Back Pain

Treat Back Pain, Idaho Falls with VAX-D

Treat acute and chronic back pain, Idaho Falls, ID. Dr. Wight is the only physician in the area that uses VAX-D, a non-surgical therapy to treat chronic spinal pain. Used as an alternative to surgery, VAX-D gives the desired result while being both safe and cost effective.

VAX-D is used to treat back and neck pain by using a patented smooth logarithmic curve method to distract the spine. Dr. Wight uses this decompression system with biofeedback and multi-axis motion control. The treatment relieves pressure on the structures that cause back pain such as herniated or bulging discs as well as degenerative disc disease. Studies have shown that VAX-D treatment is has better outcomes than physical therapy, TENS, ultrasound, acupuncture, epidural steroid injections, lumbar support belts, and surgery.

Manage back pain Idaho Falls, ID with VAX-D. Studies have shown that it significantly improved disability scores and pain by the end of the treatment. Treatment length varies by the severity of the condition, but typically twenty treatments are given, once a day, five days a week. It involves lying face-down (or face-up) on the table with a pelvic harness applied. The patient holds adjustable hand grips or uses passive arm-rest restraints. Then the system applies a smooth logarithmic time/force curve that relaxes the trunk and back muscles.

Treatment is recommended for patients with lumbar or cervical back pain Idaho Falls has VAX-D at Wight Chiropractic through Dr. Wight. It has been known that heavy lifting and rotation can increase disc pressures and result in pain. Nurses, mechanics, mining, and construction are high risk occupations for back pain. Even people with sciatica (foot and leg pain and numbness) or a previous back surgery that had failed, are candidates for the treatment. Non-treatable conditions include spinal tumors, vertebral fractures, spinal infections, pregnancy, spondylolisthesis, and osteoporosis, just to name a few.

VAX-D for the treatment of back pain Idaho Falls, is helping patients lead more productive lives. Many people are able to return to regular activities after four weeks. It is reassuring to know that while surgery, anesthesia, and injections are avoided with spinal decompression of VAX-D, patients can be confident they are getting the best state-of-the-art treatment.