Invention of Vax-D Spinal Decompression
When talking about Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy, we are truly talking about a relatively new type of treatment compared to many of the traditional type of back pain treatments that have been around for years. The founder of this treatment is a Dr. Allan Dyer M.D. Phd. His motivation for finding a non-surgical approach was out of his own problems that left him debilitated due to a herniated disc that he suffered from.
Utilizing his understanding of the human body and his creativeness, Dr. Dyer invented the VAX-D decompression table. This table was brought to the forefront and began to provide treatment to patients in 1996. Dr. Dyer himself was treated on the table and became pain-free. With seeing the results that he had he knew he had to bring this to the attention of other Doctors so that they could recommend treatment for their patients.
As the VAX-D treatments began to gain momentum, and large numbers of patients procured treatment with successful results, Dr. Dyer made sure to document these results in various studies that still to this day are used to educate patients about the benefits this type of treatment affords the patient without the need for medication, injections, or surgery.
As good as the VAX-D table was, it still had some points that became difficult for certain patients to receive care. First the table was a fixed table and required that the patient climb onto the table, which became difficult at times due to their inability to ambulate and raise their leg without pain. Secondly, the patient was required to lay prone or face down which also created problems for patients that may be slightly obese or have large breasts. Thirdly, the patient had to hold onto handles above their head face down in order to keep from being pulled off of the table by the pulling unit, which was located at the other end of the table. This became difficult for the senior patients that did not have the strength in their arms to keep from being pulled off of the table.
All in all though the table performed very well and many studies show that this founding table and its technology invented by Dr. Allan Dyer M.D. Phd. to be at the leading edge of giving patients an non-surgical opportunity to relieve their pain and increase their function, once again enjoying the things that they so much want to do.
Today the technology has advanced, with equipment such as the DRX9000 spinal decompression table. As effective as the equipment is at treating chronic neck and back pain, best results are seen when a comprehensive approach is taken that is personalized to each person. For more information about this comprehensive, personalized approach, check out our Total Spine Care Solution.