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

Face up? Face down? When treating neck pain or low back pain that is an issue for your Tarrytown chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the inquisitive patient!) regarding which position is most beneficial. For the Tarrytown 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 Tarrytown spine specialist, prone is surely favored as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Tarrytown Chiropractic prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research approves!


Tarrytown Chiropractic centers its Tarrytown chiropractic treatment on research. Tarrytown Chiropractic keeps up with current spinal care research. In a recent 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) Tarrytown Chiropractic notes the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Tarrytown Chiropractic is well aware that nutrition of the disc relies on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is regularly recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Tarrytown Chiropractic applies a special 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 Tarrytown 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 state that the proper forces a chiropractor is to apply to the lumbar or cervical spine on such a table during Cox Technic can be taught reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Tarrytown Chiropractic. This indicates that a patient can be treated by one skilled chiropractor like another skilled chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Tarrytown chiropractor is so trained. Using the appropriate forces sets up the best chance to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Tarrytown low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is exciting to your Tarrytown chiropractor and alleviating to the Tarrytown chiropractic patients at Tarrytown 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 actually increased with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment aggravated his pain.

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

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