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Is Augusta Spinal Traction Face Down Or Face Up Best? Face Down!

January 23, 2018

Face up? Face down? When treating neck pain or low back pain that is an issue for your Augusta chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the curious patient!) regarding which position is most beneficial. For the Augusta 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 Augusta spine specialist, prone is definitely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research agrees!


Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic centers its Augusta chiropractic treatment on research. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic keeps up with new spinal care research. In a new 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 reported that a hallmark of spinal traction may well lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic notes the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Lombardy Chiropractic 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.


Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic applies 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 applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Augusta chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a specially 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 this type of table with Cox Technic can be instructed reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. 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 Augusta chiropractor is so trained. Applying the appropriate forces sets up the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Augusta low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is thrilling to your Augusta chiropractor and relieving to the Augusta chiropractic patients at Lombardy Chiropractic 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 really accelerated with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment aggravated his pain.

Schedule your Augusta chiropractic visit with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today. Your Augusta back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Augusta spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic.