What Is A Chiropractor And What Do They Do?
Chiropractor comes from the word Chiropractic which is a term used for alternative medicine mostly concerned with the health, diagnosis, and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, mainly the spine.
In the early days, these disorders were known to have an effect on the nervous system, which was actually found to be demonstrably false. The main method of chiropractic treatment was, of course, manual treatment. This treatment involved the manipulation of the spine, other joints as well as soft tissues. The manipulation of these areas would in turn help relieve pressure and soothe the afflicted individual.
In this day and age, chiropractic therapy has been shown to be more effective than ever. Helping people feel like their old selves again. Learn about all of the options out there. Try VAX-D. It is currently the number one form of chiropractic therapy at this point in time. With many great results coming in from people who have suffered from back and neck pain for years and years.
VAX-D Spinal Decompression And How It Works
VAX-D is a chiropractic treatment involving stretching and relaxing the lower spine. This relieves pressure in the structure of the spine and the structures in the spine that cause lower back pain. Studies show that VAX-D significantly improved disability scores and pain by the end of the treatment. VAX-D is the act of compressing the spine through the use of applied pressure targeting a specific area and the use of an elevated arm. During the process, your spine is stretched and relaxed intermittently and curved back and forth in a controlled manner. The idea is to relieve as well as distract the spine from the pain. We do this because it creates negative intradiscal pressure (the pressure within the disc itself). There are two potential benefits to this.
- It pulls the herniated or bulging disc material back into the disc.
- It promotes passage of healing nutrients and a better healing environment.
During a session of VAX-D, here are a few things to be aware of. It can be a soothing and relaxing experience. The session starts with you lying on a motorized table with the lower half being able to move up and down.
Next, you have a harness placed around your hips. The harness is attached to the lower end of the table near your feet. While you also have one area at a time elevated. The upper part of the table remains in a fixed position, while the lower half that you are attached to slides back and forth to provide traction and relaxation and distract your spine.
If the patient experiences any pain or discomfort, all they have to do is let go of the handgrips and that will stop the treatment. A single session typically lasts 45 minutes and the treatment generally includes 20 sessions.
The Benefits Of VAX-D Treatment Include:
- Relief from lower back pain, as well as leg pain or numbness caused by herniated or degenerating discs.
- It is effective and safe. Much less invasive than any back surgery.
- VAX-D clinics have been successfully operating for over 15 years in countries all over the world.
- 7+ out of 10 people have had success with VAX-D treatment.
- VAX-D has been utilized by some of the best sports athletes NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL as well as Olympic athletes.
The most common workplaces where people have been found to have back pain are nurses, mechanics, mining, and construction workers. These are occupations that involve heavy lifting which is a known cause of back pain. This is why it is always important to lift heavy objects with proper form, and if the object is too heavy, then always have a partner with you to help.
When Is A Chiropractor Needed?
Typically when someone needs a chiropractor, it is because they are experiencing some sort of back or neck pain. In North America, 80% of people have said that they experience some sort of back pain. This pain comes from herniated or bulging discs. The problem with back pain is that there are not a great number of solutions outside of chiropractic therapy. Many people who have back pain will go in and have a fusion done. And while this is a common occurrence, it does not necessarily mean it is the right thing to do. And yes, while this is a fix, it is only a temporary fix to a chronic problem. Fusion reduces mobility, and for some people, this can end up causing them more pain than they were in before the surgery.
No one wants to go through back surgery and the long recovery process. Especially when the results are known to be spotty at best. The road to recovery is long and hard. Don’t put yourself through that. Chiropractic procedures are much less invasive and are completely devoid of the complications that can come from surgery. Vertebral Axial Decompression Therapy is the way to go in this day and age. Save yourself the money and the heartache of surgery and go in for a session. You will see and feel the benefits of the therapy. Once you have tried VAX-D, you won’t want to try any other type of therapy.
Why Choose Legacy Health?
Get in touch with an Idaho Falls Chiropractor and make an appointment today so they can get your back and or neck feeling good as new again. Idaho Falls Chiropractors at Legacy Health Partners are known for their experience and great results with VAX-D therapy. They have a team of highly experienced individuals who are very knowledgeable in their field. They will make sure that you feel right at home, and by the time your session is over, you will feel the difference. And by the time that all of your sessions are over, you will feel good as new and be able to get back to what you love doing.