Is Ottawa 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 Ottawa chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the interested patient!) concerning which position is most beneficial. For the Ottawa 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 Ottawa spine specialist, prone is surely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research agrees!


The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider centers its Ottawa chiropractic treatment on research. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider keeps abreast of13 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction may well lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider perceives the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is well aware that nutrition of the disc counts on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is regularly included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider uses an exceptional 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 Ottawa 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 taught reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider. This means a patient can be treated by one trained chiropractor in much the same way as by another trained chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Ottawa chiropractor is so trained. Using the appropriate forces makes available the best opportunity to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Ottawa low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research studies. That is thrilling to your Ottawa chiropractor and relieving to the Ottawa chiropractic patients at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider!

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

Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic visit with The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider today. Your Ottawa back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Ottawa spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider. 
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