Face up? Face down? When treating neck pain or
low back pain that is a question for your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor
and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the inquisitive
patient!) about which position is most beneficial.
For the Burlington and Hamilton 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 Burlington and Hamilton spine
specialist, prone is definitely desired
as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used.
At Spinal Care Clinic prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty,
and research approves!
ADVANTAGES OF PRONE TREATMENT
Spinal Care Clinic bases its Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic treatment on research. Spinal Care Clinic keeps up with
current 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 might lie in the fluid
exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Spinal Care Clinic sees
the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving
the fluid exchange in the disc (as Spinal Care Clinic 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.
COX TECHNIC PRONE MANIPULATION
Spinal Care Clinic uses a distinctive form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is documented
in the medical research literature and gentle in its
relief of back pain and neck pain. In applying Cox Technic flexion
distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Burlington and Hamilton
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
note 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 taught reliably for
clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Spinal Care Clinic. 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
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor is so trained. Using
the appropriate forces makes available the
best chance to reproduce the clinical back pain
relief for Burlington and Hamilton low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers
have recorded in their research studies. That
is exciting to your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor and relieving
to the Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients at Spinal Care Clinic!
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
about a Cox® Technic physician’s own 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 aggravated his pain.
Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit with
Spinal Care Clinic today. Your Burlington and Hamilton back pain relief treatment plan incorporates
chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.
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