Whether you prefer gentle "light" adjustments or traditional "diversified" adjustments, Dr. Hazen utilizes the full range of care. This often includes the Cox Technique which is the most researched and safe treatment in chiropractic today. The spinal and extremity adjustments are geared to your body and your preference. Many people have found what works for them with other chiropractors. Others have had too much or too little treatment. Treatment in our office is a blend of old and new for the maximum relief possible, and always with your safety and health in mind. This starts with the best examination and diagnosis prior to any treatment.
What is the Cox Technique?
How can Chiropractic help me?
Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments that properly align the body's musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, to enables the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support.
What is an adjustment?
The gentle correction of a subluxation manually or device to relieve the pressure on the nerves and thereby normalize proper function and optimize health. What are the main causes of subluxations?
1. Physical Traumas such as slips, falls, whiplash, repetitive motions, bad posture, backpacks, and birth traumas (delivery, forceps, suction).
2. Emotional Stress such as grief, anger, fear, and depression.
3. Chemical Imbalance such as increased alcohol use, drugs, environmental issues, and poor diet can cause subluxations.
Can I adjust myself?
No. Some people may make their joints “pop” and think they've made an adjustment. Wrong! Damage can occur by “self-manipulating” a joint with weakened muscles and ligaments. Adjustments are specific and require the skill of a professionally trained doctor of chiropractic to administer. Even your chiropractic doctor must consult a colleague to personally benefit from chiropractic care. What if I do not respond to chiropractic? The consultation and examination are necessary to determine if chiropractic can help your condition. If not, you may be referred to another specialist who might be able to help. In any event, your health and happiness are our primary goal.
The Cox Technique Named after its developer, James M. Cox DC DACBR, Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression is a gentle, non-force chiropractic adjusting approach. 63.7% of chiropractic physicians report using flexion-distraction in their practices. Lee Hazen D.C. offers this highly-effective spinal manipulation and decompression technique, a combination of chiropractic and osteopathic principles. This combination offers a non-surgical alternative to a more intrusive surgery for relief of pain in the neck, arm, back, and leg, especially for the 1 in 4 patients who are 95% of the cost of healthcare dollars for back pain: the disc herniation and stenosis cases. Cox Technic's effectiveness for these more complex conditions makes it a great approach for less complex conditions of back and neck pain as well.
Dr. Lee Hazen
Dr. Hazen graduated Cum Laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles in 1989. After a short post-ceptorship in Burbank, Ca, he was invited to become a resident in Dr. James Cox’s clinic. From 1989 until 1998 he was co-director and resident in Ft. Wayne Indiana with Dr. Cox. While there, he attended and completed a 400-hour post-graduate Chiropractic Orthopedics training sponsored by National University of Health Sciences.
What to expect when seeing Dr. Hazen for the first time
TCIM accepts most insurance carriers that cover chiropractic treatments and any other medically necessary services like integrative and functional medical care (ask us what this is if you don't know what it is), primary care, naturopathic consultation, massage therapy, and more. What does that mean?
You can access your insurance benefits for both chiropractic treatments and additional ancillary medical treatments because we are located in the same facility. This is unique to TCIM based on the partnerships we have created and our integrative holistic approach to medicine. We hope that this is great news for you giving you more access to healthcare alternatives by using your insurance plan.
During your first visit with Dr. Hazen, one of our amazing medical providers will meet with you for approximately 10 minutes (alongside Dr. Hazen) to perform a quick medical evaluation.
This evaluation opens the door to all of the amazing resources available to you at TCIM. The medical provider acts as the gatekeeper to the services at TCIM and indicates to the insurance company that you have a reason to be evaluated and treated by a chiropractor. This combination of a medical provider with Dr. Hazen allows you to be part of a truly “integrative” healthcare delivery system.
This medical evaluation is only necessary as part of your initial visit with Dr. Hazen at our clinic for that particular problem. Your typical office visit co-payment will be charged. We hope that you see the benefit of this brief exam as something that will enhance the quality of your overall healthcare experience.
We are really excited for you to see the unique partnership between Dr. Hazen and the medical providers here at TCIM and begin to experience the total benefit of Integrative Medicine.
We know that nobody likes to fill out paperwork. But unfortunately, you are going to have to fill out "new patient” paperwork during your first visit to TCIM. We know…we feel the same way. Say it loudly with us…Boooo!!
We really wish we could magically skip this step but even though you may be a long-time patient of Dr. Hazen’s, you are technically a “new patient” to TCIM and we need you to fill out new updated paperwork. It is a compliance issue that we cannot avoid.
We will try to make this process as easy as possible and we thank you in advance for understanding the necessity of this step.
Please allow 15-30 minutes of additional time for all of these processes to take place during your first visit.
Dr. Hazen's Office Hours
Dr. Hazen's office hours are below. He is still accepting walk-ins...but it is extremely helpful if you can call the office first to let us know you are coming in. It really helps our team with scheduling and workflow and will help other patients with wait times.
Dr. Hazen's new schedule will allow him to see more patients and hopefully give you the opportunity to make appointments that fit your schedule.
Dr. Hazen is now seeing patients on FRIDAY AFTERNOONS, note the updated schedule below.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Dr. Hazen is only in the office on Tuesdays until noon)