Spine specialist, Dr. Dan Shuman shares a new non-surgical advanced treatment technology that he is now utilizing in his office.
Dr. Dan Shuman is a board-certified chiropractor, fully licensed and insured to practice in Georgia. He is also a certified chiropractic sports practitioner (CCSP) and possesses post-doctoral certifications in soft tissue techniques, functional movement assessment, and many others. Dr. Shuman brings years of experience and expertise to his practice and is eager to help his patients experience a better life by reducing their pain and helping them achieve their health goals.
Chicago spine specialist, Dr. Dan Satinsky shares his excitement in treating several cases with Cox Technic.
Dr. Dan Satinsky graduated from National University of Health Sciences in August of 2017. He did a clerkship during his last semester at NUHS at Bay Pines VA hospital in Florida. There he was able to work in the Pain Management and Rehabilitation department. Dr.Satinsky started his practice Third Coast Chiropractic in Buffalo Grove, IL in October of 2017. They expanded into a larger office August 2018. Also, Dr. Dan is a third degree blackbelt and has competed in the World Championships for Judo as well as the Olympic Trials in 2008. He is still currently training and planning to start competing again. Dr. Satinsky officially received certification in Cox Technic last year and just got his first Cox 8 table last month. He says, "It has been nothing short of amazing! Our goal is to continue to change the lives of families and improve their quality of life in the Northern suburbs of Chicago. "
Dr. Kris Cambie from the Netherlands shares a story of a patient with multi-level cervical disc herniations.
Dr. Kris Cambie is a registered chiropractor with the Dutch Chiropractic Association, working in the Netherlands. He graduated in 2001 from the Anglo-European Chiropractic College. He furthered his studies after graduation, with a specific interest in the Cox® flexion decompression manipulation technique. Currently he is one of only three chiropractors in the Netherlands that are certified in this furthered speciality. He has two succesful practices that are equipped with Cox® series 8 tables. The practices are multidisciplinary based. They feature physiotherapy, podiatry, dietitian, personal training and massage therapy, with the intention to create a personal, well-rounded, evidence based rehab centre for each patient.
Italian spine specialist, Dr. Roberto Branca shares a story of an active woman with back pain complicated by adult scoliosis.
Dr. Roberto Branca graduated in 2005 at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Bournemouth, UK. Since then, he has worked in private practice in Bournemouth and Southampton for a few years before moving back to Italy and starting up his own clinic in 2012. His favorite treatment choices are Cox technic, soft tissue work and active release, and he is also certified for applying kinesiotape. He is keen on functional training and rehabilitation, often integrating an exercise plan with a cycle of treatments. He is a former swimmer and now enjoys doing pilates and cross-training.
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Hong Kong, spine specialist Dr. Matty Wong shares an interesting story of a 40 year-old housewife with a sudden onset of face pain.
Dr. Matty F.Y. Wong is a registered chiropractor in the USA and Hong Kong. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from National University of Health Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1993. She undertook further certified program in Cox® Decompression Manipulation and brought this state of the art spinal care to Hong Kong as the first actively certified Cox® practitioner.
Spine specialist, Dr. Kim Lombardy shares a story of a patient with hip and leg pain that still continues to have pain after her hip replacement.
About Dr. Lombardy
Dr. Kim Lombardy is a native of Sandusky, Ohio. After suffering from chronic pain and illness, stemming from a childhood accident, and being under medical care for 20 years, he was referred to a local Sandusky chiropractor, Dr. Vince Darr. After a series of spinal adjustments, Dr. Lombardy's pain began to recede, and his health was restored. He was so impressed that he changed his major from Pre-Veterinary Medicine to Pre-Chiropractic. After completing his undergraduate studies at Bowling Green State University, he enrolled in Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, where he graduated in 1980. Dr. Lombardy moved to Augusta, GA, and opened Woodland Chiropractic Life Center which later became Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. He practiced for 29 years before being appointed Assistant Clinical Professor in the Orthopedic Department of the Medical College of Georgia, the first chiropractor to obtain that position in the history of MCG. After two years he returned to private practice. Dr. Lombardy served as Vice-President of the Georgia Chiropractic Association for three years. He has the highest level of training in Activator Methods (painless instrument adjusting) and Cox® Technic for disc problems.
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A certified nursing assistant suffers a severe neck injury as a result of an auto accident. Spine specialist, Dr. Jeremy Heidt and the patient tell her story of recovery using Cox® Technic.
Dr. Heidt is Certified in Cox Decompression Adjustment and Manipulation Technic. This is a gentle technique used for treating many spinal conditions ranging from mild Low Back Pain to more severe cases of Back and Neck Pain such as Disc Herniations, Spinal Stenosis, along with many more conditions. Only 5-10% of chiropractors have completed the training to become certified in this technique. Dr. Jeremy has attended hands on training with certified doctors and most recently attended an Honor's Seminar in Philadelphia with the goal of bringing his patient's expert spinal care.
