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  • The Dangers of Flip-Flops

    Story at-a-glance The unstructured nature of flip-flops can cause a host of physical problems, such as athlete’s foot, bone stress and fallen arches Wearing flip-flops can expose your feet to bacterial, viral and fungal infections, especially when your feet get particularly dirty, not to mention problems like tripping, bad posture and slipping when they get…

  • Natural Remedies for the Prevention of Dry Eyes

    Story at-a-glance More women than men suffer from a diagnosis of dry eye that often feels as if there is something gritty in the eye and may leave the sufferer at increased risk of infection Your tears are made of three different layers of fluid secreted from three different glands around your eyes; you can…

  • Should You Microwave Your Underwear?

    Story at-a-glance Washing your clothes may present challenges you did not imagine, as detergents deposit toxic chemicals without killing bacteria, which means your machine is not sanitizing or cleaning your clothes like you may have believed Although some research demonstrates using a microwave for five minutes on clean, damp undergarments may kill yeast and some…

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    Sugar During Pregnancy Linked to Allergies

    Story at-a-glance Allergies are a sign your body’s immune system is working overtime; consuming sugar during pregnancy may increase your child’s risk of developing allergies and asthma Sugar has a profound effect on the health of your growing baby, and may increase your own risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, hypertension and brain-related disorders as well…

  • How to Recognize Nutrient Deficiencies

    Story at-a-glance – Signs of nutrient deficiencies include cracks at the corners of your mouth, a red scaly rash on your face, hair loss, muscle cramps, tingling in your hands and feet, and more Some of the most widespread nutrient deficiencies in Americans include magnesium, choline, vitamin D, B vitamins, and omega-3 fats Green Tea…

  • Drugged Driving Now Causes More Fatal Crashes Than Drunk Driving

    Story at-a-glance One in 4 Americans reports knowing someone addicted to opioids, and driving under the influence of these and other drugs has become a serious problem, now causing more fatal car crashes than drunk driving Prescription and/or illegal drugs were involved in 43 percent of fatal car crashes in 2015; 37 percent involved illegal…

  • What Does Sugar Do to Your Brain?

      Story at-a-glance– The overconsumption of sugar is increasingly being linked to brain-related health issues such as depression, learning disorders, memory problems and overeating Research suggests consumption of sugar and sweets can trigger reward and craving states in your brain similar to addictive drugs Not all sugars have the identical effects. Fructose has been shown…

  • Falling Is Taking a Toll on Elderly Brains

    Story at-a-glance– Among U.S. adults aged 75 and older, 1 in 45 suffered from a brain injury that led to an emergency room visit, hospitalization or death in 2013 This is a 76 percent increase from 2007 — with the primary cause being falls Regular exercise, protecting your vision health and removing home hazards can…

  • The Cholesterol Myth Has Been Busted — Yet Again

    Story at-a-glance– A 40-year-old previously unpublished trial shows that while replacing saturated fat with vegetable oil lowered total cholesterol by 14 percent, for every 30 point drop in total cholesterol there was a 22 percent increased chance of death Many other trials have also found that replacing saturated fats with vegetable oils increase mortality risk…

  • Arthritis Causes More Bodily Injury in Accidents

    It has often been said that an accident involving a patient has pre-existing arthritis that the ensuing bodily injury was likely pre-existing, That couldn’t be further from the truth. As an example, if a 22 year-old body-builder and a 90 year-old man that is 4 foot 2 inches and riddled with arthritis are both in…

  • 33 tips to a good night’ s sleep

    Optimizing Your Sleep Sanctuary Sleep in complete darkness, or as close to it as possible. Even the tiniest bit of light in the room can disrupt your internal clock and your pineal gland’s production of melatonin and serotonin. Even the tiniest glow from your clock radio could be interfering with your sleep. This will help…

Pittsburgh’s VAX-D & Low Back Pain Specialists

American Back Center specializes in disc, back & joint conditions and offer free doctor consultations. We are the Pittsburgh area’s leading practitioner of the revolutionary VAX-D therapy system. VAX-D is instrumental in treating herniated discs, bulging discs, failed back surgery, degenerated discs, chronic low back pain, sciatica and spinal stenosis. In addition we also offer therapy & rehabilitation services. We have over 38 years experience and our state-of-the-art facilities are designed with your comfort and rehabilitation in mind

What is VAX-D Therapy?

VAX-D ® Treatment is designed to relieve pressure on structures that may be causing low back pain. It relieves the pain associated with herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome and radicular pain.

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Is VAX-D Right for Me?

With herniated and degenerated discs, the escaped nucleus pulposus may be completely retracted back into the disc by the tenth session, which can result in significant pain relief. However, pain reduction does not mean the disc has fully healed.  A full recovery is vital in order to prevent re-injury.

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How Does VAX-D Work?

VAX-D ® Treatment provides relief for patients suffering from the common causes of low back pain and radicular pain. These conditions include discs that are herniated or degenerated, as well as posterior facet syndrome. Also Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, and Failed Back Surgery. VAX-D addresses the structural cause of your disc problem, not just the symptoms, correcting the problem. VAX-D is backed by real science, with real results.

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What To Expect With VAX-D

At the beginning of each session, you will be comfortably fitted with VAX-D’s patented pelvis harness shown in clinical studies to achieve optimal decompression of the lumbar spine.Patients may choose to receive their treatment lying face-down or on their back.

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