Using VAX-D Equipment, we are able to help many avoid back or neck surgery or epidural procedures! Invented in the early 1990s by Dr. Alan Dyer, M.D., Neurosurgeon, this machine has helped many avoid back surgery. With our state of the art VAX-D equipment, the machine is constantly sensing your muscles’ resistance to the distraction forces. When your muscles contract, the machine backs off a bit. When the muscles relax or “let go”, the machine pull gently. These treatments are so safe and gentle that people often fall asleep, wake up, and feel better. The machine uses very sophisticated technology to achieve this.
An experimental study has shown that in non-degenerated, but bulging discs (something your MRI or CT scan would show), non-surgical spinal decompression can lower the pressure inside the disc.
This negative pressure may then draw displaced disc material back into the disc, taking pressure off the nerves. For many patients this can mean pain relief because a compressed nerve is a very painful. The best part is that Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy has allowed many to return to an active lifestyle. If the pressure on the nerve is released, the nerve can begin to heal. If the disc can be pulled back in even a small amount away from the nerve, this can be enough to decrease inflammation and irritation.
If you have severe osteoporosis, this treatment should not be used. Other patients may have rare problems, such as cancer, that is causing the back and leg pain. These rare diseases have to be ruled out before undergoing the VAX-D treatment. Pregnant women are also not good candidates for non-surgical spinal decompression because they will have laxity of their ligaments in the third trimester.
Although traction has been around for thousands of years, it has not shown to be very effective. In fact, in some areas of the body, such as the neck, getting traction can be a risk factor for more severe problems down the road. In the case of the lower back, it has not been shown to reduce disc bulges, get you back to work, or lower your pain. One of the theories as to why this is the case, is the effect of your neck or back muscles in resisting the pull when traction is applied.
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