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virginiapvvirginiap Posts: 508
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi all!
Has anyone tried or knows of anyone who has tried the VAX D therapy (spinal decompression). I am suffering from severe DDD l4-5; l5-si. Large herination with annular tear L3 & moderate herniation at L1-2. Trying to avoid surgery. I am awaiting a 2nd opinion as ordered by my NS and as I idle again (2nd opinion is 3+week wait!) I came across this. A chiro physcian in my area offers the treatment. I faxed him my rececent MRI, CT & discogram reports for his review to see if I would be a candiate. He says he needs to share my file with a surgeon before he can clear me to use this.... Just wondering if it is snake oil. Lots of promising results. Just tired of being in pain and living on pills.
Thanks in advance for your replies and insight.


  • VAX D and DRX 9000 are fancy computer controlled traction machines. A lot of hype and window dressing to look at them. They are traction machines. The DRX 9000 is very expensive. The chiros using them charge high rates and rope you into 10-20 sessions. Most are not covered by insurance. VAX D is the same thing.

    Do a search on this forum for both. Put VAXD, VAX D, DRX into the search function. You should find both in other threads. It was talked up a lot on the old forum. The general consensus was mostly hype. Also search the web too.

    Definitely check with your insurance first as it is a lot out of pocket.

    Good luck.

  • thanks for the reply and the suggestion for looking up older threads will do.
    Yes, the chiro did say would not be covered by ins and that I would need at least 8 sesions at about $120 per.
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