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 occasionally the interested patient!) regarding 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 certainly preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Vancouver Spine Care Centre prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research approves!


Vancouver Spine Care Centre bases its Vancouver chiropractic treatment on research. Vancouver Spine Care Centre keeps abreast of13 new spinal care research. In a recent study of traction, patient-rated disability and pain scores demonstrated that traction in the prone position brought about immediate and significant improvements. (1) Another study reported that a hallmark of spinal traction might lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre perceives the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Vancouver Spine Care Centre is well aware that nutrition of the disc relies on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is regularly included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 applying 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 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 such a table during Cox Technic can be instructed consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Vancouver Spine Care Centre. This means a patient can be treated by one skilled chiropractor in much the same way as by another skilled chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Vancouver chiropractor is so trained. Using the appropriate 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 studies. That is exciting to your Vancouver chiropractor and alleviating to the Vancouver chiropractic patients at Vancouver Spine Care Centre!

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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 Vancouver chiropractic visit with Vancouver Spine Care Centre today. Your Vancouver back pain relief treatment plan includes 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 Spine Care Centre. 
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