Is Two Rivers Spinal Traction Face Down Or Face Up Best? Face Down!

Face up? Face down? When treating neck pain or low back pain that is an issue for your Two Rivers chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the interested patient!) concerning which position is most advantageous. For the Two Rivers back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is more useful so he or she is able to get his or her hands on the spine. For your Two Rivers spine specialist, prone is surely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Lakeshore Chiropractic prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research agrees!


Lakeshore Chiropractic bases its Two Rivers chiropractic treatment on research. Lakeshore Chiropractic keeps up with new spinal care research. In a new study of traction, patient-rated disability and pain scores demonstrated that traction in the prone position brought about immediate and significant improvements. (1) Another study reported that a hallmark of spinal traction may well lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Lakeshore Chiropractic sees the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Lakeshore Chiropractic is well aware that nutrition of the disc relies on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is often included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Lakeshore Chiropractic applies a special form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is research-documented and gentle in its relief of back pain and neck pain.  In applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Two Rivers chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a stationary chest support piece and movable support piece for your legs. Researchers state that the proper forces a chiropractor is to apply to the lumbar or cervical spine on this type of table during Cox Technic can be instructed consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Lakeshore Chiropractic. This indicates that a patient can be treated by one proficient chiropractor like another proficient chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Two Rivers chiropractor is trained in this. Using the appropriate forces makes available the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Two Rivers low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research projects. That is exciting to your Two Rivers chiropractor and relieving to the Two Rivers chiropractic patients at Lakeshore Chiropractic!

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Listen to this PODCAST about a Cox® Technic physician’s own 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 aggravated his pain.

Schedule your Two Rivers chiropractic visit with Lakeshore Chiropractic today. Your Two Rivers back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Two Rivers spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Lakeshore Chiropractic. 
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