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Anne Gordon

Chiropractic Techniques

Exploring Chiropractic Techniques at Chicago Chiropractic Center

In our previous blog post, we delved into the impressive equipment available at Chicago Chiropractic Center. This week, we shift our focus to chiropractic techniques, with a special emphasis on the Cox technique. Let’s dive right in.

The Cox Technique: Gentle and Effective

The Cox Technique, also known as flexion-distraction or F/D, is a non-surgical, non-invasive chiropractic spinal adjustment method. This well-researched and well-referenced approach has been shown to reduce intradiscal pressures and increase the foraminal area, providing relief to patients.

This technique involves the use of a specialized table known as the Flexion and Distraction (F&D) Table. Our very own Dr. Jen is a specialist in the Cox Technique. During this therapy, you’ll lie on the segmented F&D table, and as your chiropractor skillfully manipulates your spine, the table moves in response. This dynamic combination of gentle manipulations and table movements helps stretch and decompress the spine, alleviating pain in the back, legs, neck, or arms.

As your chiropractor performs these gradual manipulations, specific sections of the treatment table may drop or shift, altering your body’s position. These changes, in conjunction with gravity, enhance the effectiveness of the treatment and contribute to the realignment of your spine.

The Cox Technique is employed by our skilled practitioners, Dr. Jen and Dr. Gordon, in cases where it is deemed beneficial. If you’ve never experienced this adjustment method before, don’t hesitate to ask questions during your visit to our clinic.

Exploring Common Chiropractic Techniques

Curious about other chiropractic adjustment techniques offered at Chicago Chiropractic Center? We utilize seven common techniques to address a wide range of patient needs:

  1. The Diversified Technique: This technique aims to restore spinal alignment, repair joint dysfunction, and enhance mobility. Precise, hands-on thrusts are used to achieve these goals.

  2. Spinal Manipulation (aka Spinal Mobilization): Utilized by chiropractors and physical therapists, this technique relieves joint pressure, reduces inflammation, and improves nerve function.

  3. Thompson Drop-Table Technique: Covered in our previous blog post, this technique involves the use of a drop table to achieve gentle adjustments.

  4. The Gonstead Adjustment: Designed to restore normal disc alignment and mobility, this technique involves specific contact points for manipulation, and it can be administered with the patient sitting up or lying on their side.

  5. The Activator Method: This technique employs a handheld device, the “Activator,” to deliver a gentle impulse to extremities or vertebral segments, adjusting the nervous system’s tone and addressing various conditions.

  6. Flexion Distraction: Covered in our earlier discussion of the Cox Technique, this method uses a segmented table to gently manipulate the spine and alleviate pain.

  7. Spinal Decompression: While not strictly an adjustment, spinal decompression is effective for treating lower back pain resulting from disc issues. It involves stretching the spine to promote healthy fluid flow and healing.

These techniques are employed based on individual patient needs, and our dedicated team is always available to discuss your specific treatment plan and answer any questions you may have. You can contact us at 312-726-1353 to book your next appointment or conveniently book online through our website.

We’re also excited to share that we’ve recently undergone renovations at our clinic. Stay tuned for next week’s blog post to learn more about the latest updates at Chicago Chiropractic Center. We look forward to continuing to serve you with our holistic and effective approach to healthcare.

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