The Non-Invasive Treatment
VAX-D is a non-invasive treatment
for patients with acute or chronic low back pain and
radicular pain and symptoms (leg pain and numbness) from
herniated or degenerated discs and posterior facet
syndrome. Patients who have had back surgery and
continue to have pain (Failed Back Syndrome) may also
benefit from VAX-D.
People who suffer from severe,
chronic pain know how it can utterly disrupt one’s life.
Pain can make it hard to enjoy even the simplest daily
activities, and make it a challenge to carry out an
exercise routine and other healthy activities. Chronic
pain is one of the most debilitating health conditions.
Back pain is a very complicated personal experience.
The severity of pain from lower
back injuries may be unrelated to the extent of the
physical damage present. Many back pain sufferers live a
life of compromise in their activities. Many patients
find that as they grow older, episodes of low back pain
become more frequent, their pain worsens in intensity
and it takes longer for them to recover.
There are many different terms to
describe lumbar disc pathology. The terms include:
annular tears, bulging disc, disc protrusion, slipped
disc, herniated disc, ruptured or extruded discs,
sequestered disc, disc degeneration (or degenerative
disc disease), pinched nerve, sciatica etc.
The lumbar discs are the cushions
between the lumbar vertebrae. They are refer-enced as
L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5 and L5-S1. Damage can occur
when the disc is subjected to increased disc pressures
(load) accompanied by rotation and sheer forces.
Degenerative changes occur within the discs as part of
the natural aging process. It is estimated that over 90%
of compressive disc injuries (herniations etc) occur at
L4-L5 and L5-S1.
VAX-D Therapy combines a number of
patented treatment principles. The treatment is designed
to relieve pressure on structures that may be causing
back pain generally associated with bulging or herniated
discs and degenerative disc disease. VAX-D is safe and
effective without any of the risks associated with
surgery, injections or anesthesia.
Patients receive an average of
20-25 treatments, once daily, a minimum of five days per
week. The number of sessions needed varies depending
upon the severity of the condition and the patient’s
response to the treatment.
Patients with pathology at
multiple levels may require more sessions. Once in
remission, it is recommended that patients continue to
receive one session per week for four weeks. For
patients that must shorten their treatment schedule,
treatments may be administered twice daily. These should
be scheduled as far apart in the day as possible.
Patients are fitted with a
patented ‘pelvic harness’ and then the treatments are
administered on the VAX-D Table and console by a trained
technician. Each session is approximately 45 minutes in
Patients find VAX-D to be
comfortable and relaxing. Many experience a relief of
their pain and symptoms during the VAX-D sessions, and
then a gradual reduction of symptoms as treatment
All patients are treated fully
clothed. Two-piece clothing that separates at the waist,
and that can be loosened at the wrists and neck is most
comfortable. Patients should refrain from activities
that significantly increase intradiscal pressure during
the course of treatment (lifting, bending, certain
In addition, as part of the
overall therapeutic protocol, patients with an
inflammatory component to their condition may require
the concomitant use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
agents (NSAIDs) or other medications.
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