You Are a Candidate for VAX-D If:

  • You have chronic or severe back pain caused by bulging or herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and/or facet syndrome, as well as spinal stenosis
  • You have failed back surgery syndrome.
  • You have been told to consider surgery.

VAX-D Works, Given the Chance

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.

Completing 20-25 treatment sessions (up to 45 minutes each) is the standard treatment protocol for a single herniation of less than one year.  Older or more severe injuries may require even more sessions.  This may seem like a lot of treatments, but VAX-D is working with your back as it heals, and that is a process that cannot be rushed.

Follow Through for Best Results

Like all wounds, disc wall tears need time to heal.  An absence of pain does not mean the tears have healed, which is crucial to preventing the newly retracted nucleus pulposus from escaping and putting pressure back on the nerves.

When Can I Expect Results?

Many patients report a reduction in pain after their first few VAX-D treatments.  Although this is a wonderful sign that VAX-D is working, the healing process is not finished!  Quitting treatment early can result in a relapse of symptoms, as well as wasted time and money.

On the other hand, it may take several sessions before patients experience a noticeable remission of symptoms.

Why is this? Bulging and herniated discs may need several sessions to fully re-position themselves.  You can be sure that your spine is responding to VAX-D’s vacuum effect, but results are not always immediate.  Using time-tested protocols, VAX-D can be a tremendous tool for eliminating back pain!

Completing Your Course of Therapy

Staying the Course for a Full Recovery

Completing your course of therapy as determined by your doctor, according to the severity of your condition, takes time.  Each session prescribed is needed to maintain a fully hydrated and oxygen-rich environment for the damaged disc.  The same principles apply for those with degenerative discs.  Adhering to the VAX-D protocol will allow for an enriched disc environment to speed the body’s natural healing mechanism.  These last remaining VAX-D sessions are crucial and will enable the disc to heal completely.

Clinical Evidence for Following Through with VAX-D Treatment:

The Journal of Neurological Research published a study comparing two groups of patients who underwent VAX-D therapy.  One group received an average course of treatment consisting of 18 daily sessions and the other group received half that number of daily treatment sessions.

The treatment parameters for all patients differed only in the number of sessions.  Seventy-six percent of the higher dosage group achieved re-mission of low back pain compared to forty-three percent of the lower dosage group.

Before VAX-D:

The annulus has torn under pressure, and the escaped nucleus pulposus presses painfully on the sciatic nerve.  Symptoms include numbness, tingling, and pain.

First Signs of Relief:

In as little as one or two treatment sessions, the nucleus pulposus may be partially retracted into the disc, taking pressure off nerves, thus dramatically reducing pain.

It’s Working!

The nucleus pulposus may be completely re-positioned by the tenth treatment.  VAX-D aids in the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the disc, which helps the torn annulus continue to heal.  Although the disc wall is almost completely healed, a small fissure remains.  Fissures like this require continued sessions of VAX-D in order to be properly mended.


With a fully healed disc wall, and a re-positioned nucleus pulposus, patients can return to a normal, healthy, and active lifestyle free of pain!