Is Manchester 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 Manchester chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the interested patient!) as to which position is most beneficial. For the Manchester back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is best so he or she is able to get his or her hands on the spine. For your Manchester spine specialist, prone is definitely favored as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research approves!


Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries centers its Manchester chiropractic treatment on research. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries keeps abreast of13 new spinal care research. In a new 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction might lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries sees the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is well aware that nutrition of the disc counts on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is regularly recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries uses 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 applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Manchester chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a specially designed chiropractic treatment table that has a non-moving chest support piece and movable support piece for your legs. Researchers explain 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 instructed consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. This means a patient can be treated by one skilled chiropractor like another skilled chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Manchester chiropractor is so trained. Using the appropriate forces makes available the best chance to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Manchester low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is exciting to your Manchester chiropractor and relieving to the Manchester chiropractic patients at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries!

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Listen to this PODCAST about a Cox® Technic physician’s personal 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 Manchester chiropractic visit with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries today. Your Manchester back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Manchester spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries. 
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