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Is Burlington and Hamilton Spinal Traction Face Down Or Face Up Best? Face Down!

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!


Spinal Care Clinic bases its Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic treatment on research. Spinal Care Clinic keeps up with 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 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.


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!

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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 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.

Burlington and Hamilton spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Spinal Care Clinic. 
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