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

Face up? Face down? When handling neck pain or low back pain that is a question for your Fort Wayne chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the curious 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 certainly desired as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research agrees!


Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center grounds its Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment on research. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center keeps abreast of13 current spinal care research. In a recent 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction could lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center sees the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center knows nutrition of the disc counts on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is often included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center utilizes 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a stationary chest support piece and mobile 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center. This means a patient can be treated by one proficient chiropractor in much the same way as by another proficient chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is trained in this. Applying the proper forces sets up the best chance to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Fort Wayne low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is thrilling to your Fort Wayne chiropractor and relieving to the Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological 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 actually increased with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment worsened his pain.

Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic visit with Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center today. Your Fort Wayne back pain relief treatment plan includes 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center. 
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