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Is Largo 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 Largo chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and occasionally the interested patient!) concerning which position is most beneficial. For the Largo back pain specialist who is a hands-on treating doctor, prone (face down) is best so he or she can get his or her hands on the spine. For your Largo spine specialist, prone is definitely preferred as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is offered. At Hollstrom & Associates Inc prone spinal care is our back pain relief specialty, and research approves!


Hollstrom & Associates Inc grounds its Largo chiropractic treatment on research. Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 reported that a hallmark of spinal traction might lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees the advantages of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Hollstrom & Associates Inc is well aware that nutrition of the disc relies on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is regularly recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Hollstrom & Associates Inc uses 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 Largo 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 explain that the proper forces a chiropractor is to apply to the lumbar or cervical spine on such a table during Cox Technic can be instructed reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Hollstrom & Associates Inc. 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 Largo chiropractor is so trained. Using the proper forces sets up the best opportunity to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for Largo low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have documented in their research studies. That is thrilling to your Largo chiropractor and alleviating to the Largo chiropractic patients at Hollstrom & Associates Inc!

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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 accelerated with prone spine manipulation treatment with Cox® Technic because supine (face up) treatment aggravated his pain.

Schedule your Largo chiropractic visit with Hollstrom & Associates Inc today. Your Largo back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

Largo spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Hollstrom & Associates Inc. 
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