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Is Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the interested patient!) regarding which position is most advantageous. For the Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown spine specialist, prone is certainly desired as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research approves!


Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation centers its Carrolltown chiropractic treatment on research. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation keeps up with current spinal care research. In a new study of traction, patient-rated disability and pain scores demonstrated that traction in the prone position resulted in immediate and significant improvements. (1) Another study found that a hallmark of spinal traction could lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation notes the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 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.


Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation applies an exceptional form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is research-documented 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 Carrolltown chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a specially designed chiropractic treatment table that has a stationary chest support piece and movable support piece for your legs. Researchers note 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 reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. 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 Carrolltown chiropractor is so trained. Using the proper forces sets up the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Carrolltown low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research projects. That is thrilling to your Carrolltown chiropractor and relieving to the Carrolltown chiropractic patients at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation!

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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 aggravated his pain.

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

Carrolltown spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. 
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