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Is La Grande 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 La Grande chiropractor and for the spine researcher (and sometimes the inquisitive patient!) about which position is most beneficial. For the La Grande 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 La Grande spine specialist, prone is surely desired as Cox Technic flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation is used. At Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC prone spinal care is our back pain relief domain, and research approves!


Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC centers its La Grande chiropractic treatment on research. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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 brought about immediate and significant improvements. (1) Another study reported that a hallmark of spinal traction may well lie in the fluid exchange in the disc as trunk muscle activity is minimal. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC sees the values of relaxing the trunk muscles, improving the fluid exchange in the disc (as Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is well aware that nutrition of the disc counts on this and is the reason disc nutrition supplementation is often recommended as part of the treatment plan), and distracting the spine.


Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC uses a special form of spinal distraction called Cox Technic that is research-documented 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 La Grande 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 document that the proper forces a chiropractor is to apply to the lumbar or cervical spine on such a table with Cox Technic can be taught reliably for clinical reproducibility by chiropractors like yours at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. This means a patient can be treated by one skilled chiropractor like another skilled chiropractor. (3,4,5) Your La Grande chiropractor is trained in this. Using the proper forces sets up the best chance to reproduce the clinical back pain relief for La Grande low back pain patients as chiropractic researchers have recorded in their research projects. That is exciting to your La Grande chiropractor and alleviating to the La Grande chiropractic patients at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC!

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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 La Grande chiropractic visit with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC today. Your La Grande back pain relief treatment plan incorporates chiropractic treatment in the prone/face down position with Cox® Technic.

La Grande spinal traction applied lying face down – prone – is best according to the latest research. Visit Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. 
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