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What is VAX-D?

The Non-Surgical Solution for Low Back and Neck Pain.

VAX-D, short for Vertebral Axial Decompression, is a patented, non-surgical therapy for chronic neck pain, low back pain, and sciatica. It has been shown in clinical studies to be an effective, conservative treatment for bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs, and facet syndrome. Even post-surgical patients and those suffering from certain types of stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal) have reported significant pain relief from VAX-D.

Over a series relaxing treatment sessions, patients experience powerful pain reduction and healing. Some even notice an improvement in their symptoms after the first few treatments!

VAX-D – not to be confused with linear traction – lengthens and decompresses the spine. High intradiscal pressures are reversed, achieving negative pressures via a patented slow ramp-up process. Negative pressure creates a vacuum inside the discs, which not only takes pressure off of pinched nerves, but helps to reposition bulging discs and pull extruded disc material back into place.

Spinal experts surmise that nutrients, oxygen, and fluids are drawn into the disc, stimulating the body’s repair mechanism to provide the building blocks necessary to mend injured discs. VAX-D’s process is the only patented treatment clinically proven to decrease disc pressures to the negative levels needed to facilitate healing!

What is Causing My Back Pain?

While only a trained medical professional can accurately diagnose your back problems and recommend appropriate treatment, a basic understanding of common causes of back pain and how VAX-D works to alleviate them, can help you in making a more informed decision concerning your treatment options.

Understanding How The Spine Works

Your spine is composed of 24 bones called vertebrae. In between each vertebra is a fibrous disc (annulus fibrosus) filled with a jelly-like substance (nucleus pulposus), which provides flexibility and cushioning to the spine. The vertebra protect the spinal cord, which runs through a tube at the back of the spine called the spinal canal. In the lower portion of the back, spinal nerves exit the spinal canal between the vertebrae and unite as they move down through the pelvis. Some of these spinal nerves join to become the sciatic verves, which travel down through the buttocks, along the backs and sides of the thighs and calves, and into the feet. With such a dense network of nerves traveling throughout the back, it is easy to see how great discomfort may be caused by the slight upset in the delicate architecture of the spine. Accidents and injury may damage discs and vertebrae, putting pressure on nerves. This results in tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, or even sharp, shooting pain.

Consider These Facts on Back Pain:

  • On any given day, 6.5 million people are in bed because of back pain.
  • Approximately 5.4 million Americans are disabled annually due to back pain.
  • Back pain in the #2 reason for hospitalization.
  • Up to 85% of the U.S. population will have back pain at some time in their life.
  • After cold and flu, back pain is the next most common cause of work absence.
  • Spine surgery is the second leading surgical procedure in America, with the total number in the U.S. approaching 500,000.00 per year.
  • An estimated 93 million workdays are lost each year due to back pain.
Bulging and Herniated Discs:+
What is Sciatica?+
What is Facet Syndrome?+
Bearing the Brunt of Unhealthy Discs+
Contact a member of our staff today to schedule an appointment for a custom care plan to begin treating your pain.