Is Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the curious patient!) about which position is most beneficial. For the Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville spine specialist, prone is surely favored as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Pflugerville Wellness Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research approves!


Pflugerville Wellness Center grounds its Pflugerville chiropractic treatment on research. Pflugerville Wellness Center keeps abreast of13 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 could lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Pflugerville Wellness Center sees the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Pflugerville Wellness Center is well aware that nutrition of the disc counts on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is regularly recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Pflugerville Wellness Center utilizes 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 Pflugerville 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 this type of table during Cox Technic can be instructed consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Pflugerville Wellness Center. This means a patient can be treated by one skilled chiropractor in much the same way as by another skilled chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Pflugerville chiropractor is so trained. Using the proper forces allows the best opportunity to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Pflugerville low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research projects. That is exciting to your Pflugerville chiropractor and relieving to the Pflugerville chiropractic patients at Pflugerville Wellness 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 Pflugerville chiropractic visit with Pflugerville Wellness Center today. Your Pflugerville back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

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