Is Plainville 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 Plainville chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the inquisitive patient!) regarding which position is most advantageous. For the Plainville 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 Plainville spine specialist, prone is certainly preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Layden Chiropractic prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research approves!


Layden Chiropractic grounds its Plainville chiropractic treatment on research. Layden Chiropractic 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 resulted in 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) Layden Chiropractic sees the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Layden Chiropractic 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.


Layden Chiropractic applies an exceptional 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 Plainville chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a stationary chest support piece and mobile 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 with Cox Technic can be taught reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Layden Chiropractic. This indicates that a patient can be treated by one skilled chiropractor like another skilled chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Plainville chiropractor is trained in this. Applying the appropriate forces allows the best chance to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Plainville low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research projects. That is exciting to your Plainville chiropractor and alleviating to the Plainville chiropractic patients at Layden Chiropractic!

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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 worsened his pain.

Schedule your Plainville chiropractic visit with Layden Chiropractic today. Your Plainville back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Plainville spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Layden Chiropractic. 
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