Ottawa Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression. It’s ”in” today in back pain management for back pain relief. Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer knows our Ottawa chiropractic patients are curious about spinal decompression, too. Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer shares this discussion about Ottawa spinal decompression and how Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer addresses spinal decompression with Cox Technic.

Ottawa Spinal Decompression Defined

Spinal decompression is defined by the oft-referenced website “WebMD” as a gentle stretching of the spine that changes the force and position of the spine to take pressure off the spinal discs. How? The negative pressure generated by spinal decompression over time may help reduce herniated discs and take pressure off of the spinal nerves and other spinal structures and allow water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids to get into the discs so they can heal. (12) Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer goes along with this definition and seeks to do just that with Ottawa chiropractic care via spinal manipulation with the procedure known as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation.

Ottawa Chiropractic Spinal Decompression: Cox Technic

Cox Technic offered at Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer is well documented with biomechanical and clinical research studies to reduce back pain and neck pain and drop intradiscal pressures. It is effective. That’s why Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer chooses to apply it. A team of chiropractic and medical researchers and research-center based as well as private-practice clinicians design the studies, participate in them, and publish the outcomes of these multi-disciplinary, federally funded, multi-facility, randomized clinical control trials using the published protocols documented in textbooks and journals. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Biomechanical Outcomes (6)

Spinal decompression via Cox Technic biomechanically creates lumbar spine intradiscal pressure falls to as low as -192 mmHg and increases in intervertebral foramen nerve opening area by 28% and disc height by 2mm. (7) Spinal decompression via Cox Technic creates cervical spine intradiscal pressure drops of as much as 168 kPa (kilopascals) which is about 1260 mmHg. (13) Cox Technic spinal decompression reduces pressure on the spinal discs and nerves.

Clinical Outcomes

Ottawa chiropractic spinal decompression with Cox Technic results in back pain relief for lumbar spine back pain patients in an average of 12 visits and 29 days. (8) In the 1000 cases study, 91% of participating chiropractic patients found relief in less than 90 days, keeping back pain sufferers from crossing over into the more high-priced as well as life-changing category of chronic pain. (8) This type of Ottawa spinal decompression lessens radiculopathy (leg pain) superiorly compared to medical conservative care, primarily physical therapy (PT). (9) Further, patients treated with spinal decompression as Cox Technic obtained less care (3) and reported less pain (4) in the following year of the study than did the PT patients.

Effectiveness and Cost of Chiropractic Spinal Decompression

Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer offers chiropractic spinal decompression as spinal manipulation in the form of flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic). Your Ottawa chiropractor at Motion4Life - Dr. Paul Taillefer is ready to help Ottawa back pain and neck pain patients get relief of and control their pain. Ottawa chiropractic spinal decompression in the form of Cox Technic flexion distraction is insurance coded as spinal manipulation. It’s chiropractic which current published reports report as costing less than 2% of the total fee to treat a lumbar herniated disc (10) and costing 40% less than medical doctor initiated care for back pain. (11)

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