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Is Peoria 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 Peoria chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the curious patient!) concerning which position is most advantageous. For the Peoria 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 Peoria spine specialist, prone is certainly preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research approves!


Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture bases its Peoria chiropractic treatment on research. Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture keeps abreast of13 new 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction may well lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture perceives the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture is well aware that nutrition of the disc relies on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is often recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture applies a special form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is research-documented and gentle in its ability to relieve back pain and neck pain.  In applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Peoria chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a specially designed chiropractic treatment table that has a non-moving 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 this type of table during Cox Technic can be instructed reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture. This indicates that a patient can be treated by one trained chiropractor in much the same way as by another trained chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Peoria chiropractor is trained in this. Using the appropriate forces allows the best opportunity to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Peoria low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is thrilling to your Peoria chiropractor and alleviating to the Peoria chiropractic patients at Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture!

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Listen to this PODCAST about a Cox® Technic physician’s personal 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 Peoria chiropractic visit with Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture today. Your Peoria back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Peoria spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture. 
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