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The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson

The Back Doctors podcast is weekly conversations with doctors from around the world sharing patient stories as they inform, educate, and offer hope for the millions of people who have back pain.
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May 23, 2022

Dr. Danielle Peebles shares a story of a 50-year-old woman with menorrhagia and back pain.

Dr. Danielle Peebles, D.C., Chiropractic Physician

As an author and Chiropractic physician, Dr. Peebles is a trailblazer in her field helping to tackle health care disparities through chiropractic care.  Education has always been the mainstay of Dr. Peebles' life.  After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from St. Louis University, she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic at Logan University. 

Dr. Peebles' dedication to education is expressed in many avenues.  Her dedication extends to teaching at St. Louis College of Health Careers where she stresses the importance of core courses such as mathematics.  She is the author of Sex Sent Me To The Chiropractor, which comedically teaches you the benefits of chiropractic care; and she also serves the African American community through other organizations, such as Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the YMCA O'Fallon Park , where she is a board member.

Resources:

Dr. Peebles website

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May 17, 2022

Spine specialist, Dr. Jeremy Heidt shares a story of a woman with severe sciatic who came to his office after going to the ER.

My name is Dr. Jeremy Heidt.  It is a personal experience with chiropractic care for a back injury and sports treatment that I had my first experience with chiropractic care. 

At the age of 14, I suffered from severe low back pain and migraine headaches. I had a spinal fusion surgery recommended for me at the age of 15. Through chiropractic care and giving my back time to heal I saw improvements in both my lower back and migraine headaches and was able to avoid a spinal surgery. This personal experience got me involved in chiropractic and I believe the personal and professional experience is what makes our clinic unique.

In the past 10 years of treating patients, I have learned that paying attention to the little things in treatment can have a huge impact. I have learned manual chiropractic adjustments, combined with soft tissue therapies, and rehab exercises as needed can truly make a difference in patient's lives, myself included.

Whether it's helping a patient walk with less pain, that ability to get on the floor to play with their grandkids, recovering from a sports injury, or avoiding a back surgery, these goals are what makes going to work each day enjoyable.

It is my goal to get the most efficient response possible for each patient. Whether it's using chiropractic adjustments to improve function and decrease pain, soft tissue therapies, flexion distraction/decompression, or rehab exercises/plans. I truly believe we have the tools available to make a difference with our patients and have them leaving our office better than when they came in.

I grew up in Dickinson, North Dakota. Graduated from college at the University of North Dakota and graduated from Chiropractic School at Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington, MN. 

After spending 14 years in Minnesota and owning Midwest Chiropractic and Wellness in Eden Prairie, MN for 8.5 years Jenny and I made the decision to move back to North Dakota to be closer to our family and have our girls, Finley and Emery, closer to home.

I am certified in Cox Flexion Distraction/Decompression, (The only chiropractor in North Dakota with the certification and 5-10% of chiropractors being certified nationwide.) I am also certified in a technique called FAKTR that uses multiple soft tissue therapies (Cupping, Instrument Assisted Tools, Functional Rehab Exercises) to get patients better.

I enjoy treating a wide variety of issues from Acute and Chronic Neck and Back Pain, Disc Herniations, Scoliosis, Facet Syndromes and extremity issues such as shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle issues.

Resources:

Dr. Heidt's website

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May 10, 2022

Dr. Brian Joves gives a presentation that includes information on indirect spinal decompression, spinal cord stimulation, and radio frequency ablation.

Dr. Brian Joves is double board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He specializes in spine and chronic pain disorders and is the Chief of Pain Management for Hill Physicians. 

Dr. Joves completed his ACGME accredited Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles/ WLA VHA, and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California, Davis. He earned his Medical Degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, his Master’s degree in Medical Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Biology from UC Davis. 

Dr. Joves believes in a comprehensive approach to pain management: emphasizing education and physical modalities, while utilizing medications, interventions, as well as complementary/alternative medicine approaches to achieve functional restoration and improve his patients’ quality of life. His professional interests include neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and dorsal root ganglion stimulation to treat neuropathic pain disorders. 

Dr. Joves believes strongly in education. He has helped develop the Spine & Nerve Podcast and YouTube Channel, works with pain medicine fellows across the country as a mentor, and lectures nationally on neuromodulation therapies.

In his spare time, Dr. Joves enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley and their three sons, running and other types of fitness activities, along with exploring the region’s great food, craft beer and wine.

