“After having two failed

spine surgeries, I was left with numbness in my toes, foot, and leg.  It hurt to walk, sit, and even lie down.  After six years of pain, I just wanted relief.  After undergoing a complete course of VAX-D therapy, it felt like a miracle to be able to get back to doing things.  Even my family doctor was amazed at my progress.  I feel blessed to have found this treatment.”— Aileen C.

Surgery—Know the Risks

In some cases, surgery may be the only option, but most medical professionals and even surgeons would agree that non-invasive options should be explored before turning to surgery.  Although advances in surgery have made many procedure less invasive and more effective, surgery comes with inherent associated risks such as infection, clotting, and scarring.  Combined with high costs and lengthy recovery time, it only makes sense to consider all of your options before deciding to have surgery.

“I first learned of VAX-D

while visiting my father, who was having neurosurgery at University Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada.  My father was three weeks into an induced coma, and so how am I to spend my days?  The surgeon set up a visiting physician spot for me in the neurosurgery research department.  That is where I first met Allen Dyer, M.D., Ph.D., and VAX-D inventor.  At the time, VAX-D was undergoing clinical trials.  I was fascinated as I had undergone surgery myself on my L4-L5 disc.  Unfortunately, VAX-D was not yet available in the US.

Soon after returning home I ruptured my L5-S1 disc, which is a common occurrence after surgery at an adjacent level due to increased motion and stress.  Eventually I was able to acquire a VAX-D table and I was the first patient.  I have done fine since that time.  No more surgery.”

— David C. Duncan M.D. —

Medical Doctor and VAX-D Patient

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is an actual term used when pain and loss of mobility persist long after surgery.  According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, there are approximately 200,000 laminectomies performed every year with an estimated 20-30% of these operations reported to be unsuccessful.  A laminectomy removes bone and thickened tissue that is narrowing the spinal canal and squeezing the spinal cord and nerve roots.

Great News for Post-Surgical Patients!

Post-surgical patients who still suffer from pain have experienced positive therapeutic results from VAX-D.  While those with surgical hardware*, such as brackets, plates and screws, are not candidates for VAX-D, many post-operative patients are.  If you have had surgery with unsatisfactory results or have suffered a relapse, consult your doctor about the possible benefits of VAX-D.

*Although surgical hardware is a contraindication for VAX-D, post-surgical patients with low back hardware may qualify for cervical treatment, and patients that have had surgery with hardware in the cervical area may qualify for lumbar treatment.  This is to be determined on an individual basis.