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VAX-D Decompression Treatment FAQs

Do You Have More Questions About VAX-D Decompression?

Interested in learning more about VAX-D Decompression at City Centre Health Edmonton Chiropractic? Please read on, as we’ve listed our most frequently asked questions below. And if you have more questions, please reach out to us. We’re here to help!

What is VAX-D?

City Centre Health Edmonton Chiropractic is proud to introduce a possible alternative to surgery. VAX-D Decompression Therapy is an effective treatment for patients suffering from back pain or sciatica due to disc bulging, herniation, disc degeneration, or facet syndrome.

With decompression therapy, we create a negative disc pressure to draw oxygen and water back into the disc and relieve pressure on structures that cause low back pain. It does this through the application of a number of internationally patented principles administered via an automated system incorporated in the design of the therapeutic table and control console.

VAX-D Decompression Treatment

Vertebral Axial Decompression is patented non-invasive therapy developed to relieve nerve pressure causing back pain by decompressing or taking pressure off of your spine

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.

  • It is the ONLY treatment method known to lower the intradiscal pressure to negative levels. No other decompression treatment can substantiate these claims.
  • It can relieve pain associated with sciatica, bulging, herniated discs, and degenerative disc disease.
  • VAX-D therapy has been used by the best professional sports figures including those in the NBA, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and more.

How does VAX-D differ from traction?

Although traction devices can stretch the lower back, they have not demonstrated the ability to decompress the lumbar discs and spinal nerves like VAX-D.

VAX-D produces a vacuum like effect within the disc where, traction does not.

Does VAX-D hurt?

No, it’s gentle and smooth. In fact most people notice a reduction in pain while they are on the table. It is a very relaxing experience.

  • It has a bio-feedback system that senses any muscles guarding
  • It applies distractive forces and rest periods in a cyclical fashion which allows patients to withstand stronger forces than that of static techniques like distraction
  • We have the ONLY 2 VAX-D machines in all of Alberta

Who is a candidate for VAX-D?

  • Anyone that experiences chronic back pain with or without pain radiating into their arms and/or legs
  • Bulging herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica and facet syndrome
  • You have failed back surgery syndrome
  • You have been told to consider back surgery
  • Neck pain and symptoms

How many treatments does one require?

Depends on the severity and chronicity of the injury. Single disc lesion is usually 25 treatments, 35 treatments.

In most cases the therapy has long term results. 4 year follow up study showed 52% reported a pain level of 0, while 86% showed better than 50% reduction.

Do you have more questions that weren’t answered here? Reach out today!