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Is Brooks 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 Brooks chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the interested patient!) about which position is most beneficial. For the Brooks 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 Brooks spine specialist, prone is definitely desired as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Soft Health and Healing Clinic prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research approves!


Soft Health and Healing Clinic grounds its Brooks chiropractic treatment on research. Soft Health and Healing Clinic 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 might lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic perceives the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Soft Health and Healing Clinic is well aware that nutrition of the disc relies on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is often included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Soft Health and Healing Clinic uses 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 using Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Brooks 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 this type of table with Cox Technic can be taught consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Soft Health and Healing Clinic. This means a patient can be treated by one proficient chiropractor in much the same way as by another proficient chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Brooks chiropractor is so trained. Applying the appropriate forces makes available the best chance to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Brooks low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research studies. That is exciting to your Brooks chiropractor and alleviating to the Brooks chiropractic patients at Soft Health and Healing Clinic!

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

Schedule your Brooks chiropractic visit with Soft Health and Healing Clinic today. Your Brooks back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Brooks spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Soft Health and Healing Clinic. 
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