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

Face up? Face down? When handling neck pain or low back pain that is an issue for your Oxford chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the interested patient!) about which position is most advantageous. For the Oxford back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is more useful so he or she is able to get his or her hands on the spine. For your Oxford spine specialist, prone is definitely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Satterwhite Chiropractic prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research agrees!


Satterwhite Chiropractic grounds its Oxford chiropractic treatment on research. Satterwhite Chiropractic keeps abreast of13 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction may well lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic perceives the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Satterwhite Chiropractic knows nutrition of the disc relies on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is often recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Satterwhite Chiropractic utilizes 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 using Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Oxford 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 document that the proper forces a chiropractor is to apply to the lumbar or cervical spine on such a table during Cox Technic can be instructed reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Satterwhite Chiropractic. 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 Oxford chiropractor is so trained. Using the proper forces makes available the best opportunity to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Oxford low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research projects. That is thrilling to your Oxford chiropractor and alleviating to the Oxford chiropractic patients at Satterwhite Chiropractic!

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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 actually accelerated with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment worsened his pain.

Schedule your Oxford chiropractic visit with Satterwhite Chiropractic today. Your Oxford back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

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