Is Paramus 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 Paramus chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the interested patient!) regarding which position is most advantageous. For the Paramus back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is best so he or she can get his or her hands on the spine. For your Paramus spine specialist, prone is certainly favored as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research approves!


Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center grounds its Paramus chiropractic treatment on research. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction may well lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center notes the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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.


Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation 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 using Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Paramus chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a specially designed chiropractic treatment table that has a non-moving 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 instructed consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. 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 Paramus chiropractor is trained in this. Applying the proper forces allows the best chance to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Paramus low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is exciting to your Paramus chiropractor and relieving to the Paramus chiropractic patients at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation 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 actually increased with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment aggravated his pain.

Schedule your Paramus chiropractic visit with Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center today. Your Paramus back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Paramus spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center. 
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