Vertebral Axial Decompression (VAX-D)
Vertebral axial decompression is performed for symptomatic relief of pain associated with lumbar disk problems. The treatment combines pelvic and/or cervical traction connected to a special table that permits the traction application.
There is insufficient scientific data to support the benefits of this technique. Therefore, VAX-D is not covered by Medicare.
3/97 - Provided that VAX-D not covered by Medicare. Effective date 4/15/1997. (TN 93)