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Meet our Cox Spinal Decompression Providers

Dr. Nick Stryniak

Chiropractor & Director

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. Alex Vanderlinden


Dr. Alexander Vanderlinden is a native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, now residing in Halifax. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics, while also competing with the St.FX X-Men Track & Field Team. After his time in St.F.X., he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York. Aside from treating patients in the outpatient clinic on campus, he also treated veterans in the Veterans Affairs hospitals, the Elmira Pioneers Baseball club, and the athletes at various Ironman Competitions.

Dr. Vanderlinden intends to treat patients of all ages, with various musculoskeletal conditions through diversified chiropractic adjustments, Flexion and Distraction therapy, rehabilitation exercises, soft tissue mobilizations, and educating his patients to live a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Vanderlinden is excited to return to Nova Scotia and help the community members achieve their health and fitness goals.


Bedford Cox Spinal Decompression Clinic

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…


Low Back Pain




Disc Herniation’s


Spinal Stenosis




Facet Syndrome




Other Spine Conditions

How It Works

With the patient lying face down on the table, the lower section of the table (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.

Common 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
Industrial Alliance
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 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.

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.

Do You Treat Athletes?

Yes, a number of our clients are athletes ranging from weekend warrior, marathon runners and professional athletes.

Do You Treat Motor Vehicle Accidents?

Yes, we provide chiropractic for injury management, such as whiplash, following a motor vehicle accident. We direct bill to motor vehicle insurance companies.