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Improved Mobility 

Effective treatment requires improving mobility in injured or arthritic joints and tissues. We accomplish this through adjustments using Cox and other spinal manipulation techniques, as well as muscle and soft tissue work.

3 Adjusting Techniques We Use

COX FLEXION DISTRACTION – A SPECIALIZED FORM OF DECOMPRESSION

Dr. Patterson is a specialist in this technique. Cox Flexion Distraction technique utilizes a special table to specifically and gently decompress the spine. This is one of the tools that allows Dr. Patterson to focus on patients over 50 and seniors. He believes it to be one of the most effective treatments for arthritic and degenerative spinal conditions. It can be used to effectively treat patients of all ages, particularly if they have nerve pain from disc herniations or other injury. 

TRADITIONAL MANUAL MANIPULATION

Many people think of traditional manual manipulation when they hear the word Chiropractic.  When the joint releases, gas escapes and produces a popping sound. Some people love it, some people hate it, others are scared or just don’t like the sound.  While it is a safe and effective procedure for many conditions, it is not for everyone. We do not use manual manipulation on every patient. We never force a patient to have it performed if they have concerns.

INSTRUMENT ADJUSTING

Various instruments are often used in chiropractic.  In our office we use an IQ instrument by Neuromechanical. It uses new technology that is computerized to detect when the optimum frequency of movement is achieved.

Cox 8
INTRODUCING

THE MOST ADVANCED COX TABLE EVER DESIGNED

We are pleased to announce the addition of the most advanced Cox decompression table ever designed, to our office!  The Cox 8 Force Table is a state of the art instrument. Built in sensors send data to a computer, giving the doctor real-time information about the amount of decompressive force being applied.  

Discuss your case with the doctor to see if you are a candidate for treatment.

HOW IS COX DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DECOMPRESSION?

Cox technique is a highly skilled, very specific form of spinal manipulation/adjustment.  The doctor places his hand on the specific vertebra that he wants to adjust. He then applies a decompressive force until he feels the joint separate.  That is how he knows when to stop the movement of the table. Different joints need different amounts of traction to separate. While decompressed, the doctor is able to take a specific joint through all of its normal motions- flexion, extension, left and right bending, and even rotation. He can then move on to another joint and repeat the process. 

Traditional traction tables and similar machines utilize straps to hold you in.  A percentage of your body weight is calculated to determine how hard to pull. There is no way to isolate a specific joint. It is a non-skilled procedure. No one feels for specific joints to move in your spine. These tables only pull in one direction. They do not take your joints through their normal motions.    

WHY WOULD I USE COX DECOMPRESSION OVER OTHER TREATMENTS?

Conditions such as herniated discs, lumbar and cervical stenosissciatica and radicular arm pain all involve compressive forces. It makes sense that when compression is a problem, then decompression should be an effective way to combat this. As people age, their discs lose fluid which often results in degenerative discs and arthritic joints. These spines become more rigid, sometimes osteoporotic, and they often don’t tolerate traditional manual manipulation as they once might have. Scoliosis patients with rotated spines like this table. The table allows us to de-rotate their spines prior to decompression, making it a more comfortable experience.  Patients who don’t want manual manipulation that involves popping or clicking, can be effectively treated with this table. 

WHY USE A COX-CERTIFIED DOCTOR

As the saying goes, “putting a scalpel in your hand does not make you a surgeon.”  Owning some type of flexion distraction table does not mean the doctor has had sufficient training or experience with the technique. Following the Cox protocols and continued study to maintain certification are important in assuring that the patient is receiving the best care possible with this technic. Once certified, the doctor must complete a minimum of 12 hours of Cox continuing education at least every two years to maintain that certification.

Dr. Patterson has been using Cox technique since 1988. (prior to a certification process being developed)  In 1998, he became one of the first Cox certified doctors in the state of Kansas.  Currently there are only 3 active Cox certified doctors in Kansas.

Traditional traction tables and similar machines utilize straps to hold you in.  A percentage of your body weight is calculated to determine how hard to pull. There is no way to isolate a specific joint. It is a non-skilled procedure. No one feels for specific joints to move in your spine. These tables only pull in one direction. They do not take your joints through their normal motions.

Do you work on muscles and fascia?

Yes! We use a variety of techniques to treat muscles and other soft tissue.  People often have knots and adhesions in the soft tissue that they do not even know about. If these issues are not addressed, adjustments may not hold as well. Soft tissue changes are often a source of chronic pain and irritation. 

Common techniques we utilize are:

  • Massage bars/rollers
  • Active Release techniques
  • Myofascial tools for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM)
  • Ischemic Pressure 
  • Kinetic Taping 

Discuss your case with the doctor to see if you are a candidate for treatment.

Improved mobility

Phone

+913-345-9247

Location

11791 W 112th Street #101
Overland Park, KS 66210

Email

info@overlandchiro.com

Office Hours

M-W: 8am – 6pm Th: 1pm – 6pm F: 8am – 12pm S-S: 9Closed