AMA CPT® Assistant - 2004 Issue 11 (November)

Vertebral Axial Decompression Therapy (November 2004)

November 2004 page 9 Coding Communication:Vertebral Axial Decompression Therapy Four out of five adults will experience back pain at some time in their life. The lower, or lumbar, spine is a complex system that connects the upper body to the lower body. This is an important part of the spine as it provides both mobility and strength. Mobility allows movements such as turning, twisting, or bending, and strength enables a person to stand, walk, and lift. Proper functioning of the lower back is needed for almost all activities of daily living. Pain in the lower back can restrict activity...

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