Frequently Asked Questions
Q: 1)What does the V.D.P. really do and accomplish on the spine?
A: The V.D.P. incorporates the flexion – distraction technique in a hand-held instrument, eliminating the need for awkward, hard to master and expensive tables. The V.D.P. has pre-setting, which eliminates the mistake of opening the posterior elements of the involved vertebrae too much. This can enhance and make the disc lesion worse. The V.D.P. offers tremendous precision and control with each application. Doctor of Chiropractic can safely separate only the posterior aspects of the involved vertebrae.
Q: 2) Are there any studies that have been done to verify that the V.D.P. does what it is suppose to do?
A: Yes, there were fluoroscopy studies done in 1998 that did indeed show the V.D.P. does open up the posterior elements of the involved vertebrae while keeping the anterior portion of the involved vertebrae stationary. There are also a multitude of pre and post treatment MRIs taken that do show the disc lesion has retracted. There are also digitalized MRIs that show this. The initial findings were published in the peer-reviewed Journal, Chiropractic Technique in 1999. (See under Research Section)
Q: 3) Are there any Chiropractors currently using the V.D.P. in their every day practices?
A: There are thousands of sets of the V.D.P. being used by Chiropractors in all parts of the world where Chiropractic is part of the health care program. From the United States to Canada, to the Orient, Mexico, South Africa and many others.
Q: 4) What conditions are the V.D.P. used on?
A: The V.D.P. works on the two main causes of spinal pain and their origin. Research has shown that spinal pain comes from two main causes: The facet joint or the annular fibers of the disc. The V.D.P. can open any jammed facets as well as open up the posterior elements of the vertebrae while keeping the anterior portion of the involved vertebrae stationary.
This can create a hydrostatic pressure change within the nucleus pulposis of the involved disc, which can draw the herniated portion of the disc back to its normal anatomical boundary. It can also be used on any joint where compressive forces are involved – i.e. rib head subluxations. It is also being used on major contracted muscles where it decreases the myospasm which can be affecting the spine, and the muscles it is associated with – i.e. gluteus maximus.
It is also quite useful with Seniors who may not have a great deal of pain, but have either lost flexibility, or want to maintain what they have recovered.
It is a very safe and effective way to mobilize the spinal segments, potentially facilitating remodeling of fibrotic changes in the joints and improving imbibition in the IVD.
Q: 5) Do you have a Risk-Free Trial Program?
A: Yes, effective 7/20/09, we now offer a 30-Day Trial Period for doctors who purchase the Complete VDP Set that includes a Cervical instrument, Lumbar instrument and the instructional DVD and manual.
The Trial Period is not available for single instruments, and not does not apply to instruments purchased before 7/20/09.
A written request for a refund must be made by e-mail or in writing, within the first 30 days of purchase only. A $100 re-stocking fee applies. The refund minus any shipping costs and the re-stocking fee will be processed within 72 hours of our receipt of the VDP set.
Q: 6) I have a broken VDP, what do I do?
A: The VDP’s are very reliable instruments, with very few problems reported. However a few doctors have broken the tips on some older instruments. For instruments within the one-year warranty period, please mail your instrument, with a note regarding whatever problem you are having to our engineer below. It will be repaired or replaced and return shipped to you at no charge.
For instruments beyond the one-year warranty period, we now offer a repair or replacement service. Our manufacturing engineer charges $129US for that. Simply pack it up and send it directly to our engineer with a check for $129US made to Don Pesavento.
The engineer will get them back to you ASAP.
Alternatively, if you need a working VDP ASAP, you can order a new single VDP on the website store at www.vdpump.com
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