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Is Sitka 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 Sitka chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the inquisitive patient!) as to which position is most beneficial. For the Sitka 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 Sitka spine specialist, prone is definitely favored as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research approves!


Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka grounds its Sitka chiropractic treatment on research. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka keeps abreast of13 current 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 may well lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka notes the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is well aware that nutrition of the disc relies on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is regularly included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka applies an exceptional form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is documented in the medical research literature and gentle in its relief of back pain and neck pain.  In applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Sitka chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely 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 such a table during Cox Technic can be taught consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. This means a patient can be treated by one trained chiropractor just like another trained chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Sitka chiropractor is trained in this. Applying the appropriate forces allows the best chance to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Sitka low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research studies. That is exciting to your Sitka chiropractor and relieving to the Sitka chiropractic patients at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka!

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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 Sitka chiropractic visit with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today. Your Sitka back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

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