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

Face up? Face down? When handling neck pain or low back pain that is an issue for your Pensacola chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the curious patient!) concerning which position is most beneficial. For the Pensacola 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 Pensacola spine specialist, prone is certainly favored as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research agrees!


Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center grounds its Pensacola chiropractic treatment on research. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center keeps abreast of13 new spinal care research. In a new study of traction, patient-rated disability and pain scores demonstrated 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) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center sees the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is well aware that nutrition of the disc counts on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is regularly included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center utilizes an exceptional 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 applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Pensacola 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 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 taught consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Pensacola Spinal Rehab 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 Pensacola chiropractor is so trained. Using the proper forces sets up the best chance to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Pensacola low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research studies. That is exciting to your Pensacola chiropractor and relieving to the Pensacola chiropractic patients at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center!

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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 increased with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment worsened his pain.

Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic visit with Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center today. Your Pensacola back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Pensacola spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center. 
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