Dr. Joseph Miller has completed the Cox® training and maintains an active certification. While there are nearly 60,000 chiropractors, many of whom are exposed to flexion-distraction Cox® Technic in their schooling or after graduation via post-graduate study or influence of a colleague, only about 1% of chiropractors are actually certified in its well-researched protocols and procedures.
Dr. Cox received the first federally funded grant to do research in chiropractic in 1994. The first federal study conducted at the National University of Health Sciences and Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine showed that the Cox method was an effective technique for relieving back pain. The research disclosed that the Cox Technic:
1. Reduced disc pressure by 192 MMHG 2. Increased intervertebral disc space height 3. Increased the foramina size up to 28% (more room for the nerve roots)
4.Restores Range of Motion to the vertebral joints
Please follow this YouTube Link to see the technique demonstrated by the founder and Dr. Miller's instructor Dr. James Cox, D.C.
Thoracic disc herniation
Degenerative disc disease
Loss of spine lordosis
Loss of range of spinal motion
Scoliosis Transitional segment
Pregnancy back pain
Mechanical back pain
Osteoarthritis of spine
Patients unable to tolerate vigorous adjustment
Mechanical back pain
Here is another great example of patient care using Cox technic. Follow the you tube link!
The Cox Technic works for back pain, is proven by federal research and gets results.National University of Health Sciences enjoyed the initial HRSA grants regarding flexion-distraction. Under the guidance of Dr. Gudavalli, the first biomechanical study was done with Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, University of Illinois, Hines VA Hospital staff, and Auburn University graduate student program
The second study was a clinical comparison study of low back pain patients cared for with chiropractic flexion-distraction versus medical physical therapy treatment conducted at National University of Health Sciences with Loyola Stritch School of Medicine.
The third study was a clinical comparison study of cervical spine pain patients cared for with chiropractic flexion-distraction versus medical physical therapy treatment conducted at National University of Health Sciences with Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and Palmer Center for Research.
In 2004, the fourth federal grant (funded by HRSA) was awarded to do a comparison study of flexion distraction, chiropractic side posture, and medical care of elderly patients' low back pain. Under its principal investigator, Dr. William Meeker, it is underway currently at Palmer Center for Research in cooperation with the University of Iowa.
In 2004, the fifth federal grant (funded by NIH, the National Institutes of Health) was awarded for predicting low back pain patients response to spinal manipulation (chiropractic side posture & flexion distraction). Under its principal investigator, Dr. William Meeker, it is also underway at the Palmer Center for Research in cooperation with the University of Iowa.
In 2006, a grant (funded by FCER) was awarded for the study flexion-distraction for stenosis. Under its principal investigator, Jerrilyn Cambron DC MPh, it is underway at National University of Health Sciences, University of Illinois Medical Center (Chief of Geriatric Medicine).
In 2006, a grant (funded by Health Resources and Services Administration's Chiropractic Demonstration Project Grant Program) was awarded. The research will help doctors predict patient responsiveness to treatment and help determine who should be referred for spinal manipulation or for active exercise therapy." Under its principal investigator, Paul Dougherty, DC, of the New York College of Chiropractic, it is underway in Rochester NY and Canadaigua NY.
In 2006, a grant "Amount of health care and self-care following a randomized clinical trial comparing flexion-distraction with exercise program for chronic low back pain" was awarded to National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron, which is now published in Osteopathy & Chiropractic and Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Cox certification not recognized by the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine