Is Plymouth Spinal Traction Face Down Or Face Up Best? Face Down!

Face up? Face down? When treating neck pain or low back pain that is a question for your Plymouth chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the curious patient!) concerning which position is most beneficial. For the Plymouth back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is more useful so he or she can get his or her hands on the spine. For your Plymouth spine specialist, prone is surely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research agrees!


Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology bases its Plymouth chiropractic treatment on research. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology keeps up with new 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction may well lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology perceives the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology knows nutrition of the disc relies on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is often included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology utilizes a special form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is documented in the medical research literature and gentle in its ability to relieve back pain and neck pain.  In using Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Plymouth chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a stationary chest support piece and movable 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 taught reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology. 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 Plymouth chiropractor is trained in this. Applying the appropriate forces makes available the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Plymouth low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research projects. That is thrilling to your Plymouth chiropractor and relieving to the Plymouth chiropractic patients at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology!

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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 aggravated his pain.

Schedule your Plymouth chiropractic visit with Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology today. Your Plymouth back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Plymouth spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology. 
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