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What's With Cox Technic? Why Do I Need to Use It In Practice?

February 8, 2012 06:19 by juliecoxcid

A logical question for any doctor to ask who is looking to incorporate a new protocol into his or her clinical practice. In fact, it should be asked of anything new. Where's the research? Where's the evidence? Where's the support? Cox Technic for spinal pain relief (back pain, neck pain, arm pain, leg pain, disc related and non-disc related) invites such inquiry.

Cox Technic under its developer, Dr. James M. Cox, has come far in its nearly 50 years to gather the answers and has very talented researchers (chiropractic and medical and biomechanist PhDs from Hines VA, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Palmer Research, Univ of Iowa and others), instructors and physicians taking it forward. Comments from the physicians, the back pain specialists, who use and have taken training courses in Cox Technic best answer the posed question of "What's With Cox Technic?" Here are a few:

  • "I must say, I am so glad I made this transition to using the Cox technique.  In only a few months I don't know how I would practice without it anymore.  I have already had patients that I have treated for YEARS with typical diversified technique that just accepted that they were never going to get relief from their lower back pain and with only a couple of treatments with the Cox protocol they are seeing significant improvements.  With other cases where you have a rather large patient, doing a side posture adjustment was impossible.  Using an Activator or similar adjusting tool was a joke and Thompson drops were minimally valuable.  With my new Cox 8 table, it is so easy to counter balance their weight and treat their lower back joints and disc injuries with absolute ease.  I no longer have to cringe when I see them walk in the door.  On another note, now that I have the capability of doing cervical decompression techniques that has also opened up a whole new world of options.  I have a patient that has been diagnosed with something called IBM or Inclusion Body Myositis.  Personally, before him, I had never heard of it before.  It reminds you a lot of MS.  Anyway, this patient was quickly losing function of his arms.  I had worked with him over the past year using cold laser techniques which did help some.  His neurologist insisted that he go see a PT and undergo 6-8 weeks of rehab exercises.  Well, the patient came back after two visits of PT and said that they had dismissed him and said that there was nothing they could do for him.  About this time I got my Cox table and just for the hell of it I decided to add the cervical Cox protocol to his treatment plan.  I must tell you to my absolute amazement, we have made more progress in a hand full of visits then we had made all last year.  I still use the laser techniques, but combined with the Cox it has been amazing.  The strength that is returning in his arms was totally unexpected.  I often joke with him and remind him that "there is nothing that can be done to help him"!  I know I have a lot to learn yet, but I truly appreciate all the work your father has put into this technique.  Since I've been out of school, which has been about 17 years now, this is the first thing that I can honestly say has made me feel proud to be a chiropractor.  I wish I had met your father [[Dr. Cox]] sooner!" Dr. C.J. Valenti (email  1/27/12 certified at Part II in 11/11)
  • "The research strongly supports the technique and the data/material are convincing/comprehensive for the public and healthcare providers of other disciplines." - Part I, San Francisco, 1/12
  • "Leander 'pumping the well' is not Cox [Technic]." - Part I, San Francisco, 1/12
  •  "Dr. Cox has connected the dots." He has taken a lot of research from different fields of practice and organized them for us practitioners. The information and data from all the studies were well organized and just opened my eyes. I could immediately identify many patients I treat. By the way, that quote was my patient's! and (2) Dr. Cox has built a very impressive research foundation where the researchers sought him and his technique. He piqued their curiosity based on his work and not marketing." - Part I, San Francisco, 1/12

Cox Technic is more than just a technique. It's a SYSTEM of understanding the biomechanics thoroughly enough to examine and diagnose a patient's condition and set the proper treatment plan for pain relief. Cox Technic pulls it all together, and Cox Seminars are the best places to learn more. 


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Cox Technic: Relief for Back Surgery Patients Who Suffer After Surgery

January 20, 2012 02:09 by juliecoxcid

Post surgical continued pain patients may have an opportunity for relief. Drs. Kruse and Cambron report on 32 cases of failed back surgery patients who continued to have pain after their back surgeries. Treated with Cox Technic flexion distraction, these patients found relief. 41% overall in patients who'd had back surgery. 57% in patients who'd had surgery with a fusion. 

Read the research paper in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, then, contact us at info@coxtechnic.com.

If you are the patient who suffers with continued post surgical back pain, consult a certified physician in Cox Technic.

If you are a doctor interested in helping these patients, please check out our educational options


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Calcium Taken With Meals May Actually be Protective from Developing Kidney Stones

January 19, 2012 19:54 by juliecoxcid
There is sometimes confusion about kidney stones (calcium oxalate) and taking calcium. Well, calcium can actually be protective from kidney stone development. Drs. Oz and Roizen discuss this in their column that ran on January 16, 2012. You can read it at their website as well. Calcium may actually protect you from kidney stones.

Curhan also pointed out that he found no relationship between calcium intake and kidney stone formation in his New England Journal of Medicine article.

Read more about calcium supplementation from Cox Technic Resource Center, then contact us to order some for your chiropractic nutrition practice.


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Calcium Taken With Meals May Actually be Protective from Developing Kidney Stones - Dr. Oz & Roizen

January 19, 2012 19:54 by juliecoxcid
There is sometimes confusion about kidney stones (calcium oxalate) and taking calcium. Well, calcium can actually be protective from kidney stone development. Drs. Oz and Roizen discuss this in their column that ran on January 16, 2012. You can read it at their website as well. Calcium may actually protect you from kidney stones.

