Is Groton 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 Groton chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the curious patient!) regarding which position is most advantageous. For the Groton 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 Groton spine specialist, prone is definitely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Hutter Chiropractic Office prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research agrees!


Hutter Chiropractic Office centers its Groton chiropractic treatment on research. Hutter Chiropractic Office keeps up with new spinal care research. In a recent study of traction, patient-rated disability and pain scores showed that traction in the prone position brought about 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) Hutter Chiropractic Office notes the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Hutter Chiropractic Office 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.


Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 Groton 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 this type of table with Cox Technic can be instructed consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Hutter Chiropractic Office. 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 Groton chiropractor is trained in this. Using the proper forces makes available the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Groton low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research studies. That is thrilling to your Groton chiropractor and alleviating to the Groton chiropractic patients at Hutter Chiropractic Office!

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

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

Groton spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Hutter Chiropractic Office. 
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