VAXD is a non-invasive treatment for the management of patients with chronic back and leg pain from lumbar disc and facet joint pathology (disease).
VAXD is an effective and safe procedure without any of the risks associated with surgery, injections, or anesthesia. Time off work or in recovery is minimal, and resolution of symptoms is longlasting.
Low back pain (LBP) and neck pain has become two of the most significant medical and socioeconomic problems in today's world.
The statistics on the magnitude of the problem are overwhelming and the number of chronic back cases continues to grow each day.
In fact, low back and neck pain that is related to work is the most common complaint presented to primary care physicians and workers compensation.
Medicine in the United States is widely regarded as the best in the world. Still, patient dissatisfaction with current treatments has rarely been more acute.
Patients are becoming more educated about their own conditions, and they are seeking out non-invasive treatments such as VAXD.
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"Surgical decompression" of intervertebral discs has been established for the management of low back and neck pain and sciatic pain in selected cases.
Surgery may disrupt the natural biomechanical functions essential to preserve pain-free spinal mobility.
The majority of LBP patients are not ideal surgical candidates, and surgery in the poorly selected patient can lead to 'failed back syndrome'.
Before resorting to a surgical approach, it makes sense to try a conservative procedure.
It is known that the many forms of 'traction' and gravity inversion have not demonstrated the ability to lower the intradiscal pressure.
Clinical study has now documented VAXD's ability to lower intradiscal pressure (Ramos G., Martin W. Journal of Neurosurgery).
Decompression of the discs and spinal structures is achieved under precisely controlled, monitored conditions with no disruption of the spines normal biomechanics.