Is Severna Park 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 Severna Park chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the curious patient!) concerning which position is most advantageous. For the Severna Park 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 Severna Park spine specialist, prone is certainly preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Back And Neck Care Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research approves!


Back And Neck Care Center bases its Severna Park chiropractic treatment on research. Back And Neck Care Center keeps abreast of13 current spinal care research. In a recent 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 reported that a hallmark of spinal traction could lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Back And Neck Care Center notes the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Back And Neck Care Center knows nutrition of the disc relies on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is regularly included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Back And Neck Care Center utilizes 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 using Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Severna Park chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a specially designed chiropractic treatment table that has a stationary chest support piece and mobile support piece for your legs. Researchers document that the proper forces a chiropractor is to apply to the lumbar or cervical spine on this type of table with Cox Technic can be taught reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Back And Neck Care Center. This means a patient can be treated by one proficient chiropractor like another proficient chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Severna Park chiropractor is trained in this. Using the appropriate forces allows the best opportunity to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Severna Park low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research studies. That is exciting to your Severna Park chiropractor and relieving to the Severna Park chiropractic patients at Back And Neck Care Center!

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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 really accelerated with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment worsened his pain.

Schedule your Severna Park chiropractic visit with Back And Neck Care Center today. Your Severna Park back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Severna Park spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Back And Neck Care Center. 
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