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Is Fort Wayne Spinal Traction Face Down Or Face Up Best? Face Down!

January 23, 2018

Face up? Face down? When handling neck pain or low back pain that is an issue for your Fort Wayne chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the interested patient!) as to which position is most advantageous. For the Fort Wayne back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is best so he or she can get his or her hands on the spine. For your Fort Wayne spine specialist, prone is definitely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research approves!


Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc bases its Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment on research. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 resulted in 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) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc notes the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is well aware that nutrition of the disc counts on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is often included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc applies a distinctive 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a specially 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 this type of table with Cox Technic can be taught consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc. This means a patient can be treated by one skilled chiropractor in much the same way as by another skilled chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is so trained. Applying the proper forces makes available the best opportunity to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Fort Wayne low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research projects. That is thrilling to your Fort Wayne chiropractor and relieving to the Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc!

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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 worsened his pain.

Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Your Fort Wayne back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Fort Wayne spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc.