Is Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the interested patient!) about which position is most beneficial. For the Baton Rouge back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is best so he or she is able to get his or her hands on the spine. For your Baton Rouge spine specialist, prone is definitely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research approves!


Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation centers its Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment on research. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation keeps up with new spinal care research. In a recent study of traction, patient-rated disability and pain scores demonstrated 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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation perceives the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows nutrition of the disc relies on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is often included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation utilizes a special form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is research-documented and gentle in its relief of back pain and neck pain.  In applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Baton Rouge 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 during Cox Technic can be instructed reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor is so trained. Applying the appropriate forces makes available the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Baton Rouge low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research projects. That is thrilling to your Baton Rouge chiropractor and relieving to the Baton Rouge chiropractic patients at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation!

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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 aggravated his pain.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic visit with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation today. Your Baton Rouge back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Baton Rouge spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. 
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