What Can I Expect

Getting Started

At the beginning of each session, you will be comfortably fitted with VAX-D’s patented pelvis harness shown in clinical studies to achieve optimal decompression of the lumbar spine. Patients may choose to receive their treatment lying face-down or on their back. Face-down is generally the ideal position, as it allows gravity to assist in the re-positioning of herniated disc material.

The Pressure Is Off!
During VAX-D treatments, you will probably notice a slow lengthening of your spine as your discs are gradually decompressed and relieved of pressure. This process of decompression is safe and painless. While some patients with extensive injuries may report mild discomfort during the first few treatment sessions, their discomfort should subside upon subsequent visits. Release of optional hand grips, or use of an emergency stop button allow you to stop at any point.

Keeping Comfort a High Priority
For face-down treatments, a quiet fan in the base of a memory foam pillow supplies a gentle breeze, keeping your face cool with plenty of fresh air to breathe. Some patients prefer to be treated while lying on their back. This treatment position is usually a choice for individuals with respiratory problems and other health issues that make it uncomfortable to lie face-down for long periods.

Biofeedback for Better Results
VAX-D’s computerized biofeedback mechanism takes multiple samples of the tension being applied to the spine many times per second during VAX-D therapy. The tension is then automatically adjusted according to the specific responses of each patient, resulting in a highly personalized treatment. The process is fully automated and all treatment information is displayed for the technician. Settings are adjusted according to teach patient’s unique treatment plan.

What’s In A Typical Treatment Regimen?
A typical VAX-D treatment regiment consists of 20-25 total sessions, each lasting up to 45 minutes. Some conditions may require fewer visits while some occasionally may require more, depending on your doctor’s recommendation.

Many patients report relief from their pain and other symptoms during the first few treatment sessions, and most experience dramatic pain relief after completion of their prescribed VAX-D therapy program.