the spine in a pumping rhythm. 

The combination of this table and pressure utilizes flexion/distraction and decompression to increase the disc height between each vertebra, decompressing the spinal column and restoring the spinal joints to their proper alignment and range of motion. Dr. Carlson can adjust the different sections of the table to neutralize the effects of gravity and then apply gentle pressure to the affected areas as they move through a more normal range of motion. Movements are repetitive and usually slow, without any quick thrusts or undue pressure.

The technique has been found to:

  • reduce pressure within the disc
  • widen the spinal canal
  • improve range of motion in spinal joints and in arms, legs, and shoulders
  • improve posture
  • reduce pressure on spinal nerves
  • increase circulation
  • improve nerve communication

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