Treatment that actually works for herniated lumbar discs.
I am posting in this forum currently due to my neck problems. But I felt compelled to tell everyone I could about my experience with VAX-D, which helped and practically cured my back problem.
VAX-D stands for Vertebral Axial Decompression. Basically it's a traction unit but even better. It actually creates "negative" pressure inside your lumbar discs causing them to recede back into their disc space. I was diagnosed with a herniated disc at L4-L5. I had shooting pain down both my legs. I did VAX-D for 28 treatments, and now my back "rarely" bothers me. And if it does I just go in for a "maintenance" treatment.
The way it works is you lay on a table and hold on to these bars. They place a harness around your hips and lower back. The machine pulls you from the back and you hold on with your hands. It feels like an amazing stretch. If you have problems holding on, they can strap a different type of harness to you that allows you to receive the same benefits of the machine without having to hold on.
I have actually done VAX-D twice. Once in 1995 and then again in 2004 when I reinjured my back. The cost of the treatment is about $5,500.00 They do take many different types of insurance. My current insurance payed 80%.
So if you are considering back surgery "like I was" please look into VAX-D first. The email is www.vaxd.net. I'm so glad to know that VAX-D is around. So if I ever have any future back problems I will go to them first before going under the knife.
I just wish they could create a traction table like VAX-D for the neck.