“The back pain was unbearable” The easiest chores in my everyday life became nearly impossible to do. I could barely even go to the bathroom, let alone lie down in bed “. Back pain can strike over 18 million people per year. The majority of back pain is from degenerative disc disease, or from a herniated disc, causing the back pain sufferer tremendous discomfort and frustration, Back pain effects one’s entire life. “The physical pain was miserable, but what bothered me the most was the fact that I could not properly care for my son. I pride myself on my independence and I was off work for 7 months. I am only 24 years old and my back was causing me to walk with a limp” I had tried Physical Therapy, ultrasound treatment, heat therapy, chiropractic, stretching, exercise, and even pain medications. I have seen the disastrous results of the back surgery performed on my father, and did not want to spend the rest of my life on pain killers, or chance surgery.” My physician recommended I try VAX-D “, Short for Vertebral Axial Decompression system developed by Dr. Alan Dyer, the inventor of the heart defibrillator . Clinical research has shown outstanding results even when surgery and other treatment methods have failed. ” After 12 treatment sessions I noticed a huge difference. I could sleep without pain, bathe on my own, and was finally walking without a limp”. I eventually returned to work full-time, I thank VAX-D for making my life happen again”,
My living is working in a hospital, setting up conference rooms. This means moving tables and chairs continuously. Some tables weigh up to 200 lbs.
One day I lifted one of these 200 lb tables and I thought I pulled a muscle. Little did I know that I herniated a disk. For over a year I lived through this pain, until the pain started going down my left leg. I knew something was wrong.
The MRI read that the L4, L5 discs were herniated. At first I tried physical therapy. This was a bad choice. One day I heard on the radio about VAX-D therapy. I talked to my employer to let me try this therapy and they did. It was this, or have surgery. To me surgery must be, should be, when all else fails, the last thing to do.
Well, because of VAX-D therapy I have felt the best I have felt in over a year. I am grateful and thankful that there was something more I could do for myself than go under the knife. Sometimes it’s just so hard to tell someone how good I really feel.
For over a year I suffered when I would cut the grass, drive my car, walk, sit… Today it’s hard to remember how bad I felt.
C. M. - Pittsburgh, PA
I would like to take a moment to thank you for exceptional treatment that has been provided to me. Your outstanding, experienced and always friendly staff has made my experience at American Back Centers a pleasant one. In particular, I would like to thank Dr. Pete who took extra steps to examine my situation and explain in extensive detail what options were available to me. I would also like to thank Tina Pracht who handled the financing and insured my treatment at American Back Centers was covered.
In addition to the help of your thoughtful staff, I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the VAX-D.
After the surgery I received in September 1997 on my lower back, I was promised by the surgeon to be pain free and I was — for about a year. After the first year, the pain slowly crept its way back in. After a few months the pain became unbearable. I sought relief from a local chiropractor who managed to help me for a few months. The pain in my lower back, however, never seemed to disappear. It wasn’t long after I began treatment that the treatment itself was failing. I was back to square one, full of pain and unable to move. It was in the beginning of April when I first heard an advertisement for American Back Centers on the radio.
At first I was skeptical. What could these people do for me? The only way to remedy failed back surgery is more surgery, right? But…
I was out of options. The pain in lower back was affecting every aspect of my life.
I called the number and explained my situation. The receptionist explained some of the procedures and emphasized their use of the Vertebral Axial Decompression (VAX-D) table. Since I’ve never heard of such a thing, she gave me a web address (www.vax-d.net) for more information. After some researching, I decided to give it a try. A wise decision.
After two weeks of therapy, I noticed a significant change in the way I felt. As therapy progressed my condition improved. After a few months of therapy with the VAX-D and regular checkups my condition is, dare I say, pain free.
I would recommend the VAX-D to anyone with low back pain, but more importantly I would recommend American Back Centers because of the personal and friendly service that was provided for me. Thank you for improving the quality of life for me.
K. H. - Library, PA