Is Sandy Springs Spinal Traction Face Down Or Face Up Best? Face Down!

Face up? Face down? When treating neck pain or low back pain that is a question for your Sandy Springs chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the curious patient!) about which position is most beneficial. For the Sandy 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 Sandy Springs spine specialist, prone is definitely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Cross Chiropractic Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research approves!


Cross Chiropractic Center centers its Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment on research. Cross Chiropractic Center keeps up with new spinal care research. In a recent study of traction, patient-rated disability and pain scores showed that traction in the prone position brought about 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) Cross Chiropractic Center sees the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Cross Chiropractic Center knows nutrition of the disc counts on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is often included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Cross Chiropractic Center 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 using Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Sandy Springs chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a non-moving 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 taught consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Cross Chiropractic 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 Sandy Springs chiropractor is trained in this. Using the proper forces allows the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Sandy Springs low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research projects. That is thrilling to your Sandy Springs chiropractor and alleviating to the Sandy Springs chiropractic patients at Cross Chiropractic Center!

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

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

Sandy Springs spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Cross Chiropractic Center. 
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