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Australian spine specialist, Dr. Cameron McConville shares a story of a 67 year-old retired taxi driver with severe lower back and leg pain. Dr. McConville's specialized treatment quickly returned this patient to his normal activities.
Dr. McConville graduated from the RMIT Bachelor course in 1993. Following his graduation, he spent his first 5 years in Geelong. It was during that period that Cameron focused his learning on soft tissue disorders and their relationship with chronic spinal dysfunction. Muscle treatments and exercise rehabilitative therapy became a central focus of his treatments and he continues this unique approach today.
Through ongoing professional education and training Dr. McConville has expanded his expertise and knowledge in the management of spinal disorders. Advances in the treatment of severe spinal cases led Cameron to the USA where he has undertaken further studies in the theory and application of Cox Technic. Dr. McConville is pleased to be one of just a handful of certified Cox practitioners in Australia. Certified Cox practitioners are regarded for their evidence-based approach to the management of spinal disorders. Dr. McConville has special interest in the management of sciatica, chronic low back, neck pain and headaches.
A 56 year old runner experienced worsening back pain after a run. Spine specialist, Dr. Shawn Nelson explains the cause of his pain and his road to recovery.
About Dr. Nelson
My journey to becoming a Chiropractor began with me as a patient in my early teens. I was being treated for some debilitating migraine headaches that would take my vision from me. The care I was receiving significantly reduced this.
I finished my education graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa March of 2002. I have practiced in Michigan continuously since then. My wife and I have 2 boys and a girl which keeps us very active. I have been helping to coach my son’s wrestling club in the winters as well.
I have treated every type of patient possible from all 3 of my kids within 2 hours of their birth, to professional athletes, to motor vehicle injuries, to my oldest a fascinating 110 year old woman who was a burlesque dancer in Paris France in World War II. Given my own experiences in athletics, with my own significant injuries, I have a wealth of experience in treating all aspects of the spine. I also have a specialized technique for treatment of the shoulder. I employ over 10 techniques for adjusting the spine, and work tirelessly to find the technique that is right for each patient. I utilize a mechanically vitalistic view of the body. It is a beautiful machine that can do amazing things functionally, but only if it’s structure (the spine) is in its optimum condition.
Toronto spine specialist, Dr. David Homer shares a story of a very painful neck condition called spasmodic torticollis or wry neck.
Dr. Homer graduated from Life University in 1997 with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and was honored as a National Dean’s List scholar (ranking within the nations top 1% of academic scholars). He was head of the radiology department at one of Life Universities’ clinics, and was hire to teach adjusting technique at the university. Dr. Homer also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York.
Dr. Homer previously maintained a family practice in Atlanta prior to returning to Toronto, Canada. He has practiced in Toronto for the past ten years and is the proprietor of Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.
Dr. Homer has lectured internationally on such topics as health and wellness, chiropractic and work place stress. His emphasis is on looking at lifestyle challenges as they affect his patient’s health and treating the body as a whole.
Dr. Homer has worked with a wide range of athletes from high school to professional sports, including Olympic and NFL athletes, and pro-snowboarders; as well as many from the film, theatre, and music professions.
Spine specialist, Dr. David Atiyeh shares a story of a gentleman struggling to find answers for his perianal pain.
Dr. Atiyeh at Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is committed to helping you regain and then maintain your quality of life, devoid of spine and extremity pain.
He offers specific protocols for spinal pain relief that are well-researched, well-documented, repeatedly-published and clinically-effective: Cox Technic Flexion-Distraction and Decompression Adjusting Manipulation. The protocols were started 48 years ago by Dr. James M. Cox in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Cox Technic protocols have evolved as clinical application demands and research studies dictate. We are proud to offer cutting-edge, 21st century, non-surgical spinal pain relief.
Spine specialist, Dr. Dean Greenwood shares two stories of two different women both with neck and arm pain.
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Spine specialist, Dr. James Schantz shares a story of an owner of a landscaping business and his unusual cause of back pain.
When the nation’s top chiropractic organizations teamed up with Prevention Magazine to honor six U.S. doctors with the Chiropractic Award of Excellence, they chose Dr. Schantz. He was selected to represent the pinnacle of community service and clinical excellence for the Southeast. Dr. Schantz has been twice honored by the Georgia Chiropractic Association as Humanitarian of the Year- a distinction shared with former President Jimmy Carter. Dr. Schantz volunteers his time with Flying Doctors of America, having performed chiropractic on medical missions to Peru, Guatemala, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Dr. Schantz is one the few chiropractors in the State of Georgia Certified to treat patients using the Cox Technic Flexion-Distraction and Decompression protocols. This method is based on significant clinical research as well as clinical documentation. These protocols were started 48 years ago by Dr. James Cox. At our office, we are very proud to be offering this cutting-edge, non-surgical pain relief method.
