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Is Vancouver 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 Vancouver chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the interested patient!) concerning which position is most advantageous. For the Vancouver 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 Vancouver spine specialist, prone is definitely favored as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Vancouver Disc Centers prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research agrees!


Vancouver Disc Centers bases its Vancouver chiropractic treatment on research. Vancouver Disc Centers keeps abreast of13 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) Vancouver Disc Centers perceives the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Vancouver Disc Centers is well aware that nutrition of the disc counts on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is regularly included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Vancouver Disc Centers applies a distinctive 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 Vancouver chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a specially designed chiropractic treatment table that has a stationary 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 instructed reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Vancouver Disc Centers. This indicates that a patient can be treated by one proficient chiropractor in much the same way as by another proficient chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Vancouver chiropractor is so trained. Using the proper forces sets up the best chance to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Vancouver low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research projects. That is exciting to your Vancouver chiropractor and alleviating to the Vancouver chiropractic patients at Vancouver Disc Centers!

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Listen to this PODCAST about a Cox® Technic physician’s own experience with Cox Technic as well as his patient's whose improvement really accelerated with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment worsened his pain.

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

Vancouver spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Vancouver Disc Centers. 
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