The differences between a general chiropractor and a sports chiropractor are significant. A general chiropractor is a highly-trained professional who deals with a variety of individuals who are in pain and want relief. A sports chiropractor is a highly-specialized provider who has pursued years of post-graduate training beyond his/her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Sports Chiropractors take a multidisciplinary approach to treat their patients and have an extensive knowledge of sports and sports related injuries. They offer individualized care that extends beyond spinal manipulation to include direct treatment of muscles, joints and connective tissue. Their ultimate focus is on total body wellness, therefore helping the athlete reach optimal function and not just reducing pain.
Chiropractic adjustments are therapeutic treatments that can relieve lower back and neck pain, and help prevent injuries. During these procedures, chiropractors use their hands or small instruments to apply brief pressure to specific spinal joints. By applying this pressure, structural alignment is adjusted to improve your body’s physical function and athletic performance.
The Cox Technique is a nonsurgical, hands-on, spinal manipulation. It is a more specialized technique, similar to a chiropractic adjustment. This technique is performed with the patient lying on The Cox Table. This table is a specially designed chiropractic instrument. The table permits the chiropractor to gently lengthen the patient’s spine and target specific spots along the vertebrae, allowing for effective administration of flexion-distraction, decompression adjustment and manipulation.
The Cox Technique is appropriate for conditions causing low back and leg pain, as well as neck and arm pain. It also reduces pain related to:
- Disc Herniation
- Slipped Disc
- Ruptured Disc
- Facet Syndrome