Recent News & Updates

  • Arthritis Causes more Bodily Injury In Accidents

    It has often been said that if an accident, patient/client has pre-existing arthritis (degenerative disc/joint disease, sponylosis ) that the ensuing bodily injury was most likely pre-existing. That couldn’t be further from the truth. As an example, if a 22 year old body builder in excellent health, and a 90 year old man that is…

  • Spondylolisthesis – What Is That?

    Spondylolisthesis – What Is That?

    Spondylolisthesis, or a slipped vertebra (as opposed to a slipped disk or herniated disk), is when one vertebra slips or slides forwards on the vertebra below, which can occur for a number of reasons including getting older (“degenerative spondylolisthesis”) or trauma (from a fracture in the back of the vertebra called the “pars interarticularis”). Additionally,…

  • Bulging Disc

    Bulging Disc

    A bulging disc is like a jelly donut, picture in your mind a jelly donut, plump with strawberry filling. Comparing the discs in your back to jelly donuts gives you an idea of what happens when a disc herniates. Have you ever set a box of donuts on your office chair, only to absentmindedly plop…

  • Whiplash – Where is the Pain Coming From?

    Whiplash is a slang term for an injury to the neck that’s typically associated with a motor vehicle collision (MVC). A better term for “whiplash” is “whiplash associated disorder” (WAD) as it includes specific history and exam findings. There are usually two phases to an MVC: 1) an acceleration phase that is followed by 2)…

  • Neck Pain – The MOST Important Exercises (Part 1)

    Neck pain can occur for many different reasons, but what can you do about it? That’s the BIG question! As discussed last month, exercise training is an important part of the chiropractic management process. Let’s take a close look at which exercises are MOST important with respect to self-management strategies.There are several goals or reasons…

  • How to Prevent Whiplash! (Part 3)

    Previously, we discussed the topic of whiplash prevention which included the importance of a properly positioned head restraint, airbags, seat belts, and anti-lock braking systems. This month, we will conclude this important topic! Electronic Stability Control (ESC): The importance of the ESC safety feature becomes VERY APPARENT when you start to lose control on snow…

  • Fibromyalgia and HOW TO IMPROVE SLEEP!

    Last month, we reported some exciting news about the link between fibromyalgia (FM) and the importance of sleep, particularly getting to the deep sleep stage. However, we did not discuss the various strategies that YOU can use to improve your quality of sleep. Let’s take a look! Establishing a consistent and better sleep pattern is…

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) develops from a nerve problem in the wrist (the median nerve) and is NOT a “muscle problem” like some people believe. That is not to say the median nerve cannot be trapped and pinched by muscles. When this occurs, the condition is labeled with a different name, depending on which muscle(s)…

  • How to Prevent Whiplash! (Part 2)

    Last month, we covered the importance of your car seat’s head restraint for preventing whiplash. This month, let’s discuss additional measures one can take… AIRBAGS: In addition to a correctly positioned head restraint, having a vehicle that is equipped with airbags has been described as “essential in the prevention of injuries and/or death,” especially in…

  • Fibromyalgia and the Importance of Sleep

    One of the most frustrating symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM) is the inability to get a good night’s sleep! Recently, at a Harvard-sponsored conference on the subject of pain, it was stated that “…no one should have to live in constant pain with what is known about pain management in this day and age (paraphrased).” Many…

  • The Challenges of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common “peripheral neuropathies” patients have when they visit a chiropractor for the first time. Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is defined as “…damage or disease affecting nerves, which may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function, or other aspects of health, depending on the type of nerve affected.”…

  • Neck Pain – Management Strategies

    As discussed last month, when you make an appointment for a chiropractic evaluation for your neck pain, your doctor of chiropractic will provide both in-office procedures as well as teach you many self-help approaches so that as a “team”, together WE can manage your neck pain or headache complaint to a satisfying end-point. So, what…

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More


Get the latest updates about VAX-D, herniated disc treatment and other solutions to failed back surgeries.

Our FREE daily E-mail Newsletter features information about various new Health topics, as well as VAX-D, the revolutionary, non-surgical, low-back treatment As well as health tips to start off your day, and a quote of the day.

Visit Our Blog

Visit our blog — New articles every month!

Learn about news and advances in disc, back & joint therapy using VAX-D  for treatment of herniated disc, bulging disc, failed back surgery, degenerated disc, chronic low back pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis.

Listen To Our Show

Every Wednesday: Listen to our radio show “Back Talk” on 620 AM KBH

Ask Dr. Peduzzi how VAX-D treatment for herniated disc, bulging disc, failed back surgery, degenerated disc, chronic low back pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis can help you.

(Clicking the button will take you to the 620 AM KBH website.)