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Is Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the interested patient!) concerning which position is most beneficial. For the Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs spine specialist, prone is definitely favored as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research approves!


The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR centers its Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment on research. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR keeps abreast of13 new 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 could lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR notes the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR knows 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.


The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR uses an exceptional form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is research-documented 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 Colorado Springs chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a specially designed chiropractic treatment table that has a non-moving 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 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. This indicates that a patient can be treated by one proficient chiropractor in much the same way as by another proficient chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor is so trained. Applying the appropriate forces sets up the best chance to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Colorado Springs low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research projects. That is exciting to your Colorado Springs chiropractor and alleviating to the Colorado Springs chiropractic patients at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR!

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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 increased with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment worsened his pain.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic visit with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR today. Your Colorado Springs back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Colorado Springs spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. 
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