Designed to be a safe alternative to surgery the Cox technique applies pressure to the spine in key areas of the back. The discs are then gently decompressed by the chiropractor by stretching the lower spine using repetitive movements and thrusts to reduce the pressure that is felt in the lower spine. The Flexion Distraction technique works best with mid and lower back, hip, neck, and shoulder pain. This technique reduces the effects of degenerative disc disease, herniations of the spine and offers an alternative for those patients who do not want to undergo surgery. Ask about this alternative next time you are in the office.