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Is West Palm Beach Spinal Traction Face Down Or Face Up Best? Face Down!

Face up? Face down? When handling neck pain or low back pain that is an issue for your West Palm Beach chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the inquisitive patient!) about which position is most advantageous. For the West Palm Beach back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is more useful so he or she can get his or her hands on the spine. For your West Palm Beach spine specialist, prone is definitely desired as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Chiropractic Care prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research agrees!


Chiropractic Care grounds its West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment on research. Chiropractic Care keeps abreast of13 current spinal care research. In a new study of traction, patient-rated disability and pain scores showed that traction in the prone position brought about immediate and significant improvements. (1) Another study found that a hallmark of spinal traction may well lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Chiropractic Care notes the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Chiropractic Care knows nutrition of the disc counts on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is regularly included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Chiropractic Care applies a distinctive form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is research-documented and gentle in its ability to relieve back pain and neck pain.  In applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your West Palm Beach chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a non-moving chest support piece and mobile support piece for your legs. Researchers note that the proper forces a chiropractor is to apply to the lumbar or cervical spine on such a table during Cox Technic can be taught consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Chiropractic Care. This means a patient can be treated by one trained chiropractor in much the same way as by another trained chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is trained in this. Applying the proper forces allows the best chance to replicate the clinical back pain relief for West Palm Beach low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is thrilling to your West Palm Beach chiropractor and relieving to the West Palm Beach chiropractic patients at Chiropractic Care!

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Listen to this PODCAST about a Cox® Technic physician’s personal experience with Cox Technic as well as his patient's whose improvement actually accelerated with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment worsened his pain.

Schedule your West Palm Beach chiropractic visit with Chiropractic Care today. Your West Palm Beach back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

West Palm Beach spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Chiropractic Care. 
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