Dr. Saltman is trained in the Cox flexion/distraction technique for disc problems. This treatment is a non-force technique offered on a specialized table to give intermittent traction to the spine, including lateral flexion and circumduction. It is a painless technique that often provides dramatic relief for acute back pain due to disc swelling and reflex muscle spasm. This technique is utilized along with hands-on manipulation of the spine and related muscles. A prescribed combination of manipulation, traction, and stretching is used to help patients with low back pain, strains, sprains, and in the treatment of herniated discs.