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!
BENEFITS OF PRONE TREATMENT
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.
COX TECHNIC PRONE MANIPULATION
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!
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
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.
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