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Is VAX-D Right for Me?

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!

VAX-D® Treatment vs. Surgery

VAX-D® is a non-surgical treatment developed for the management of disabling low back pain.

In most cases, VAX-D is better than surgery. This is due to the fact that surgery physically alters the spine by removing all or part of the problematic disc. Although this can reduce the pressure on the nerve, and relieve the back pain, the surgery tends to place more stress on the healthy discs above and below. Complications from surgery can be severe and may result in debilitating conditions. Clinical studies show that VAX-D is successful in about 7-9 out of 10 cases.

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!

VAX-D® Treatment vs. Traction and Other So-called “Decompression” Therapies

AX-D® achieves its effects through decompression of intervertebral discs and facet joints, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning on the VAX-D® Table.

VAX-D® is not traction. The main difference between VAX-D and traction is function. VAX-D® decompresses the disc by reducing intradiscal pressures so low that extruded disc tissue is pulled back into the disc. The low intradiscal pressure also causes an infusion of fluid and nutrient cells. That is what makes it so effective. VAX-D® is the only process that has been found in clinical research to lower disc pressure to negative levels.

Studies published on conventional traction, on the other hand, demonstrate that pressures within the discs stayed the same, were not lowered and, in some instances, were actually elevated. As a result, traction therapies can even end up being harmful to the spine.

There area many copy cat devices that claim to be the same as VAX-D® but actually are not. They go by different names, including: DRX, DRS, Lordex, Intra Discnutrosis  and Spinex. They are traction devices that can stretch the lower back, but they have not demonstrated the ability to lower intradiscal pressures.

Traction tables have a small electric wench that attaches to the head of the table. A rope and pulley are then attached to either a cervical device or lumbar belts. Either static or intermittent traction modes can be chosen, but neither have been shown to reduce intradiscal pressure. Only VAX-D® has clinically demonstrated this.

The VAX-D® Treatment Table is protected by patents issued in the U.S. and Internationally.

VAX-D is used in over 300 centers worldwide, 3000 patients a day are treated, used by the best MD’s, orthopedic surgeons in private practice, hospitals, chiropractic physicians, and physical therapists. Accepted by all specialties. Real Science with real results.  

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I injured my back lifting a suitcase and initially found brief relief with traction exercises. Persistent pain led me to reveal a herniated L5-S1 disc. Starting VAX-D treatment immediately, my pain dropped significantly after the first session. A month into treatment, I traveled abroad for a semester, enduring a long flight and extensive walking across Europe pain-free, thanks to VAX-D and Dr. Pete.

Amanda I.Patient

Very friendly staff! Jennifer is very welcoming and efficient at the front desk. Then April, the doctors assistant is always friendly, no matter how busy she is. She knows her stuff and makes you feel comfortable throughout your treatment and checks on you to make sure all is well the whole time . Dr. Peduzzi is very knowledgeable, professional and he has helped me with my neck problems. He has me well in the way to recovery.

Jay SouilliardPatient

Extremely friendly staff, including the front desk and the chiro assistant. Polite, welcoming and they care about their patients. Dr. Peduzzi is very thorough when explaining any type of treatment. He makes sure that each patient is well taken care of. The other thing I love is that the practice strives to use all natural products when it comes to their supplements, creams, and sprays. Thank you for the amazing care.

Jennifer ChancellorPatient

Even though I have only been going to Dr. Peduzzi for a few weeks, I am so much better. They pain was just awful from disc compression. I could not get in or out of bed for weeks. I am out of the recliner and back to bed at night without the lightning bolt pain I had. I look forward to each treatment because it is relaxing and it is working.

Sandy S.Patient