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Is New Roads 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 New Roads chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the inquisitive patient!) as to which position is most advantageous. For the New Roads 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 New Roads spine specialist, prone is certainly desired as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At New Roads Chiropractic Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research approves!


New Roads Chiropractic Center centers its New Roads chiropractic treatment on research. New Roads Chiropractic Center keeps up with 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction could lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) New Roads Chiropractic Center perceives the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as New Roads Chiropractic Center is well aware that 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.


New Roads Chiropractic Center uses 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 New Roads chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a non-moving chest support piece and movable support piece for your legs. Researchers document 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 reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at New Roads Chiropractic Center. 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 New Roads chiropractor is so trained. Using the appropriate forces sets up the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for New Roads low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research projects. That is exciting to your New Roads chiropractor and relieving to the New Roads chiropractic patients at New Roads Chiropractic 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 increased with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment aggravated his pain.

Schedule your New Roads chiropractic visit with New Roads Chiropractic Center today. Your New Roads back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

New Roads spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit New Roads Chiropractic Center. 
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