How effective is VAX-D Spinal Decompression?

Back pain is an all too common ailment that affects people of all ages. Whether the pain is in your upper, middle or lower back, or spans the length your entire back, it’s important to consult your doctor about pain that lasts for extended periods of time. A medical professional may recommend a specific route—like massage, chiropractic treatment, soft tissue therapy or even medication. However, the key to receiving the right treatment is getting a proper diagnosis and weighing your treatment options.

One option for severe back pain sufferers is vertebral axial spinal decompression therapy (VAX-D). But what is it exactly? Is this treatment right for you? Below is some information to help you better understand VAX-D spinal decompression therapy in Naples, FL.


True decompression will reverse the pressure inside a disc in a patient’s back, creating a vacuum effect. This type of procedure is designed to regenerate a disc through rehydration and increased collagen production within the disc fibers. When the disc pressure is reversed, a disc bulge can be sucked back into its normal position. Combine this with core strengthening and the result is a much more stable, healthy and younger feeling back.

VAX-D spinal decompression is an effective spinal rehabilitation program for a number of conditions of the spine, including back pain, degenerated discs, bulged discs, sciatica and neck pain. When the ligaments holding a disc in place becomes stretched or torn, you’ll need to seek spinal decompression treatment to heal, and hopefully prevent future recurrences. VAX-D is a non-surgical, non-invasive form of traction-like therapy focusing on decompressing the discs. The outcome is pain relief.


The simplest way to describe VAX-D is that it works by alternately stretching and relaxing the lower spine to relieve pressure on the vertebral bones and “cushion” the discs in the back. It focuses on the structures (discs and bones) that are the cause of a person’s lower back pain.

What happens during a VAX-D treatment session? First, you’ll be asked to lie face down on a computerized “split” table wearing a pelvic harness around your hips, with your arms extended forward and grasping two handgrips. During the treatment, the table will slowly separate in two to stretch your lower back. Please be sure to speak to a doctor certified in VAX-D before deciding to start treatments.


There’s probably a burning question in the back of your mind: Does VAX-D therapy really work? VAX-D is described as being able to treat back pain without surgery, but is it effective? Medical professionals like Dr. Richard Hiler and others report great success for patients and wholly support the evidence showing the effectiveness of VAX-D. But like any other treatment options for medical related issues, you must do your research and gather all the information necessary to help you make an informed decision.

Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology is the leader in VAX-D spinal decompression therapy in Naples, FL. For a free DVD or to schedule a private consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 239-330-1000.

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