Is Eugene 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 Eugene chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the interested patient!) as to which position is most advantageous. For the Eugene 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 Eugene spine specialist, prone is certainly preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research approves!


Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic centers its Eugene chiropractic treatment on research. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic keeps up with current 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction might lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic perceives the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition of the disc counts on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is regularly recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic uses a special form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is research-documented and gentle in its ability to relieve back pain and neck pain.  In using Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Eugene chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a non-moving 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 such a table with Cox Technic can be taught consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic. 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 Eugene chiropractor is so trained. Using the appropriate forces allows the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Eugene low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is exciting to your Eugene chiropractor and alleviating to the Eugene chiropractic patients at Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic!

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

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