Is Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the interested patient!) as to which position is most beneficial. For the Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg spine specialist, prone is definitely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Palmer Chiropractic Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research agrees!


Palmer Chiropractic Center centers its Lynchburg chiropractic treatment on research. Palmer Chiropractic Center keeps up with current spinal care research. In a new 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) Palmer Chiropractic Center perceives the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Palmer Chiropractic Center is well aware that nutrition of the disc counts on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is often recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Palmer Chiropractic Center utilizes a special form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is research-documented 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 Lynchburg 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 during Cox Technic can be instructed consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Palmer Chiropractic Center. This indicates that a patient can be treated by one skilled chiropractor in much the same way as by another skilled chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Lynchburg chiropractor is so trained. Applying the proper forces makes available the best chance to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Lynchburg low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is exciting to your Lynchburg chiropractor and alleviating to the Lynchburg chiropractic patients at Palmer Chiropractic 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 really increased with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment aggravated his pain.

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

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