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Spinal Decompression Research

The following links will pull up a variety of research papers and articles on non-surgical spinal decompression. More articles and papers are coming out all the time, and I will make every effort to post new studies as they become available.


The following links will pull up a variety of research papers and articles on non-surgical spinal decompression. More articles and papers are coming out all the time, and I will make every effort to post new studies as they become available.

                       
To view a PDF of each article, click on the article.

BMC Muscular Disorders, 2010. Research summary article

Journal Of Neuroimaging. MRI Evidence of Non-Surgical Mechanical Reduction, Rehydration, and Repair of the Herniated Lumbar Disc.

Occupational Medicine. Clinical Care Update. Decompression: A Treatment for Back Pain.

Orthopedic Technology Review. Surgical Alternatives. Spinal Decompression.

"M.D. News" Article. Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression: Offering Relief to Patients Suffering from Herniated and Degerative Discs.

Clinical Outcomes For Spinal Decompression.

Clinical  Trial Study of a Non-Invasive Decompression System in the Treatment of Lumbosacral Radiculopathies.

Journal of Neurosurgery. The Effects of Vertebral Axial Decompression on Intradiscal Pressure.

Canadian Journal of Clinical Medicine. The Effects of Vertebral Axial Decompression on Sensory Nerve Dysfunction.

Emerging Technologies. Preliminary Findings. Decompression, Reduction and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost Effective Solution for Lumbosacral Pain.

Vertebral Axial Decompression Therapy For Pain Associated with Herniated or Degenerated Discs or Facet Syndrome: An Outcome Study.


Many vertebral axial decompression studies available today were done on a table called “VAX-D”. It’s a great unit, and the same technology was used to make the DRX9000. We chose the DRX9000 instead because (in our opinion) it is more comfortable for the patient, and the results are at least as good. Since the VAX-D has been around longer, most independent studies utilized (or utilize) this table. The following is a list of some of the research using the VAX-D.

 

Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy (Vol.35, No.1, January 2005)

Short and Long-term Outcomes Following Treatment with the Vax-D protocol for Patients with Chronic, Activity-limiting Low Back Pain.

OUTCOME: Significant improvements in a sample of patients with unfavorable prognosis due to chronic low back pain.

 

Journal of Neurologic Research (Vol. 29, No. 3, March 2003)

Efficacy of Vertebral Axial Decompression on Chronic Low Back Pain.

OUTCOME: This 144 patient study showed 76% achieved remission of pain. Except in emergent conditions, VaxX-D should be used on all conditions before surgery is undertaken.

 

Anesthesiology News, (Vol. 29, No. 3, March 2003)

Vax-D Reduces Chronic Discogenic Lo Back Pain-4 Year Study.

OUTCOME: Four year follow-up after Vax-D treatment shows a sustained 86% reduction in pain and that 91% of patients had resumed their normal activities.

 

Neurological Research Journal (Vol. 23, p. 706-714, October 2001)

Dermatosomal Somatosensory Evoked Potential Demonstration of Nerve Root Decompression after Vax-D Therapy.

OUTCOME: Pain reduction in the study group was 77% with successful decompression of the nerve roots at multiple levels.

 

Neurological Research Journal (Vol. 23, p. 780-784, October 2001)

A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study of Vax-D and Tens for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain.

OUTCOME: A statistically significant reduction in pain and improvement in functional outcome was obtained in patients with chronic low back pain treated with Vax-D.

 

Canadian Journal of Clinical Medicine (Vol. 6, No. 1, January 1999)

An Overview of Vertebral Axial Decompression by Frank Tilaro, M.D.

OUTCOME: Vax-D is significantly capable of influencing sensory nerve function associated with a compressive radiculopathy. Complete remission was achieved by 64% of the study group.

 

Canadian Journal of Clinical Medicine (Vol. 5, No.1, January 1998)

The effects of Vax-D on sensory nerve function in Patients with Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy.

OUTCOME: The average pain reduction was 77%

 

Journal of Neurological Research (Vol. 20, No. 3, April 1998)

Vertebral Axial Decompression Therapy for Pain Associated with Herniated or Degenerative Discs or Facet Syndrome: An outcome Study of 778 Cases.

OUTCOME: The authors consider Vax-D to be a primary modality for low back pain, lumbar herniations at single and multiple levels, degenerative discs, and facet arthropathy, and decreased spinal mobility.

 

Journal of Neurosurgery (Vol. 81: 350-353, 1994)

Effects of Vertebral Axial Decompression on Intradiscal Pressure.

OUTCOME: Proof that Vax-D creates a negative intradiscal pressure force up to –160mmhg.