Dr. James Cox, DC

Dr. James Cox, DC

Cox Chiropractic Medicine

Cox Chiropractic Medicine
3125 Hobson Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
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Work: 260-484-1964


Dr. Cox’s education includes pre-chiropractic studies at Purdue University and a B.A. from Lewis University. In 1963 he graduated as valedictorian from the National College of Chiropractic. He continued his education and received his Diplomate in the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. Later, he developed Cox® Technic Flexion-Distraction and Decompression Manipulation, the chiropractic adjusting technique used to relieve and control spinal pain conditions from disc herniation and stenosis to sprain/strain and other issues. He is a current member of the postgraduate faculty of the National University of Health Sciences and the American Chiropractic College of Radiology; past president, Council of Radiology of the American Chiropractic Association; past president of the Indiana State Chiropractic Association; retired legislative chairman (20 years), Indiana State Chiropractic Association; director, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center; co-investigator and clinician for several federally funded research projects currently underway at the National University of Health Sciences Research Department, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Palmer Research Center and Hines VA Hospital among others. Since 1994, these projects focus on the biomechanics and clinical outcomes of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction for lumbar spine and cervical spine conditions. These are funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. government, National Institute of Health and donations from chiropractors and other chiropractic-interested persons and organizations. He trains physician-clinicians involved in various other research projects as well. Further, Dr. Cox is on the editorial board of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and the author of Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis, Treatment, now in its 7th edition by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins and Neck, Shoulder, and Arm Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis, and Treatment, now in its 4th edition. As a recognized speaker on spine pain and its relief, he has spoken for physicians around the world and his spinal manipulation technique is practiced by over sixty percent of American chiropractors. He works from his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and consults with fellow physicians via his radiological practice, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center. He is founder and president emeritus of the Fort Wayne Children's Foundation as well. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, specifically making pens.


National University of Health Sciences
Lombard, Illinois, United States
DC, 1963
1960 To 1963

Lewis University
Lombard, Illinois, United States
BA, 1975

Professional Associations

Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiology Center
1993 - Present

Council on Diagnostic Imaging of the ACA, past president
1971 - 1973

Indiana State Chiropractic Association & Indiana Society of Chiropractic Physicians, Legislative Chairman (ex officio)
1970 - 1994

American College of Chiropractic Radiology
1970 - Present

Indiana State Chiropractic Association
1970 - Present

National University of Health Sciences, Post Graduate Faculty
1970 - Present

American Chiropractic Association
1968 - Present


  • Chiropractor

Ages Treated

  • 0-18
  • 18+

Honors and Awards

Doctor Of Letters (Honorary)
National University of Health Sciences

American Board of Chiropractic Radiology

International College of Chiropractors

Fellow (Honorary)
Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists

Hall of Honor
National University of Health Sciences

Indiana Chiropractor of the Year
Indiana State Chiropractic Association

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discogenic Back Pain
  • Facet Joints
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbago
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Pregnancy & Back Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain (SI Joint Pain)
  • Scheuermann's Kyphosis (Scheuermann's Disease)
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Stress and Back Pain
  • Synovial Cysts
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash


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