Face up? Face down? When handling neck pain or
low back pain that is an issue for your West Des Moines chiropractor
and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the curious
patient!) about which position is most beneficial.
For the West Des Moines back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating
doctor, prone (face down) is more useful so he or she can get his or her hands on the spine. For your West Des Moines spine
specialist, prone is certainly preferred
as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used.
At Executive Chiropractic of Iowa prone spinal care is our back pain relief department,
and research agrees!
BENEFITS OF PRONE TREATMENT
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa bases its West Des Moines
chiropractic treatment on research. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa keeps abreast of13
new spinal care research. In a recent 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 could lie in the fluid
exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa sees
the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing
the fluid exchange in the disc (as Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is well aware that
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
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa uses 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 applying Cox Technic flexion
distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your West Des Moines
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 this type of table during
Cox Technic can be instructed consistently for
clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. This means a patient can be treated by one proficient chiropractor in much the
same way as by another proficient chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your
West Des Moines chiropractor is so trained. Using
the appropriate forces allows the
best opportunity to replicate the clinical back pain
relief for West Des Moines low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers
have documented in their research projects. That
is thrilling to your West Des Moines chiropractor and relieving
to the West Des Moines chiropractic patients at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa!
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Listen to this PODCAST
about a Cox® Technic physician’s personal 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 worsened his pain.
Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic visit with
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today. Your West Des Moines back pain relief treatment plan includes
chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.
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