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

Face up? Face down? When handling neck pain or low back pain that is a question for your Watertown chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the interested patient!) about which position is most advantageous. For the Watertown back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is more useful so he or she can get his or her hands on the spine. For your Watertown spine specialist, prone is definitely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Watertown Wellness Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research agrees!


Watertown Wellness Center bases its Watertown chiropractic treatment on research. Watertown Wellness Center 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction might lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Watertown Wellness Center notes the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Watertown Wellness Center knows nutrition of the disc counts on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is regularly recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Watertown Wellness Center uses an exceptional form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is research-documented and gentle in its relief of back pain and neck pain.  In applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Watertown 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 document 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 consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Watertown 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 Watertown chiropractor is so trained. Applying the proper forces sets up the best chance to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Watertown low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is exciting to your Watertown chiropractor and alleviating to the Watertown chiropractic patients at Watertown 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 actually accelerated with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment worsened his pain.

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

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