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Is San Jose Spinal Traction Face Down Or Face Up Best? Face Down!

Face up? Face down? When handling neck pain or low back pain that is a question for your San Jose chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the inquisitive patient!) concerning which position is most beneficial. For the San Jose 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 San Jose spine specialist, prone is definitely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At McMurray Chiropractic Solutions prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research approves!


McMurray Chiropractic Solutions grounds its San Jose chiropractic treatment on research. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions keeps abreast of13 current spinal care research. In a new 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 might lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) McMurray Chiropractic Solutions perceives the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as McMurray Chiropractic Solutions is well aware that nutrition of the disc relies on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is regularly included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


McMurray Chiropractic Solutions applies a special 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 San Jose chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a non-moving chest support piece and mobile support piece for your legs. Researchers state 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 McMurray Chiropractic Solutions. 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 San Jose chiropractor is trained in this. Applying the proper forces sets up the best opportunity to replicate the clinical back pain relief for San Jose low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research projects. That is thrilling to your San Jose chiropractor and relieving to the San Jose chiropractic patients at McMurray Chiropractic Solutions!

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

Schedule your San Jose chiropractic visit with McMurray Chiropractic Solutions today. Your San Jose back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

San Jose spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Chiropractic Solutions. 
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