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The persons depicted in this video are not Alabama Laser Spine patients. This video was produced by the Vax-D manufacture for information and marketing purposes.  

The following studies were on decompression traction with other tables. Several of these studies have been questioned in their methods and results. However I include them as they provide interesting reading on the subject of decompression traction.   

​Clinical Research on Vax-D

1. Outcomes After a Prone Lumbar Traction Protocol for Patients With Activity-Limiting Low Back Pain: A Prospective Case Series Study  


Paul F. Beattie, PhD, PT, OCS, Roger M. Nelson, PhD, PT, Lori A. Michener, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, Joseph Cammarata, DC,  Jonathan Donley, DPT 
Archives of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, Volume 89, February 2008

2. Short And Long-Term Outcomes Following Treatment with the VAX-D Protocol for Patients with Chronic, Activity Limiting Low Back Pain 



​Beattie PF., Nelson R., Michener L., Cammarata J., Donely J.
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Volume 35, Number 1, January 2005

3. Efficacy of Vertebral Axial Decompression (VAX-D) on Chronic Low Back Pain:  A Study of Dosage Regimen 



Ramos G., MD
Journal of Neurological Research, Volume 26, April 2004

4. Effects of Vertebral Axial Decompression On Intradiscal Pressure. 




Ramos G., MD, Martin W., MD
Journal of Neurosurgery 81: 350-353, 1994

5. A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study of VAX-D and TENS for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain 



Sherry E., MD FRACS, Kitchener P., MB, BS FRANZCR, Smart R., MB, Ch.B
Journal of Neurological Research Volume 23, No 7, October 2001

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




Gose E., Ph.D, Naguszewski W., MD, Naguszewski R., MD,
Journal of Neurological Research, Volume 20, No 3, April 1998.

7. Dermatosomal Somatosensory Evoked Potential Demonstration of Nerve Root Decompression After VAX-D Therapy 



Naguszewski W., MD, Naguszewski R., MD, Gose E., Ph.D
Journal of Neurological Research Vol 23 , No 7, October 2001

8. The Effects of Vertebral Axial Decompression On Sensory Nerve Dysfunction In Patients with Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy



Tilaro F., MD, Miskovich D. MD
Canadian Journal of Clinical Medicine Vol. 6, No 1, January 1999

9. VAX-D Reduces Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain - 4 year Study 



Odell R., MD, Ph.D,  Boudreau D. DO 
Anesthesiology News, Volume 29, Number 3 , March 2003

10. Prospective Randomized Study of VAX-D Therapy for Acute Low Back Distress 



Peerless S., MD, FRCP, Meissner L., MD, FRCP, Barnett H. J.M., MD, FRCP, Stiller C. R., MD, FRCP
The John P. Robarts Institute, University Hospital at London 
University of Western Ontario, Canada

11. An Industry Based, Retrospective, Cost Analysis of Vertebral Axial Decompression (VAX-D) VS. Surgery For Lumbar Disc
Disease:  10 Case Studies




David C. Duncan, MD, Don Keenan, SPHR, Ph.D.
Sinclair Oil Corporation Study, Tulsa Oklahoma

12. An Overview of Vertebral Axial Decompression 


Tilaro F., MD 
Canadian Journal of Clinical Medicine Vol. 5, No 1, January 1998


Text Books on Vax-D

Practice of Minimally Invasive Spinal Technique, 2006 Edition
Editorial Committee
Martin H Savitz, MD, Ph.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.R.C.S. (US), John C. Chiu, M.S., D.Sc., F.R.C.S. (US), F.I.C.S., Wolfgang Rauschning, MD, Ph.D.
Anthony T. Yeung, MD, F.A.B.M.I.S.S.

Chapter 35;  VAX-D (Vertebral Axial Decompression)  
American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine and Surgery
Richmond, VA: AAMISMS Education, [2006]


 Articles on Vax-D

Vertebral Axial Decompression 
European Musculoskeletal Review 2007 ; Issue 2

Orthopaedics: New answers to an age-old problem.
Hospital Management International 2004;  
Annual Issue of the International Hospital Federation Journal, March 1, 2004

Welcome Relief for Low Back Pain 
Stewart J. CBS Health Watch
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Harvard Medical School

Back Pain Abhors a Vacuum 
Panko R., 
Best’s Review- Life / Health; A.M. Best Company, Insurance Issues and Analysis, September 1998

The Treatment of Discogenic Low Back Pain: An Integrated Approach (VAX-D- Vertebral Axial Decompression Therapy) 
Tilaro F., MD
The McKenzie North American Conference, June 2-4 2000

VAX-D Outcome Study Results 
Medical Technologies Group Newsletter
Advisors to the Insurance Industry
Volume 5, Number 15, November 1996

MTG ‘s Special Report On VAX-D
Medical Technologies Group Newsletter
Advisors to the Insurance Industry
Volume 4, Number 8, August 1995