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Is Nashua Spinal Traction Face Down Or Face Up Best? Face Down!

January 23, 2018

Face up? Face down? When handling neck pain or low back pain that is an issue for your Nashua chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the curious patient!) as to which position is most advantageous. For the Nashua 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 Nashua spine specialist, prone is certainly preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Moriarty Chiropractic prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research agrees!


Moriarty Chiropractic centers its Nashua chiropractic treatment on research. Moriarty Chiropractic keeps abreast of13 new 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 found that a hallmark of spinal traction might lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Moriarty Chiropractic sees the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Moriarty Chiropractic knows nutrition of the disc counts on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is regularly recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Moriarty Chiropractic applies a distinctive 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 using Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Nashua 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 reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Moriarty Chiropractic. 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 Nashua chiropractor is so trained. Applying the proper forces allows the best opportunity to replicate the clinical back pain relief for Nashua low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research projects. That is exciting to your Nashua chiropractor and alleviating to the Nashua chiropractic patients at Moriarty Chiropractic!

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Listen to this PODCAST about a Cox® Technic physician’s personal experience with Cox Technic as well as his patient's whose improvement really accelerated with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment worsened his pain.

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

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