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  • How Dehydration Affects Your Brain Function

    Story at-a-glance Your body contains about 11 gallons of water: Your blood is 85 percent water; your muscles 80 percent; your brain 75 percent and your bones are 25 percent water, which illustrates the importance water plays in your health Drinking 16 ounces of water can raise your metabolic rate by as much as 30…

  • Spondylolisthesis – What Is That?

    What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Gluten?

    Story at-a-glance Gluten is a protein that’s made of glutenin and gliadin molecules that form an elastic bond in the presence of water Gluten intolerance is a condition wherein a person’s immune system responds abnormally to gluten. It may often be confused with celiac disease (another gluten-related disorder) or simply thought of as a wheat…

  • Avoiding and Treating Headaches

    Story at-a-glance A quick workout may be able to stop your headache from progressing, possibly because it triggers the release of pain-reducing neurotransmitters Gently massaging your temples, neck, and scalp may help you relieve a tension headache (try adding in a drop of peppermint essential oil too) Allergies are more common in people with headaches,…

  • The Dangers of Flip-Flops

    Story at-a-glance The unstructured nature of flip-flops can cause a host of physical problems, such as athlete’s foot, bone stress and fallen arches Wearing flip-flops can expose your feet to bacterial, viral and fungal infections, especially when your feet get particularly dirty, not to mention problems like tripping, bad posture and slipping when they get…

  • Natural Remedies for the Prevention of Dry Eyes

    Story at-a-glance More women than men suffer from a diagnosis of dry eye that often feels as if there is something gritty in the eye and may leave the sufferer at increased risk of infection Your tears are made of three different layers of fluid secreted from three different glands around your eyes; you can…

  • Should You Microwave Your Underwear?

    Story at-a-glance Washing your clothes may present challenges you did not imagine, as detergents deposit toxic chemicals without killing bacteria, which means your machine is not sanitizing or cleaning your clothes like you may have believed Although some research demonstrates using a microwave for five minutes on clean, damp undergarments may kill yeast and some…

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    Sugar During Pregnancy Linked to Allergies

    Story at-a-glance Allergies are a sign your body’s immune system is working overtime; consuming sugar during pregnancy may increase your child’s risk of developing allergies and asthma Sugar has a profound effect on the health of your growing baby, and may increase your own risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, hypertension and brain-related disorders as well…

  • How to Recognize Nutrient Deficiencies

    Story at-a-glance – Signs of nutrient deficiencies include cracks at the corners of your mouth, a red scaly rash on your face, hair loss, muscle cramps, tingling in your hands and feet, and more Some of the most widespread nutrient deficiencies in Americans include magnesium, choline, vitamin D, B vitamins, and omega-3 fats Green Tea…

  • Drugged Driving Now Causes More Fatal Crashes Than Drunk Driving

    Story at-a-glance One in 4 Americans reports knowing someone addicted to opioids, and driving under the influence of these and other drugs has become a serious problem, now causing more fatal car crashes than drunk driving Prescription and/or illegal drugs were involved in 43 percent of fatal car crashes in 2015; 37 percent involved illegal…

  • What Does Sugar Do to Your Brain?

      Story at-a-glance– The overconsumption of sugar is increasingly being linked to brain-related health issues such as depression, learning disorders, memory problems and overeating Research suggests consumption of sugar and sweets can trigger reward and craving states in your brain similar to addictive drugs Not all sugars have the identical effects. Fructose has been shown…

  • Falling Is Taking a Toll on Elderly Brains

    Story at-a-glance– Among U.S. adults aged 75 and older, 1 in 45 suffered from a brain injury that led to an emergency room visit, hospitalization or death in 2013 This is a 76 percent increase from 2007 — with the primary cause being falls Regular exercise, protecting your vision health and removing home hazards can…

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VAX-D ® Treatment is designed to relieve pressure on structures that may be causing low back pain. It relieves the pain associated with herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome and radicular pain.

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With herniated and degenerated discs, the escaped nucleus pulposus may be completely retracted back into the disc by the tenth session, which can result in significant pain relief. However, pain reduction does not mean the disc has fully healed.  A full recovery is vital in order to prevent re-injury.

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VAX-D ® Treatment provides relief for patients suffering from the common causes of low back pain and radicular pain. These conditions include discs that are herniated or degenerated, as well as posterior facet syndrome. Also Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, and Failed Back Surgery. VAX-D addresses the structural cause of your disc problem, not just the symptoms, correcting the problem. VAX-D is backed by real science, with real results.

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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.

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