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Is Toronto 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 Toronto chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the interested patient!) about which position is most beneficial. For the Toronto 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 Toronto spine specialist, prone is certainly favored as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research agrees!


Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre bases its Toronto chiropractic treatment on research. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre keeps abreast of13 current spinal care research. In a new study of traction, patient-rated disability and pain scores demonstrated that traction in the prone position brought about immediate and significant improvements. (1) Another study found that a hallmark of spinal traction could lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre notes the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre knows nutrition of the disc relies on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is often included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre utilizes a special 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 applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Toronto chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely 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 during Cox Technic can be instructed consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. 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 Toronto chiropractor is trained in this. Using the appropriate forces sets up the best opportunity to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Toronto low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research studies. That is thrilling to your Toronto chiropractor and alleviating to the Toronto chiropractic patients at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre!

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

Schedule your Toronto chiropractic visit with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre today. Your Toronto back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Toronto spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. 
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