Resources:

spinenerve.com

Spine and Nerve YouTube

Spine and Nerve Podcast

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May 2, 2022

What if back-pain relief was just a few steps away? Esther Gokhale’s work with posture and movement finds that just changing the way you sit, stand, lie down, and walk can eliminate your back pain. 
Esther grew up in India helping her mom treat orphaned babies and she studied biochemistry at college. Later, she became a licensed acupuncturist. So, when her own pain and herniated disc issues emerged, it motivated Esther to study how people move. 
“There were some seeds already sown in my brain that ‘there's something going on with people who live close to the ground that makes sense and that works.’ And so, when this horrible thing happened to me, it resonated for me to study techniques that changed the way you use your body,” Esther says.
Esther developed and trademarked the Gokhale Method, an eight-step plan to adjust your back’s curvature and movement from an S or C-shaped curve to a J-shaped curve. Esther found this technique by studying the common thread between ancient cultures and today’s primal cultures:
“If you go to your museums and you look at the Greek statues, they're doing exactly what these Ubong guys are doing, they look the same. And so why would that be? Well, the simplest explanation is that it is natural. That's why they converge on the same form. And we in modern times have just lost our way.”

Resources:

gokhalemethod.com

Getting Started with Gokhale Method on YouTube

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Apr 18, 2022

Spine specialist, Dr. Joseph D'Angiolillo shares a story about a man who minimizes this condition, but discovers his pain is caused by an unusual spinal tumor.

Dr. Joseph D’Angiolillo

"My education didn’t end when I became a chiropractor. It just began. Every year, I attend seminars and advanced training courses to stay up on the latest improvements in chiropractic techniques. And what I learn, I am able to put to immediate use in helping you get rid of your pain.”

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Joseph D’Angiolillo returned to his hometown, North Brunswick, and established the D’Angiolillo Chiropractic Center in 1985. In 2010 he relocated his office to Somerset, NJ. Located on the border of North Brunswick and Somerset. Since then he has been serving thousands of our residents in Somerset, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Franklin Township, New Brunswick, and the surrounding Central New Jersey communities.

To learn more about Dr. Joseph D’Angiolillo click here.

Resources:

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Apr 4, 2022

Spine specialist, Dr. Salvator Tocco in Cleveland shares a patient story from a referral from Dr. James Cox of Fort Wayne.  Dr. Tocco treats the son of a colleague with a disc extrusion and transitional segment with Cox Technic.

About Dr. Tocco:

Dr. Tocco received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the esteemed Life University, College of Chiropractic, Marietta, Georgia in 1985. He regularly attends conferences and symposia sponsored by the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. Dr. Tocco completed a post–doctoral course of study in rehabilitation; The American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board currently registers him. Dr. Tocco has attended a post –doctoral course of study in clinical neurology at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri and an advance course in spinal related trauma from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, California.

Dr. Tocco is committed and dedicated, personally and professionally, to helping patients in Cleveland and the West Shore communities to realize their optimal health and well being through quality Chiropractic and Spine care. He and his team are continually striving to provide the friendliest, caring, nurturing and professional healthcare possible to meet the individual needs of each patient.

Dr. Tocco and over the years has given lectures and seminars for groups, organizations and corporations on chiropractic - spinal care and its benefits. He is available for seminars and lectures. He has been on talk radio and has had articles written about him and his expertise in this field.

Resources:

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Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Robert Borzone shares a remarkable story of a woman injured in an automobile accident in 2003, that left her with shaking of her leg.  He explains the case and his treatment outcome using Cox Technic.

Dr. Robert Borzone,
DC, LAc, DACBN

Dr. Robert Borzone, DC, LAc, DACBN is a Chiropractor, Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and Certified AMMA Therapist. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Rider College and his Doctorate degree from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Borzone is the former Dean of the School of Massage Therapy and Chair of the Science Department of the New York College for Health Professions where he also received his training in acupuncture. He is an adjunct faculty member at Stony Brook University teaching courses on Complementary Medicine and Ancestral Medicine for the School of Social Welfare. Dr. Borzone is an adjunct faculty member at Nassau Community College teaching courses on Nutrition and Biology and has lectured at Hofstra University on Nutrition and Wellness. He is a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Bodywork through the NCCAOM, a Certified Asian Bodywork Therapy Instructor with the AOBTA and a Certified COX practitioner. Dr. Borzone is a Category A Provider of NCBTMB.  Dr. Borzone has dedicated over 30 years to the health professions through education, consulting and professional development. He has lectured extensively in the fields of Oriental Medicine, Nutrition, Back Care and Wellness and has published works in professional journals as well as contributed to books on wellness.

Resources:

North Shore Wellness Group

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Cox Technic on YouTube

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Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Ted Arkfeld shares a story of a single mom of two who has a discetomy, but continues to have pain.

