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Healthy News from Your Sitka Chiropractor January 2018

Sitka back pain and disc degeneration find relief at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka with spinal disc pressure reducing Sitka spinal manipulation.  

Gentle, Effective, Pain-Relieving Treatment of Degenerated Discs

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka shares a new research study that clarifies that degenerated discs are already stressed because of their degenerated status. Many Sitka chiropractic patients come to Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka for disc degeneration! Interestingly, this study exhibited that lumbar rotational manipulation (LRM) (seated or side-lying) strained degenerated discs further and affected their intradiscal pressures too. LRM is more stressful to disc that is more degenerative. Disc displacement was observed in degenerated and even healthy discs. The healthy discs demonsrated the most displacement. (1) Thus disc degeneration is a condition for which Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers Cox® Technic, a special form of chiropractic spinal manipulation which is research-documented to reduce intradiscal pressures in degenerated discs. This happens in both cervical (from 96 to 1583mmHg pressure) and lumbar (to as low as -192mmHg pressure) spine discs. (2,3) At Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka, herniated discs and degenerated discs are treated to Cox Technic, a gentle, non-surgical, disc pressure reducing, pain relieving form of hands-on spinal manipulation. Your wish for Sitka back pain relief will be met!

Check out this PODCAST talk with the developer of Cox® Technic, Dr. James Cox, from the Back Doctors’ Podcast series that shares actual experiences of Cox Technic care for patients and their physicians and its method of alleviating back pain.

Sitka chiropractic care includes exercise to help enhance back pain relief at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. 


Chronic low back pain sufferers’ pain and disability improved with their use of neck, shoulder, and upper back exercises in addition to low back-specific exercises. Plus, the participants realized these benefits by performing these exercises just three times a week (not even daily!) for six weeks! (4) So talk with your Sitka chiropractor at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka about just how to move your body – all its parts – to maximize the benefits of exercise your Sitka back pain relief!


Schedule a Sitka chiropractic appointment for back pain relief with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka’s use of Cox Technic. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is effective at relieving Sitka back pain and helping degenerated discs!

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka anticipates seeing you at your next Sitka chiropractic visit!

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