Common Questions about VAX-D
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Nationwide, the average patient’s out-of-pocket cost for Spinal Decompression Therapy is $4,000 to $6,000. However, no other office that we are aware of accepts insurance as we do, thus our cost is always much less. Any patient expense depends on the number of treatments your condition will require and your insurance benefits. We will go over any out-of-pocket expense with you after we have verified your benefits and know how many treatments your condition will require.
Q: Does insurance pay for spinal decompression therapy?
A: Some insurance companies recognize the value of spinal decompression therapy and cover it. Coverage will vary depending on your particular policy. Our insurance department will verify your insurance coverage for you and report to you what the coverage is before any treatment is started.
Q: How many treatments will I need, and how quickly can I expect to feel better?
A: The goal of each session is to remove the pressure from the nerve. This means re-educating the disc and muscles to be in a better position. The number of treatments required depends upon your diagnosis and overall severity of your condition. Treatment recommendations can range from 20-25 treatments. Relief from pain varies with each individual. Some patients begin feeling less pain after just 2-3 treatments. On the average, however, most patients have begun getting results after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment.
VAX-D, short for Vertebral Axial Decompression, is a patented, non-surgical therapy for low back pain and sciatica. It has been shown in clinical studies to be an effective, safe, conservative treatment for bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs, and facet syndrome. Even post-surgical patients and those suffering from certain types of stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal) have reported significant pain relief from VAX-D treatments.
VAX-D—not to be confused with linear traction, or so-called disc decompression treatments—lengthens and decompresses the spine. High intradiscal pressures are reversed, achieving negative pressures via a patented slow ramp-up process. Negative pressure creates a vacuum inside the discs, which not only takes pressure off of pinched nerves, but helps to re-position bulging discs and pull extruded disc material back into place.
Spinal experts surmise that nutrients, oxygen, and fluids are drawn into the disc, stimulating the body’s repair mechanism to provide the building blocks necessary to mend injured discs. VAX-D’s process is the only patented treatment clinically proven to decrease disc pressures to the negative levels needed to facilitate healing! VAX-D is the only treatment of it’s kind approved by the FDA for treating Disc related problems.
Trust the Original, Patented VAX-D
Leading physicians in orthopedic medicine, pain medicine, neurology, and other specialties, in hundreds of clinics around the world currently utilize VAX-D’s patented technology. Many doctors choose VAX-D over other devices because it employs the original, patented technology from which non-surgical spinal decompression therapy was born. VAX-D makes a commitment to back pain sufferers to offer an honest product backed by clinical research. VAX-D gives you real science with real results.
“I hurt my back when
I picked up a suitcase the wrong way. I was given traction exercises and experienced temporary relief but a few months later, I was experiencing continuous pain again, and sought out a different doctor. An MRI showed that I’d herniated my L5-S1 disc, and I started VAX-D treatment the very next day. After only the first visit I felt the pain in my lower back decrease from a 9 to a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10. A month after I began the treatment I left the country for a semester abroad and had no problem with the 10 hour flight or walking all over Europe. Thanks to my doctor and the VAX-D treatment, I was able to take full advantage of my stay, without back pain.” — Amanda I.
VAX-D: Published Credibility
The definitive reference textbook on “The Practice of Minimally Invasive Techniques,” published by the College of Physicians Publishing Division, has an editorial board comprised of several world-renowned orthopedic surgeons. Chapter 35 of the 2005 edition of this text focuses exclusively on VAX-D. The summary concludes that, “VAX-D should not be considered traction in the traditional sense but as decompression. VAX-D is the only non-invasive treatment that has been proven to decompress the disc; with other traction devices, there has been only indirect proof.”