Spinal Decompression Therapy / VAX-D

Spinal Decompression Therapy chicago

When you have ongoing pain in your back or neck, one of the reasons is that pressure has built up in the discs of your spine. This in turn causes pressure on the surrounding nerves.


VAX-D (Vertebral Axial Decompression) is a non-invasive gentle therapy that uses revolutionary technology and techniques to decompress, or take the pressure off, the discs in your neck and lower back. The result: relief from pain that, in some cases, has existed for years.


Our clinic has had tremendous success with VAX-D for a variety of conditions and illnesses including: herniated, bulging and ruptured discs; degenerative disc disease; facet syndrome; sciatica; radiating pain and failed back or neck surgeries.


VAX-D therapy involves several steps. After we assess you and determine the best course of treatment, your session will begin. You lie, fully clothed, on a specially designed table. A certified therapist will guide you through the process; all you have to do is lay back and relax. Each treatment lasts about 45 minutes; some patients even fall asleep it’s so soothing.


VAX-D is a highly effective, safe procedure with none of the risks typically associated with surgery, injections or anesthesia. And it doesn’t just take away your pain; the treatment is also pain free.


Numerous clinical studies in peer-reviewed medical journals confirm both the validity and efficacy of VAX-D. If you have any questions or concerns, please take the time to review the material on this website. We have also received significant media coverage due to the popularity of this groundbreaking treatment.


How it works

back surgery alternativeBefore VAX-D was invented, the only way to correct a disc herniation or bulge was surgery. Don’t get us wrong; we’re not knocking surgery. Many people have been helped that way. However, there are disc conditions for which no appropriate surgical procedure exists – and even with the best surgery, it doesn’t always fix the problem. Sometimes the correction doesn’t last. Also, there can be unwanted side effects from surgery.


VAX-D (Vertebral Axial Decompression) is a procedure that decompresses, or takes the pressure off, the discs in your spine. It’s particularly effective for difficult neck and lower back problems – even those that have not been corrected by surgery. It relieves pain, helps restore normal movement in your body and improves the quality of your life. It is also FDA approved, safe and we’ve had high success rates since 1993.


The key to the success of VAX-D treatments – and what makes it altogether different from treatments done by physical therapists and chiropractors – is the extraordinarily low pressure it creates within the injured disc.


This low pressure works like a vacuum. The bulging or herniated disc is pulled back in. Also, blood supply is restored to the disc. (Blood supply to the spine’s discs actually ceases by about age 25 or it can be cut off untimely by injury). This renewed blood supply allows nutrients to flow back in to the injured disc. Before long, you can move normally again, without pain.


The first step in VAX-D treatment – as with most other treatments at American Back Center)- is a free consultation with our physicians. Your visit will be coordinated by our patient advocate and she will continue to be available to you throughout your treatment plan. The initial consultation will involve standard orthopedic exams as well as a detailed accounting of your treatment history and current symptoms. Based on these conversations, exams, and radiology an individualized treatment plan will be created for you.




Programs We Offer
VAX-D: Neck Pain/Injury
VAX-D: Back Pain/Injury
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