Spinal flexion distraction or spinal decompression often called Vax-d is not a new treatment procedure even though you may be now seeing it advertised that way.
I have been doing flexion distraction in my practice for over 30 years. It is a highly effective procedure used to help resolve chronic or acute (new) mid back pain, low back pain, leg pain, numbness in the leg or foot, disc bulging, disc herniations and spinal stenosis.
The procedure in this office entails the use of a special treatment table upon which the patient lays while the doctor gently stretches the spine. The actual stretching is only millimeters at a time. The doctor is always in contact with the patient’s spine and is in direct control of the force used. This allows him to adjust the force specifically for each patient during the entire procedure and allows specific attention to the involved spinal areas.
The gentle stretching:
- Allows fixated/stuck spinal joints to be mobilized.
- It relaxes tense, tight, or spastic muscles.
- It reduces pressure or irritation of the spinal nerves.
- It decompresses the spinal disc and begins the rehabilitation of the bulging or herniated disc offsetting disc degeneration. Yes, through proper treatment you can restore some of the lost disc height and minimize future degeneration.
Spinal flexion distraction used in conjunction with spinal adjusting and electric stimulation with ice is a highly effective treatment program for multiple mid back, low back and leg complaints.
The U.S. Dept HHS is now involved with the ongoing funding and research with the Cox flexion/distraction treatment protocol.
For additional information regarding the Cox flexion/distraction technique visit their website at www.Coxtechnic.com