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  • Diagnosed with Chronic Pain, here’s what you need to know

    100 million Americans battle chronic pain on a regular basis, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. If you’re one of these people, then your odds of victory increase with every bit of knowledge you gain about your enemy.  So, in this post, we’ll explore some of chronic pain’s causes. We’ll consider how to…

  • Are You Ready for the Darkest Day of the Year?

    Story at-a-glance December/January is an ideal time to test your vitamin D level, to establish your annual low. For optimal health and disease prevention, a level between 60 and 80 ng/mL appears to be ideal Having a vitamin D level below 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) may raise your risk for depression by as much…

  • Big Pharma Tries to Monopolize CBD Oil Market

    Story at-a-glance The cannabinoids in cannabis — cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — work by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body The fact that your body is replete with cannabinoid receptors, key to so many biological functions, is why there’s such enormous medical potential for cannabis South Dakota has…

  • Essential Exercises for IT Band-Related Pain

    Story at-a-glance Most people have never heard the term iliotibial band, often shortened to IT band, and those who have, often — and mistakenly — think it refers to a muscle that needs stretched or worked out, which is a wrong assumption Even doctors sometimes misdiagnose hip or thigh pain, which are usually caused by…

  • Tips for Making Your Thanksgiving Dinner as Healthy as Possible

    Story at-a-glance For a healthful Thanksgiving dinner, opt for organic pasture-raised turkey, organic vegetables, and organic potatoes. Items best forgone include stuffing and bread, while canned cranberry sauce can be replaced with fresh, raw cranberries, and simmered bone broth is a healthy replacement for gravy While white meat is typically more popular than dark meat,…

  • What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Gluten?

    Story at-a-glance Gluten is a protein that’s made of glutenin and gliadin molecules that form an elastic bond in the presence of water Gluten intolerance is a condition wherein a person’s immune system responds abnormally to gluten. It may often be confused with celiac disease (another gluten-related disorder) or simply thought of as a wheat…

  • How Dehydration Affects Your Brain Function

    Story at-a-glance Your body contains about 11 gallons of water: Your blood is 85 percent water; your muscles 80 percent; your brain 75 percent and your bones are 25 percent water, which illustrates the importance water plays in your health Drinking 16 ounces of water can raise your metabolic rate by as much as 30…

  • Spondylolisthesis – What Is That?

    What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Gluten?

    Story at-a-glance Gluten is a protein that’s made of glutenin and gliadin molecules that form an elastic bond in the presence of water Gluten intolerance is a condition wherein a person’s immune system responds abnormally to gluten. It may often be confused with celiac disease (another gluten-related disorder) or simply thought of as a wheat…

  • Avoiding and Treating Headaches

    Story at-a-glance A quick workout may be able to stop your headache from progressing, possibly because it triggers the release of pain-reducing neurotransmitters Gently massaging your temples, neck, and scalp may help you relieve a tension headache (try adding in a drop of peppermint essential oil too) Allergies are more common in people with headaches,…

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American Back Center specializes in disc, back & joint conditions. 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 for a wide number of back and joint related conditions.

We have 50+ years experience and our state-of-the-art facilities are designed with your comfort and health in mind.

Our drug free, non-invasive, treatment plan is FDA approved and covered by many medical insurance plans.

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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 , radicular pain, spinal stenosis, and failed surgery.

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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. The procedure is extremely comfortable, many fall asleep during the treatment. We have had patients as old as 96 years of age receive the treatment.

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