How does it work?
VAX-D, or vertebral axial decompression therapy, uses traction to manage lower back pain. The therapy uses a computerized table that allows you to lie face down with your arms extended forward. When the treatment begins, the table will split into two areas, which causes your lower back to stretch. Essentially, your spine is gently pulled apart and then pushed back together during the the therapy treatment. This relieves pressure on your discs and other bones in your vertebrae by relocating the pressure (or sometimes relieving it altogether). The table then relaxes your spine, and continues to alternate the process for about 45 minutes.
The VAX-D treatment in Orange County is a non-invasive procedure that does not involve recovery time like you would find with a back surgery. As a result, it is often considered to be an alternative to invasive back surgery and can help with back issues such as herniated discs.
Although many patients report that their back feels better after just one VAX-D therapy treatment, you will likely continue to utilize the therapy for several months while enjoying the fact that your back pain is steadily improving over time, leading to complete relief from prior back issues.
Which conditions can be helped by VAX-D treatment?
The spinal decompression used in the VAX-D method treats a wide variety of back and neck issues. If you are experiencing discomfort, pain, or pressure, there is a good chance that spinal decompression can help you to experience relief. You can schedule a consultation for VAX-D treatment in Orange County if you are experiencing a condition like spinal stenosis, sciatica, bulging discs, herniated discs, or others. Sometimes, spinal decompression therapy can also help to relieve back pain that is present as a result of a secondary condition. While many patients do experience some relief after their initial session, most see relief gradually with continued use.
The best way to determine whether or not spinal decompression therapy could help your condition is to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors today. Your doctor can help you determine the best way to approach your pain and the most ideal minimally invasive treatment.