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Cox Spinal Decompression

Proven and Safe Treatment For Low Back Disorders

Bedford Cox Spinal Decompression Clinic

Proven Solution For Back Pain & Sciatica

Cox Spinal Decompression technique is a specialized, research-proven treatment technique designed to relieve back pain associated with joint, nerve, and intervertebral disc problems. Using a specially engineered treatment table and specific hand contacts, the doctor is able to gently pull and stretch the spine, one spinal level at a time. This works to relieve pressure from painful discs and nerve compression, release tight joints and muscles, and restore proper balance and motion to the spine. Cox Spinal Decompression, combined with education on how to properly manage your injury and rehabilitative exercises, can not only help relief back pain symptoms, but can resolve it and prevent reoccurrences.

Cox Spinal Decompression Can Help With…

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  • Arthritis

  • Facet Syndrome

  • Sondylolisthesis

  • Other Spine Conditions

How It Works

With the patient lying face down on the table, the lower section of the tabCox Spinal Decompressionle (the part of the table supporting the patient’s legs) can be slowly pulled down and away. This motion lengthens the spine, which gently pulls the spinal bones away from each other and acts to “decompress” the spinal disc and stretch the painful and restricted joints.

As the spine stretches the doctor is able to focus the stretch/decompression at very specific levels of the lower back by stabilizing the vertebra above the restricted vertebrae using a specific hand contact. This focal pressure applied by the doctor makes Cox Technique more effective than traditional traction therapies or inversion devices which apply only a general traction, and do not provide feedback to doctor with respect to the health of the disc and spinal joints.

Each decompression stretch is applied in a rhythmical push-pull action five or six times for a total of about 20 seconds. This process is usually repeated three to four times, with sessions typically lasting less than 15 minutes.  Most patients begin feeling relief with as few as 3-6 sessions. The treatment plan and recovery time varies based on the condition, severity, and age, though most patients completed their treatment by the 8th week.

Meet Our Cox Spinal Decompression Provider

Dr. Nick Stryniak, BscKin DC

Dr. Nick Stryniak, BscKin DC

Chiropractor, Cox Spinal Decompression Provider

Dr. Nick Stryniak is a Halifax native and received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie.  Dr. Stryniak graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the New York Chiropractic College and is board-certified to practice in both Canada and the United States. While at NYCC, Dr. Stryniak was selected for an honours remote internship, which involved rotations at Meridian Chiropractic & Wellness in Syracuse, NY, Veterans Affairs Hospital in Bath, NY, Neurology department of the CNY Spine Group and Chronic pain management section of New York Spine & Wellness, both in Syracuse, NY.

He has completed advanced training in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), Cox Spinal Decompression, functional assessment, sports rehabilitation, manual therapy, instrument-assisted soft-tissue treatment, Kinesiology taping and whole food nutrition.

Dr. Stryniak has a special interest in helping athletes and has provided chiropractic treatment to high school, college, recreational and professional athletes at various events, the most notable being the USA Track and Field Visa Championship Series at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Dr. Stryniak prefers a research-based & patient centered approach to injury management. This starts with a thorough assessment to determine which soft-tissues are injured and the overall cause of the injury/symptoms. With a proper diagnosis, the appropriate treatment plan is then discussed with the patient to address both the symptoms and the cause. This include a variety of treatment techniques to maximize results. With this approach, Dr. Stryniak has had success in treating a variety of conditions such as neck pain, back pain (sprains/strains, disc bulges/herniations, spinal stenosis,sciatica etc), nerve related pain and headaches, repetitive stress injuries (tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, etc), sports injuries (sprains/strains), car accident related injuries (whiplash) and chronic pain.

For most patients, pain-relief is the ultimate goal and treatment ceases when this has been achieved. However, Dr. Stryniak will often provide performance care to those patients who prefer to be treated on a regular basis for improved recovery, reduce the risk of injury &  re-injury, and overall improved health,  athletic and daily-life performance.

Outside of the office, Dr. Nick is a hockey goaltender, beginner golfer and recreational runner, enjoys being active and spending time with his friends, family and wife, Jessika. He is also a self-proclaimed “seminar junky” and enjoys continually expanding his clinical knowledge and treatment tool-belt.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need A Referral For Cox Spinal Decompression?

No, a referral is not necessary, however certain insurance companies will require a doctors referral for reimbursement under Chiropractic services. Please check with your insurance provider to determine if a referral is necessary. Should you have any questions, please call the clinic at 902-407-7207.

Is Cox Spinal Decompression Covered By My Insurance?

Cox Spinal Decompression is covered underneath Chiropractic Services, which is covered by the majority of private health insurance plans.  The specific amount of coverage will vary depending on your plan, so check with your insurance carrier to know for sure. If you have any questions or need help finding out your Chiropractic benefits, please call the clinic at 902-407-7207.

Do You Provide Direct Billing?

Yes. We can direct bill for most patients/clients who have the following insurance coverage:


  • Blue Cross
  • Great West Life
  • Desjardins
  • Industrial Alliance
  • Johnson
  • Manulife
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Johnson Group
  • Standard Life
  • Sun Life
  • Chambers of Commerce
What Is Your Cancellation Policy?
You may cancel your appointment anytime without charge up to 4 hours prior to your appointment.


What Methods Of Payments Do You Accept?
We currently accept Visa, Mastercard, debit, cheque, or cash.
How Much Does Cox Spinal Decompression Cost?

The Initial Assessment is $100 (includes treatment) and each subsequent treatment is $60. We provider direct billing for most major private insurance companies.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

The number of sessions required for maximum improvement will vary by the condition, severity and age. Some treatment plans are 1x a week for 6 weeks, while other, more acute conditions could start with 3-5x/week. Overall, most people begin to get pain relief in 3-6 sessions, and most people complete treatment within 8 weeks with a total of 6-12 sessions.

How Long are Cox Spinal Decompression Sessions?

Initial Assessment visits are 45 minutes and subsequent visits are 15 minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out paperwork, or print them by clicking here.

Do You Treat Athletes?

Yes, our Chiropractor has many patients who are athletes ranging from weekend warrior, marathon runners and professional athletes.

Do You Treat Motor Vehicle Accidents?

Yes,  Cox Spinal Decompression is often a safe and gentle treatment for injury management, such as whiplash, following a motor vehicle accident. We direct bill to motor vehicle insurance companies.

Contact Information

Kinetesis Spine & Joint Clinic

Bedford Location
1600 Bedford Hwy, Suite 102 Bedford, NS, B4A 1E8

Halifax Location
6389 Coburg Rd. Halifax, NS, B3H 2A6

Phone: (902) 407-7207
Fax: (902) 407-7208


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Our Bedford Location

1600 Bedford Highway Bedford, NS B4A-1E8

Phone: 902-407-7207

 Fax: 902-407-7208

*Across from Pete's Froutique, Next To CIBC

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