Axial Trac™

After graduating from the National College of Chiropractic in 1983, Dr. Danzey has used flexion distraction in his practice in Avon Park, FL for 25 years. He was constantly limited by the amount of traction he could provide to his patients before the standard tables would bottom out. To address these shortcomings, Dr. Danzey developed the Axial Trac hybrid table and now no longer faces these limitations.

Axial Trac

The Axial Trac combines the best aspects of flexion distraction and spinal decompression therapies in one. This is a hybrid, it’s very specific like a flexion table, but it produces a lot of traction like a decompression table. Flexion and decompression therapies have been around a long time but they both have some serious shortcomings. It stretches the lower back in a very controlled and very specific manner. For example, if you’re pinching a nerve at the L 4-5 level on the right side, we can target just that spot and open up the space between the vertebrae and take the pressure off the nerves. The table is designed to treat lower back pain, bulging/herniated discs, leg pain and numbness and spinal stenosis, which is narrowing of the spinal canal.

Dr. Danzey is delighted to have the first Axial Tracs here at APCC. We have been treating patients with them for over 10 years and the results have been fantastic. We have had more success in reducing disc herniations and treating pinched nerves faster than we have with the other tables, and they are very patient friendly. The nice thing is that it is all done manually to the patient’s tolerance. It’s not the decompression machines where they strap you in and a machine does the work. With this type of table the doctor is doing the stretching and it is done by the doctor’s tissue tension sense and to the patient’s tolerance. We never take our patients past the point of tolerable pain.

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