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

Face up? Face down? When treating neck pain or low back pain that is an issue for your Manahawkin chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the curious patient!) about which position is most advantageous. For the Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin spine specialist, prone is definitely desired as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Manahawkin Chiropractic Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research approves!


Manahawkin Chiropractic Center centers its Manahawkin chiropractic treatment on research. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center keeps up with new spinal care research. In a new 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 might lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center notes the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is well aware that nutrition of the disc relies on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is regularly included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Manahawkin Chiropractic Center uses a distinctive 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 Manahawkin chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a specially designed chiropractic treatment table that has a stationary chest support piece and mobile support piece for your legs. Researchers explain 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 Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. This means a patient can be treated by one skilled chiropractor in much the same way as by another skilled chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Manahawkin chiropractor is trained in this. Applying the appropriate forces makes available the best chance to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Manahawkin low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research studies. That is thrilling to your Manahawkin chiropractor and alleviating to the Manahawkin chiropractic patients at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center!

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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 Manahawkin chiropractic visit with Manahawkin Chiropractic Center today. Your Manahawkin back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Manahawkin spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Manahawkin Chiropractic Center. 
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