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

Face up? Face down? When treating neck pain or low back pain that is an issue for your Montreal chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the inquisitive patient!) regarding which position is most beneficial. For the Montreal back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is more useful so he or she is able to get his or her hands on the spine. For your Montreal spine specialist, prone is surely desired as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research approves!


Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic centers its Montreal chiropractic treatment on research. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic keeps up with new spinal care research. In a new study of traction, patient-rated disability and pain scores demonstrated 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) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic knows nutrition of the disc relies on this and is why disc nutrition supplementation is often included in the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic 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 applying Cox Technic flexion distraction spinal manipulation for back pain relief, your Montreal chiropractor has you lie prone (face down) on a uniquely designed chiropractic treatment table that has a stationary 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 taught consistently for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. This means a patient can be treated by one skilled chiropractor like another skilled chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your Montreal chiropractor is so trained. Applying the proper forces allows the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Montreal low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research projects. That is exciting to your Montreal chiropractor and alleviating to the Montreal chiropractic patients at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic!

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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 aggravated his pain.

Schedule your Montreal chiropractic visit with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic today. Your Montreal back pain relief treatment plan includes chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Montreal spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. 
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