Is Williamson Spinal Traction Face Down Or Face Up Best? Face Down!

Face up? Face down? When handling neck pain or low back pain that is an issue for your Williamson chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the inquisitive patient!) concerning which position is most advantageous. For the Williamson back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is best so he or she is able to get his or her hands on the spine. For your Williamson spine specialist, prone is surely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Apple Country Chiropractic prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research agrees!


Apple Country Chiropractic grounds its Williamson chiropractic treatment on research. Apple Country Chiropractic keeps abreast of13 current spinal care research. In a new 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) Apple Country Chiropractic perceives the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Apple Country Chiropractic 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.


Apple Country Chiropractic utilizes a distinctive form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is research-documented and gentle in its ability to relieve back pain and neck pain.  In applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Williamson chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a non-moving 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 this type of table during Cox Technic can be instructed reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Apple Country Chiropractic. This indicates that a patient can be treated by one skilled chiropractor like another skilled chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Williamson chiropractor is so trained. Using the proper forces makes available the best opportunity to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Williamson low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is thrilling to your Williamson chiropractor and relieving to the Williamson chiropractic patients at Apple Country Chiropractic!

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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 increased with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment worsened his pain.

Schedule your Williamson chiropractic visit with Apple Country Chiropractic today. Your Williamson back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Williamson spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Apple Country Chiropractic. 
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