I'm looking into Vax-D for back pain

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Vanessa225
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   Posted 2/18/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had chronic back pain for 5+ years.  I'm afraid of surgery and wary of chiropractors.  But I recently heard about a treatment called Vax-D which is supposed to treat several causes of pain.  Has anyone out there tried it?  I think it sounds potentially beneficial, and it's painless, non-surgical, non-chiro, etc.  I'm in chicago and found a place that treats it.  Just wondering if people have any opinions on the procedure.

PAlady
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   Posted 2/18/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Vanessa,
Welcome to the chronic pain form of HW. So sorry to learn of your back pain. I've never heard of Vax-D, and I don't think I've seen it mentioned here, but that doesn't mean it's not valid.

I am leary, though, of treatments that sound too good to be true - because they usually are. We have a lot of folks here in chronic pain and we've tried lots of treatments. Is the place that offers it a teaching hospital of some sort - Chicago should have some options. Maybe someone else here has heard of it.

Again, welcome.

PaLady
BTW, what does your doctor say about the treatment?

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 2/18/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vanessa;

I want to welcome you to HW and say that it saddens me to see another in pain soul join us here. I wanted to tell you that I had PT after my last fusion surgery at L4-L3 and had a similar treatment done while I was there. But it hurt so badly that all I wanted to do was to head for the therapy pool 50 feet away. I can tell you that I think for people that do not want to opt for surgery the stretching type treatments may or may not help realign the vert and discs in the back but, IMHO it is worth a try. There are also other things that you can look into including injections, water therapy (this helped me tremendously) as well as many other treatments well worth looking into before opting to go through a painful back surgery.

Anyway I do hope I have helped some. Sorry I couldn't speak more about this but I am having a very bad day with my pain and am trying very hard to remain in a calm and relaxed position.

Scarred
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Ohmyneck
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   Posted 2/20/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I currently receiving Vax-D treatment.  This is spinal decompression therapy.  I am about 17-18 treatments and I am responding very well.  My chronic neck pain (bulging, herniated disc with some degeneration) has gone from a pain level of 8-9 down to 4-5.  I am nearly half way through my treatment.  I can actually move more freely with an increase of range of motion.  I have been suffering for about 8-9 years.  Could not bear it any longer and made it my New Year's resolution to do what ever it takes to stop the painful life I was living.  Even though my pain is only half of what it was...It is making a huge difference in my life.  I am hoping for more improvement as I get closer to completing my treatment.  They have estimated about 33 treatments with my case.  This is along with chiropactor service.  I am going 3 times weekly for 2 months then 2 times weekly for 1 month.  I suggest that people with this problem seriously consider this  treatment before surgery.  It maybe all you need.

Vanessa225
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   Posted 2/23/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Ohmyneck, that's great to hear! I'm thinking about utilizing it in conjunction with chiro too, since the place offering it has chiro services as well. Keep me up to date on your treatment, that's awesome!

uniquelyme
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   Posted 2/23/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
OH!! I didn't know it was a chiropractic thing...I am so scared of chiropractors, my Dr.'s have always told me that if I see a Chiropractor they wouldn't treat me anymore. I can't imagine having someone twist, pull, push, crack, and whatever else they do to my back..I can't even stand someone just rubbing my back without going into severe spasms...

If you like it, then keep doing it. It is not for me.

Me.
 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 

 


Chartreux
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   Posted 2/23/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
There is also, MUA that chiropractors do too, so if your going the chiro route explore your many options..
for me vax-d does not work and the mua was just a bit better than the vax-d, but again for me no real help...
sorry wish I could've helped you more...
good luck in what you choose to do, I'd say try it, but its your decision...
Soft Hugz and keep us posted...
However, Make sure you ask around from anyone you know to get a good, and I mean a Good Chiropractor!!!
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Post Edited (Chartreux) : 2/24/2009 8:24:40 PM (GMT-7)


Ohmyneck
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   Posted 2/24/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I just wanted to mention ... Not everyone is a candidate for decompression therapy (VAX-D) or chiropactor service.  If your back is fuse then you likely are not a candidate for decompression (VAX-D).  You also may be limited to how much chiropactor service you can receive.  If you back is fused then it is not going to move.  Chiropactic adjustment is scary at first but you get use to it.  Then after a few treatments you usually begin to feel better.  Chiropractic therapy can be extremely beneficial.  Very important to have full set of x-rays to determine what and where the problem is.  I did a huge amount of research before attempting VAX-D therapy.  I am also a Registered Nurse. My insurance was covering the cost of the chiropactor but the Vax-D is self pay for me and it is a investment.  I really feel the benefits will out weight the cost. 

Chartreux
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   Posted 2/24/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
That is true, ohmyneck. However, I've not had a fusion yet and the vax-d didn't work and the belt rode on my hip
making my hip hurt more and my back...and yes it was done by a good chiropractor...
Make sure Vanessa, that you check around for a good chiropractor, I just can't stress that enough..
Sometimes insurance will pay for the spinal decompression or vax-d, mine did...
Good luck in what you choose to do Vanessa...
Lots of soft hugz to you...
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