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  • 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    Story at-a-glance– A 40-year-old previously unpublished trial shows that while replacing saturated fat with vegetable oil lowered total cholesterol by 14 percent, for every 30 point drop in total cholesterol there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…

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome During Pregnancy

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome During Pregnancy

    While Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is usually characterized as a repetitive stress injury, it can also be caused by pregnancy. In fact, CTS is a common complaint among pregnant women due to the increase in fluid build-up in the tissues, including the forearms and wrist. Edema is the technical term for fluid build-up, and it…

  • What’s the Best Mattress for Your Back?

    Have you ever wondered “What type of mattress is best for my back?” Between the many types of mattresses available on the market—foam, coiled, water, as well as combinations of all these, not to forget further options between soft, medium, or firm—where do we begin? All of these variables make finding the right one truly…

  • How Does Neck Pain Cause Headaches?

    Headaches can arise from many different causes. A partial list includes stress, lack of sleep, allergies, neck trauma (particularly sports injuries and car accidents), and more. In some cases, the cause may be unknown.A unique common denominator of headaches has to do with cervical spine anatomy, in particular the upper part of the neck. There…

  • Chronic Low Back Pain: Which Treatment Is More Effective?

    For patients with chronic low back pain (cLBP), treatment guidelines recommend a non-surgical approach as the FIRST-LINE treatment. Ideally, the goal would be to avoid an initial surgery unless it’s absolutely indicated. That means, unless there is loss of bowel or bladder control or retention (which represents a medical emergency) or if there is progressive…

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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