By Physicians Rehabilitation –
It’s understandable that patient’s will have many questions about VAX-D. It’s always wise to investigate all options when it comes to health issues. Below are some of the most commonly asked question that we hear from our patients.
What is VAX-D and how does it work?
VAX-D is a non-invasive medical technology that stretches the spine and decompresses the spinal discs. VAX-D treatment is able to reduce the pressure within the spinal disc, thereby relieving the stress on inflamed and pinched nerves. In short, VAX-D breaks the cycle of pain caused by bulging and degenerated discs, and other spine related disorders, by eliminating nerve compression. By removing the cause of back pain, the body is allowed to naturally heal.
Patients are treated fully clothed and are fitted with a harness that fits around their pelvis as they lie face down on a motorized table. A Certified VAX-D technician operates the table from a computerized console. Each treatment takes about 45 minutes. Most patients find VAX-D to be comfortable, and relief of pain can usually be noticed in the first few sessions.
Will VAX-D help a slipped disc?
A bulging or “herniated” disc is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a “slipped” disc. VAX-D has a success rate of treating bulging or herniated discs over 70% of the time.
If I’ve had back surgery, can I still have VAX-D?
If you have had back surgery that has failed, you may still be a candidate for VAX-D unless you have fixed surgical hardware used to fuse the spine. In fact, a clinical study showed that VAX-D does in fact provide relief for patients who have had back surgery.
Are there any reasons that I can’t receive VAX-D treatment?
There are a few individuals who cannot take advantage of this treatment. These people have conditions such as: Tumors Fractures (broken vertebrae) Osteoporosis (Reduced bone mass/density) Pregnancy or certain conditions (diseases) that compromise the structural integrity of the spine and discs. These conditions are present in only a small percentage of the population.
How is VAX-D different from traction or the other treatments claiming to decompress the spine?
VAX-D is a decompression device, and as such, achieves the same goal as surgical treatment of the spine, which is to relieve pressure by decompression. VAX-D, therefore, unlike the popular but relatively ineffectual traction device, more precisely addresses the physiology or reason for spinal pain. Although traction devices can stretch the lower back, they have not demonstrated the ability to decompress the lumbar and cervical discs or reduce spinal nerve compression. VAX-D works by reducing the pressure within the discs, not to zero, but to negative levels! No other device has been shown to reduce the disc pressure to these desired negative levels. It is this negative pressure that causes the disc bulging or herniation to decrease in severity. This in turn reduces pressure on the spinal nerves, which ultimately leads to less or no pain.
Why should I consider VAX-D Therapy?
VAX-D Medical Technologies discovered and developed non-surgical spinal decompression and it is the only treatment that delivers VAX-D’s patented ‘logarithmic curve’ necessary for spinal decompression.
If you still have questions or would like more information on how Vax-D can help alleviate your aches and pains, please call the office nearest you for a consultation; Fort Myers Office: 239-768-6396, Naples Office: 239-687-2165.