Is Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the interested patient!) concerning which position is most beneficial. For the Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne spine specialist, prone is definitely desired as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Aaron Chiropractic Clinic prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research agrees!


Aaron Chiropractic Clinic bases its Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment on research. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic keeps up with new spinal care research. In a new study of traction, patient-rated disability and pain scores showed that traction in the prone position resulted in immediate and significant improvements. (1) Another study reported that a hallmark of spinal traction may well lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic notes the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is well aware that nutrition of the disc counts on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is often recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Aaron Chiropractic Clinic applies an exceptional 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a specially designed chiropractic treatment table that has a stationary chest support piece and mobile support piece for your legs. Researchers document that the proper forces a chiropractor is to apply to the lumbar or cervical spine on such a table with Cox Technic can be taught consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. This indicates that a patient can be treated by one proficient chiropractor like another proficient chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Fort Wayne chiropractor is trained in this. Using the appropriate forces sets up the best chance to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Fort Wayne low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research projects. That is thrilling to your Fort Wayne chiropractor and relieving to the Fort Wayne chiropractic patients at Aaron Chiropractic 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 really accelerated with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment aggravated his pain.

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

Fort Wayne spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. 
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