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Is McHenry 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 McHenry chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the curious patient!) about which position is most advantageous. For the McHenry 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 McHenry spine specialist, prone is certainly desired as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At OrthoIllinois Chiropractic prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research approves!


OrthoIllinois Chiropractic bases its McHenry chiropractic treatment on research. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic 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 reported that a hallmark of spinal traction could lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic notes the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows nutrition of the disc counts on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is often recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


OrthoIllinois Chiropractic utilizes 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 McHenry 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 explain that the proper forces a chiropractor is to apply to the lumbar or cervical spine on this type of table during Cox Technic can be instructed reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. 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 McHenry chiropractor is trained in this. Applying the proper forces makes available the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for McHenry low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is exciting to your McHenry chiropractor and relieving to the McHenry chiropractic patients at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic!

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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 increased with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment aggravated his pain.

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

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