Description: This Part I course delves into learning the protocols of the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for Lumbar Spine from the biomechanics to the examination and diagnosis to the treatment and research-documented clinical and research-laboratory documented outcomes. The Part I material is introductory to Cox® Technic flexion distraction and decompression protocols. It shares the academic basis for the research-documented and evidence-based protocols as well as introduces its hands-on application. The academics focus on the non-discogenic conditions. Lead by a proficient chiropractic hands-on instructor who practices this technique every day, attendees will feel comfortable with the protocol and system of examination, diagnosis and treatment to produce clinical outcomes like those found in the flexion distraction literature. Cervical spine protocols will be introduced briefly. Goals/Objectives: By the end of Part I, the attendees will have a list of research papers about the biomechanics of flexion-distraction adjusting, an understanding of the latest research studies being conducted with federally funded researchers, an examination that is thorough, and hands-on skills to start using flexion-distraction in their practices right away. The attendees will more thoroughly understand the non-discogenic causes of back pain as well as their care based on federally funded research with evidence-based protocols measured with a pressure transducer that each attendee will have the opportunity to use. The attendee will be introduced to the cervical spine protocols as well. The latitude of published support for chiropractic and Cox Technic flexion distraction in the care of neck, arm, back and leg pain is emphasized. Topics: Biomechanics of the Spine—Diagnosis of lumbar, thoracic, and cervical conditions—Chiropractic Treatment of spine conditions from disc herniation and stenosis to subluxation, sprain strain, facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, etc.– Clinical Case reports from practitioners’ offices showing in-office care of actual patients– chiropractic adjunctive therapies’ use - discogenic conditions examination, diagnosis, treatment – hands on practice of protocols – patient management with regards to nutrition, exercise, rehab, ergonomics and understanding their condition – patient cases are presented to show how protocols are integrated into practice. The focus is lumbar spine.