Dr. Schantz graduated with honors in 1986 from the nation’s leading chiropractic school, the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago. He has completed CEUs at Harvard Medical School in Low Back Pain, Sciatica, and Mind-Body Medicine. He is also Cox Technic Certified. Dr. Schantz has been a member of the American Chiropractic Association Sports Injuries and Fitness Council and the Federation of International Sport Chiropractors. He has trained as a Certified Golf Conditioning Expert. Dr. Schantz serves as an External Faculty Member for Life University School of Chiropractic, mentoring student interns.
In his free time, Dr. Schantz enjoys rock climbing, kayaking, running, biking, yoga and volunteer work with his friends and family.
Spine specialist, Dr. James Cox shares two stories of difficult neck conditions treated successfully with Cox® Technic.
Dr. Cox is the developer of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation and the proud participant in the on-going federal research projects involving the National University of Health Sciences, Palmer College of Chiropractic Research Center, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, Auburn University, etc. He is a member of the postgraduate faculty of the National University of Health Sciences and has been privileged to speak for many chiropractic associations throughout the world. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Chiropractic Radiology and a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic. Honorary degrees include Doctor of Letters (NUHS) and honorary Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Now, in his own office in Fort Wayne, he is most excited to gather cases to share with his colleagues who have a desire to go the next step for their patients’ care via the mini-workshops and webinars and seminars.
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Dr. Harry Adelson shares a story of a gentleman with chronic back who responds to stem cell injection therapy. Dr. Adelson was one of the very early adopters of stem cell medicine for the treatment of pain. He has performed nearly 5,000 stem cell procedures, placing him solidly among the most experienced in the world with the use of stem cells for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Dr. Adelson began his training in regenerative injection therapy in 1998 while in his final year at The National College of Naturopathic Medicine, in Portland, Oregon.During his residency program in Integrative Medicine at the Yale/Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, he volunteered after hours in a large homeless shelter in Bridgeport, Connecticut, providing regenerative injection therapies to the medically underserved while gaining valuable experience. He opened Docere Clinics in Salt Lake City in 2002 and from day one, his practice has been 100% regenerative injection therapies for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions. In 2006 he incorporated platelet rich plasma and ultrasound-guided injection into his armamentarium, in 2010, bone marrow aspirate concentrate and adipose-derived stem cells, and in 2013, fluoroscopic-guided injection (motion X-ray). Since February of 2010, Dr. Adelson has performed over 4,000 bone marrow and adipose-derived adult stem cell procedures, placing him among those most experienced in the world with use of autologous stem cells for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions.
Dr. Christophe Dean discusses a disc case that requires doctors to work together for the best outcome for the patient.
Dr. Dean has been practicing since 1975. After studying at Pennsylvania State University, he went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. In 2007, he earned the Michigan Association of Chiropractors’s award for Chiropractor of the Year.
In 1978, Dr. Dean took his first seminar from Activator Methods International. He became an Activator Methods instructor in 1996. He now teaches this state-of-the-art technique to chiropractors around the country. He is also certified in Cox Technic.
While his patients come from all walks of life, Dr. Dean’s practice has always been popular with performers and athletes. “My daughter was a figure skater and she would bring her friends to my office who had various skating-related injuries,” recalls Dr. Dean. “This developed into a particular focus for my practice.”
Dr. Dean was the synchronized skating team chiropractor for Team Élan, of the Detroit Skating Club, and served as medical staff for national competitions. He has also treated professional and competitive dancers. Dr. Dean has helped performers in the touring casts of Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and Mamma Mia. Many Hollywood and New York performers will seek an Activator Chiropractor while performing in Detroit. He has also treated NHL players and a number of national recording stars.
“Dancers and athletes will come for relief of an injury, but they soon see improvements in flexibility, balance and strength,” says Dr. Dean.
On this episode, spine specialist Dr. Ted Siciliano explains what a synovial cyst is and how it can cause low back pain. More importantly, Dr. Siciliano discusses the treatment options for this condition.
Dr. Ted Siciliano has been in active practice for 35 years in the Manahawkin, NJ area. Dr. Siciliano is a long-time certified Cox Technic practitioner who attends courses regularly to keep up on all the latest in research, biomechanics, and application of Cox Technic protocols. He has written several case reports for the monthly Cox Technic Case Report publication and shares cases at Cox Seminars on a regular basis. He conducts practical, hands-on workshops with his colleagues at his Mayetta, New Jersey office.
