VAX-D can relieve the pain associated with bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome and radicular (nerve root) pain. Patients can avoid the merry-go-round of drugs and non-specific treatments. Results from all of the independent sources (hospitals, private clinics, clinical studies) show levels of success in the range of 7 or more out of 10 people and with more than 3000 patients a day now receiving VAX-D therapy in the US. A recent two year study conducted in 2008 sponsored by one of the nations leading insurance companies demonstrated positive short and long-term results with VAX-D. Patients had significantly improved pain and disability scores at the end of VAX-D treatment, at 30 days and at 180 days post-treatment. Considering the success of VAX-D one can easily see why VAX-D is the standard of excellence for the best professional sports figures including those in the NBA, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and more.
Our clinics offer 3 different VAX-D programs based upon the severity of disc type injury, prior medical history and prognosis for complete recovery. Patient care is usually daily for the first week followed by 3 sessions per week until the condition stabilizes. The total number of treatments may vary depending upon the severity of the condition and the response to the treatment. A typical session is about 45 minutes in duration after which patients will receive passive modalities to assist in tissue healing and spinal disc regeneration. Patients find the treatment to be comfortable and relaxing (see VAX-D low back testimonies). Many experience a relief of their pain and symptoms even during the first treatment.
Patients are fitted with a pelvic harness and can either lie face-down or face-up on the VAX-D table. The upper body is positioned on the stationary portion of the table and is restrained by the patient holding on to adjustable handgrips, or by the use of passive arm-rest restraints. The VAX-D computer will adjust the tension and position to produce a perfect ‘logarithmic’ decompression curve (regardless of patient size, weight or body structure) allowing the back and trunk muscles to relax ensuring the perfect decompression session each and every time.
Neck Pain and Headache Decompression Therapy
The doctors at Graybar Chiropractic & Rehab Centers have debated the different healthcare options available for progressive spinal arthritis and degenerative disc disease. Current cervical traction devices will typically apply traction using a halter or harness/slide mechanism and can place the cervical spine in uncomfortable end range flexion or extension positions. Being unsatisfied with these common methods, our doctors began the search for a solution. Their clinical research and persistence led them to the manufacturers of the VAX-D for the answer.
The G2 Cervical system uses the same mechanism of decompression that has proven to be such a success with low back pain. VAX-D’s cervical protocols provide precise programmable motion control and absolute accurate force sensing and positioning through computerized biofeedback. The tension applied to the neck during decompression is sensed by an electronic force gauge, and the information is transmitted hundreds of times each second to the operating system computer. The computer analyzes the data and makes the appropriate changes to the motion control elements allowing any of the treatment parameters to be changed instantly during the treatment.
The revolutionary Genesis G2 technology combines the application of neck tension in a logarithmic time/force curve with establishing an optimal ‘arc’ or ‘curve’ of the tension source in either a flexion or extension position. This truly allows the patient to comfortably relax the head and neck muscles during treatment, while the tension reduces the load on the spine. Most patients will be treated within a range of 10-38 pounds of tension.
Patients treated for cervical decompression are placed on the table in the supine (face-up) position, with their head at the tensioning end of the table. Patients receiving VAX-D cervical treatment are treated wearing a harness with a supportive cervical/neck collar. The collar is a critical part of the harness that is designed to allow some mobility of the patient’s head and neck during decompression, while providing the total support of the lifting system. Neck treatments last about 45 minutes, are extremely comfortable and the results haves been phenomenal (see VAX-D cervical success stories).