Is Minster 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 Minster chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the curious patient!) regarding which position is most advantageous. For the Minster 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 Minster spine specialist, prone is surely desired as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Minster Chiropractic Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research agrees!


Minster Chiropractic Center grounds its Minster chiropractic treatment on research. Minster Chiropractic Center keeps abreast of13 current 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction might lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Minster Chiropractic Center perceives the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Minster Chiropractic Center knows nutrition of the disc relies on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is often recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Minster Chiropractic Center uses a distinctive form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is documented in the medical research literature 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 Minster 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 state 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 Minster Chiropractic Center. This indicates that a patient can be treated by one proficient chiropractor like another proficient chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Minster chiropractor is so trained. Applying the appropriate forces makes available the best chance to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Minster low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research studies. That is exciting to your Minster chiropractor and alleviating to the Minster chiropractic patients at Minster Chiropractic Center!

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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 worsened his pain.

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

Minster spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Minster Chiropractic Center. 
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