Prominent Nashville spine specialist, Dr. Casey Bearden shares a story of a Marine veteran suffering with lower back pain and leg pain who also had had two previous neck surgeries.
Dr. Bearden's Story
Several years ago I developed a severe low back condition known as a “bulged or herniated disc.” It progressed quickly and the pain I felt at certain times was so piercing that I couldn’t tie my own tennis shoes. I feared my future career and active family life would be at risk if the disability continued. I definitely considered my options, with surgery being the only one presented by the surgeon I saw. I decided against surgery. It just didn’t make sense to me to undergo back surgery without trying other treatments first.
A friend encouraged me to try some treatments from a chiropractor. I took his advice and went for my very first chiropractic examination. The doctor examined me, took some photos, and then “adjusted” my spine. I anticipated the adjustment would be painful, but it was not. It actually felt good in that it provided some relief. I was able to bend over and utilize my back once again. This experience triggered my interest in studying learning more about how chiropractors help with so many different injuries and chronic conditions. I soon enrolled in chiropractic school. That is how it all started… It is strange how life is. It is hard to believe that my herniated disc treatment resulted in me having the opportunity to help others with back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpel tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, chronic pain, shoulder/arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, neuropathy and numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, just to name a few.
Spine specialist, Dr. Troy McColman discusses the causes and treatments of spinal stenosis.
Spine specialist, Dr. Lonny Skjervheim and his patient share a story of a disc herniation causing sciatica.
Earning his doctorate in chiropractic, Dr. Skjervheim is a 1991 graduate of the Northwestern Health Science University, College of Chiropractic. He is an active member of the Washington State Chiropractic Association, the American Board of Sports Chiropractic Physicians, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Along with his staff at Bellevue Sports and Family Chiropractic, Dr. Skjervheim offers his services to residents who live in the Bellevue, Washington, community as well as many of the nearby neighborhoods.
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On this episode, spine specialist Dr. Vincent Pankonin shares a story along with his patient about chronic back pain.
Dr. Pankonin has been in practice since 1993 and received his training at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minn. As a doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Pankonin diagnoses and treats alignment and pain problems that affect the muscles, bones, and nerves of the body resulting from occupational stresses, sports injuries, and accidents. He joined Perham Health in 2003 after ten years of private practice. Dr. Pankonin treats the most difficult spine conditions using Cox Technic.
Spine specialist, Dr. Timothy Smith talks with us about a patient who tries everything she can think of to try to get rid of her leg pain.
Spine specialist, Dr. Kevin Moriarty and his patient share a successful resolution of spine pain following a compression fracture.
Dr. Moriarty opened his office in 1987, located at 505 West Hollis Street in Nashua, treating the Greater Nashua Community with compassionate, effective, reliable health care. The practice is open to all age groups for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and whole health wellness care. Dr. Moriarty maintains a special interest in the treatment of athletes and their sports related injuries.
Dr. Moriarty graduated from the National College of Chiropractic located in Lombard, IL, in 1986. He received a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Human Biology. Prior to attending Chiropractic College, Dr. Moriarty received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in physical education from Springfield College, Springfield, MA, in 1980.
In addition to his professional education, Dr. Moriarty completed a 300 hour post-graduate program in the evaluation and treatment of sports injuries. Dr. Moriarty maintains certification through The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Provider (CCSP). Dr. Moriarty is certified in Cox Technic.
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Spine specialist, Dr. Joseph Pritchett treats a skeptical low back pain patient following an automobile accident.
Dr. Pritchett practices in Baton Rouge, LA in a multi-disciplinary setting. He focuses on treating difficult spine conditions with conservative treatment, such as Cox Technic flexion/distraction spinal decompression manipulation, dry needling, graston technique, myofascial release, and other physical modalities.
Spine specialist, Dr. Chris Osterlitz and his patient, Roger share their stories of a successful outcome of conservative treatment for neck pain in this patient with a previous neck surgery.
In 1990, Chris received his bachelors of science in Human Biology from Plattsburgh State University in Plattsburgh, New York. In 1994, he completed his license for massage therapy and began private practice. In 1995, he received his doctorate in Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Through the years, Chris has developed a multifaceted approach to evaluating and treating patients. His techniques include Cox spinal decompression, drop table and manual chiropractic for spine and extremities, Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial Release/Unwinding, Clinical/Functional Nutrition programs and rehabilitative exercise programs. Chris blends these Chiropractic and soft tissue therapies as each patient requires or requests. He incorporates many of the above techniques with most patients as the treatment plan progresses. Clear communication and respect for the patient's needs and requests are of great importance. Chiropractic adjustments are performed with full awareness of the patient and gentle adjustments are utilized as a first option. Chris is a member of the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Washington State Chiropractic Association and Oregon Chiropractic Association.