Back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc can be debilitating. Patients who have a herniated disc in the lower back may have shooting sciatic pain down their legs. In the past, surgery was the answer. Today, we have highly successful advanced technology that allows us to relieve this pain without surgery. We use a system that combines a machine with exceptionally precise doctor-attended Spinal Decompression.
Named after Dr. Cox, Dr. Bradley utilizes Flexion Distraction Spinal Decompression in which only three doctors in the state of Colorado are certified. Dr. Bradley is the only certified Cox Spinal Decompression specialist on the western slope of Colorado. He has been certified in this work for over 20 years and stays current with his training to stay on the cutting edge of this technology.
The Cox Technique treats disc problems in the neck, mid-back, and low-back. Besides bulging and herniated discs, Dr. Bradley treats degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, and spinal stenosis, and has also seen great results with patients that have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Using the Cox Spinal Decompression table, Dr. Bradley is able to create a custom treatment plan that decompresses the spine and pulls the herniated or bulging material back into the disc. He opens the disc space to create a negative pressure that sucks the nucleus back into the disc, allowing the fiber to heal around the nucleus. Relieving the herniated disc will cause any pain to vanish.
This technique is used by doctors in several major hospitals around the nation. It has an 85% success rate nationwide compared to back surgery estimated at a 50% failure rate. Treatment time and frequency will depend on each patient’s unique condition. Dr. Bradley will complete a thorough exam before laying out a treatment plan for each individual patient.