Curhan also pointed out that he found no relationship between calcium intake and kidney stone formation in his New England Journal of Medicine article.

Read more about calcium supplementation from Cox Technic Resource Center, then contact us to order some for your chiropractic nutrition practice.


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Calcium Taken With Meals May Actually be Protective from Developing Kidney Stones - Dr. Oz & Roizen

January 19, 2012 19:43 by juliecoxcid

There is sometimes confusion about kidney stones (calcium oxalate) and taking calcium. Well, calcium can actually be protective from kidney stone development. Drs. Oz and Roizen discuss this in their column that ran on January 16, 2012. You can read it at their website as well. Calcium may actually protect you from kidney stones. Check out more information about calcium supplementation from Cox Technic Resource Center, then contact us to order some for your chiropractic nutrition practice.


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Calcium Taken With Meals May Actually be Protective from Developing Kidney Stones - Dr. Oz & Roizen

January 19, 2012 19:43 by juliecoxcid

There is sometimes confusion about kidney stones (calcium oxalate) and taking calcium. Well, calcium can actually be protective from kidney stone development. Drs. Oz and Roizen discuss this in their column that ran on January 16, 2012. You can read it at their website as well. Calcium may actually protect you from kidney stones.

Curhan also pointed out that he found no relationship between calcium intake and kidney stone formation in his New England Journal of Medicine article.

Read more about calcium supplementation from Cox Technic Resource Center, then contact us to order some for your chiropractic nutrition practice.


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Certified Doctors Invited to Present Cases at Part III Courses

January 19, 2012 01:20 by juliecoxcid

Calling all certified Cox Technic physicians! Consider presenting a case at Part III Cox Seminar when you come. It doesn't take that much to prepare a 10 minutes case. Snap a picture here and there of the xrays or MRIs with your digital camera, even the patient's spine if it's of interest. Share the history, examination and diagnosis. Describe your flexion distraction treatment and its clinical outcomes. It's fun! These cases are the most exciting part of the Part III weekends anymore!

Join Dr. Cox and Dr. Gudavalli (at most of them) and share your clinical experiences. Dr. Cox will give you all the latest spinal research publications that impact your practice and share a few cases of his own. But everyone knows he has cases. This is your chance to share your clinical cases.

Let Julie know if you are willing to do this. Send your powerpoint to her 3 weeks prior so she can make notes. Then just be ready to share at a Cox® chiropractic continuing education seminar!

Dates and registration are online. Contact Julie at juliecoxcid@coxtechnic.com if you have any questions!

Oh - 12 hours of CE credits are arranged with our co-sponsor, National University of Health Sciences PLUS you get recertification credit!


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Workshops for Hands-on Practice with Cox Technic

January 18, 2012 22:43 by juliecoxcid
Cox Technic Hands-On Workshops are great for doctors and even students who want to learn and/or finetune their application of flexion distraction. Small groups - no more than 6 attendees - allow you to treat and be treated, ask questions for how to apply Cox Technic for specific conditions, experience Cox Technic like your patients do. You'll really enjoy the hands-on training you receive in this small group setting.
Cox Technic Workshops are offered in Indiana, California and Chicago, are lead by Drs. Cox, Kruse and Hazen. The 2012 schedule of Cox Technic flexion distraction workshops is now available. Check the schedule, then register today!

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Cox Seminar in San Francisco January 21-22, 2012

January 18, 2012 20:52 by juliecoxcid

Join the Part I Cox Seminar, the first course in the certification series, on January 21-22, 2012. San Francisco will be home for a couple days, and Dr. Ralph Kruse will lead the didactic and hands-on instruction. You will appreciate the thorough review of biomechanics and anatomy, enjoy the nutritional aspects of spine pain, and be enthused to participate in hands-on flexion distraction training as both a "patient" and doctor.

Cox Seminars offer much in the basics of spinal pain understanding from today's options of surgery, non-surgical and the research studies to support them. The federally funded research behind Cox Technic supporting its science and evidence-based reputation are presented.

Haven Innovation is sending a brand new Cox Table Model 8 for us to use, too!

So join us in San Francisco for 12 hours of continuing education that you will be excited to apply in practice. Click here for more information and here to register.


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LIVE Webinar on January 25 with Treatment Demonstration

January 18, 2012 19:36 by juliecoxcid
Dr. James Cox hosts this  webinar from his personal home-office which is equipped with The Cox Table to demonstrate treatment as well as share slides via his computer. Focusing in cervical spine, Dr. Cox will show flexion distraction care of conditions like headache, degenerative disc disease, Klippel Feil syndrome, nutrition, mechanisms of anular failure, and multifidees muscles will be shared this time. In just an hour, you will come away ready to treat cervical spine pain conditions like never before!
Register online now. $30 attendee or $22.50 for CTC subscribers. You will receive instructions and your personal password on how to join this live webinar one hour before it starts.
date:January 25, 2012
day: Wednesday
time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Eastern Standard Time
We look forward to your joining this live webinar. If you want to see past webinars at your leisure, please see your choices for recorded webinars.

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