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Is Ashburn 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 Ashburn chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the curious patient!) concerning which position is most beneficial. For the Ashburn 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 Ashburn spine specialist, prone is surely favored as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research approves!


Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn grounds its Ashburn chiropractic treatment on research. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 resulted in 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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn perceives the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is well aware that nutrition of the disc counts on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is often recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 Ashburn chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a stationary 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 such a table with Cox Technic can be taught consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. This indicates that a patient can be treated by one proficient chiropractor in much the same way as by another proficient chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Ashburn chiropractor is trained in this. Using the appropriate forces allows the best chance to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Ashburn low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research studies. That is thrilling to your Ashburn chiropractor and relieving to the Ashburn chiropractic patients at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn!

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

Schedule your Ashburn chiropractic visit with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today. Your Ashburn back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Ashburn spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. 
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