What is VAX-D and
how does it work?
VAX-D (Vertebral Axial
Decompression) is a patented medical technology that
gently stretches the spine and decompresses discs.
Pressures in the lower lumber spine can be as high as
+180 mm of mercury during many common daily activities.
VAX-D Treatment is able to reduce the pressure in the
lumbar spine down to levels of Ė180 mm of mercury,
allowing fluids and nutrients to re-enter the disc;
reducing swelling and relieving the pressure on pinched
nerves. In short, VAX-D breaks the cycle of pain caused
by bulging and degenerated discs and helps the body 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
Will VAX-D help a slipped disc?
A bulging or
"herniated" disc is sometimes incorrectly referred to as
a "slipped" disc. VAX-D succeeds at treating bulging or
herniated discs over 70% of the time.
had back surgery, can I still have VAX-D?
Having back surgery
does not prevent you from having VAX-D unless you have
fixed surgical hardware used to fuse the spine. In fact,
clinical studies show that VAX-D provides relief for
patients who have had one or more back surgeries.
I go on VAX-D, how many treatments will I need, and how
quickly can I expect to
The number of treatment
sessions required depends upon the diagnosis and the
overall severity of your condition. One treatment
session is about 45 minutes long. The total number of
treatments averages between 20 and 25 sessions. Some
difficult cases may require some additional sessions.
Relief from pain varies with each individual and their
physiology. However, most patients will experience some
pain relief within the first few treatments.
VAX-D better than surgery?
In most cases, VAX-D is
better than surgery. This is due to the fact that
surgery physically alters the spine by removing all or
part of the problematic disc. Although this can reduce
the pressure on the nerve, and relieve the back pain,
the surgery tends to place more stress on the healthy
discs above and below. Complications from surgery can be
severe and may result in debilitating conditions.
Clinical Studies show that VAX-D is successful in about
7 out of 10 cases.
there any reasons that I canít go on VAX-D?
There are a few
individuals that cannot take advantage of this
treatment. These people have conditions such as:
Certain conditions (diseases) that compromise the
structural integrity of the spine and discs. These
conditions are present in only a small percentage of
How much does VAX-D cost, and will my health insurance
or Workersí Compensation cover it?
VAX-D Therapy is
covered by most insurance policies, either in whole or
in part. Therapy is also cover by automobile insurance,
and workmen's compensation insurance.
Generally, the cost of VAX-D is about 1/10th
the cost of back
If VAX-D works so well, how come I havenít heard more
VAX-D is a relatively
new medical procedure in the United States. The therapy
has worked for thousands of patients, and over 3000
patients per day, worldwide, are now being treated. The
awareness of VAX-D is growing every day, as physicians
and healthcare providers learn about VAX-D and the
phenomenal results it has achieved in numerous clinical
studies. As a result, VAX-D is now becoming the standard
of care for chronic low back pain.
is VAX-D different from traction or the other treatment
claiming to decompress the spine?
devices can stretch the lower back, they have not
demonstrated the ability to decompress the lumbar discs
and spinal nerves. Traction tables have a small electric
wench that attaches to the head of the table. A rope and
pulley are then attached to either a cervical device or
lumbar belts. Either static or intermittent traction
modes can be chosen, but neither have been shown to
reduce intradiscal pressure and decompress the discs and
nerves. Frequently, VAX-D research is found on traction
I consider VAX-D Therapy?
VAX-D is the original
patented, Non-Surgical Treatment for Low Back Pain and
the only treatment that delivers VAX-Dís patented
decompression curve, resulting in a success rate of over
VAX-D Therapy has been proven safe and effective in
numerous clinical studies. Over 3000 patients a day are
being treated with VAX-D Therapy. Other so-called
Ďdecompression treatmentsí simply do not have published
clinical studies proving they can lower intradiscal
VAX-D Therapy is non-invasive and without the risks and
complications associated with surgery, injections and
anesthesia. VAX-D is painless and patients can remain at
light duty work while taking treatment. VAX-D is also
easy and convenient. Sessions last about 45 minutes a
day, for 20 - 25 days. Itís that easy.