Is Orchard Park, NY 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 Orchard Park, NY chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the interested patient!) regarding which position is most advantageous. For the Orchard Park, NY 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 Orchard Park, NY spine specialist, prone is definitely favored as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Novelli Wellness Center prone spinal care is our back pain relief department, and research approves!


Novelli Wellness Center bases its Orchard Park, NY chiropractic treatment on research. Novelli Wellness Center keeps up with current 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 reported that a hallmark of spinal traction might lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Novelli Wellness Center notes the positives of relaxing the trunk muscles, enhancing the fluid exchange in the disc (as Novelli Wellness Center knows nutrition of the disc counts on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is often included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Novelli Wellness Center utilizes 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 Orchard Park, NY 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 document 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 taught consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Novelli Wellness Center. This means a patient can be treated by one proficient chiropractor like another proficient chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Orchard Park, NY chiropractor is so trained. Using the proper forces allows the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Orchard Park, NY low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research projects. That is thrilling to your Orchard Park, NY chiropractor and relieving to the Orchard Park, NY chiropractic patients at Novelli Wellness Center!

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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 Orchard Park, NY chiropractic visit with Novelli Wellness Center today. Your Orchard Park, NY back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Orchard Park, NY spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Novelli Wellness Center. 
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