Dr. Ted A. Arkfeld is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN. The decision to become a chiropractor was an easy one after growing up in what Dr. Arkfeld calls, “A chronic pain family”. His father was involved in a motor vehicle crash that ultimately resulted in three unsuccessful spinal fusions that left him on total disability. It was after the last surgery that his father turned to chiropractic treatment for relief of his chronic lower back pain.

As a high school athlete playing both football and baseball, and then collegiate baseball, Dr. Arkfeld experienced the benefits of chiropractic care during his playing days. This love for sports and chiropractic has guided him the past 16-years as the team chiropractor for Gaylord High School football and basketball programs.

Always the student, Dr. Arkfeld has returned to the classroom numerous times for advanced degrees and certifications that allows him to provide the most current research-based treatment protocols for his patients.

Resources:

arkfeldchiropractic.com

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Mar 14, 2022

Spine specialist, Dr. Coleman Cormier shares a story of a patient who was injured in an automobile accident that resulted in a large disc herniation in her lower back.

Dr. Coleman Cormier was raised in Bossier City, Louisiana where he graduated from Parkway High School in 2005.  He then moved to Thibodeaux, Louisiana to attend Nicholls State University where he earned his degree in General Studies in 2010.  Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida in Port Orange, Florida.  Upon graduation from Palmer College in 2013, he returned to Thibodeaux to begin his career.  He worked in both Houma and Baton Rouge for seven years before joining Dr. Shay Corbin’s team at Medical Spine-Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers.  Dr. Coleman utilizes a variety of soft tissue and spinal manipulation techniques to treat a diverse population and a wide range of ailments.  He is married to Amanda Cormier, a teacher at Dutchtown High School.  He enjoys hunting, outdoor sports, competitive shooting, and family activities in his free time.  Dr. Cormier’s goal as a chiropractic physician is to provide the best care possible for his patients utilizing a variety of techniques learned both in chiropractic training and through his continuing education.

Resources:

www.medspine411.com

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Mar 7, 2022

Spine specialist, Dr. Andrew Calderone shares a story of an active 63 y.o. male athlete with a condition called spondylolisthesis.  Dr. Calderone explains what this condition is and how he is treating this active gentleman.

Meet Dr. Andrew Calderone

Dr. Andrew CalderoneDr. Calderone is a native of Stuart, Florida and attended South Fork High School where he was a student in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and a member of the Men’s Varsity Baseball Team. After high school, Dr. Calderone went on to study Exercise Science at Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) in West Palm Beach, Florida.

While at PBA, Dr. Calderone was also a member of the Men’s Collegiate Baseball Team where in his senior year, was awarded the Male President’s Award and named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, the first PBA baseball player in program history to receive this distinction. After college, Dr. Calderone was fortunate enough to play a season of independent professional baseball for the High Desert Yardbirds of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs in Adelanto, California.

Chiropractic Education and Training

After his playing days, Dr. Calderone enrolled in chiropractic school at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In his final semester of chiropractic school, Dr. Calderone completed a 5-month preceptorship at Scott Air Force Base in Shiloh, Illinois where he completed over 700 clinical hours in the 375th Medical Group multidisciplinary clinic diagnosing and providing chiropractic care to active members of the United States Air Force, Military, and Navy. While at Scott, he also completed 250 hours and 150 musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound procedures. Dr. Calderone graduated top of his class with a perfect 4.0 GPA and received Summa Cum Laude upon graduation – the highest academic distinction.

Why Chiropractic?

Dr. Calderone first experienced the benefits and healing of chiropractic care at the age of 15, when he was diagnosed with a bilateral spondylolysis at the level of his L5 vertebra. At the time he was playing varsity baseball at South Fork High School in Stuart, Florida and was informed that this was a potentially career ending injury. He credits chiropractic care to not only saving his baseball career, but also keeping him healthy on the field for years to come. His experience as a patient of chiropractic drove him to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Dr. Calderone looks forward to giving back to the community that raised him and hopes to inspire the youth to pursue the chiropractic profession, the same way he was inspired by his chiropractic physician from a young age.

In addition to being a board-certified chiropractic physician, Dr. Calderone also holds other professional certifications including:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • COX Flexion/Distraction Technic Lumbar Spine Part I & II
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1
  • Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR) Rehab System
  • RockTape FMT Basic and Advanced Taping

Dr. Calderone is also a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA).

Resources:

performancehealthandchiropractic.com

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Feb 7, 2022

Listen to Dr. Joseph Cabaret share exciting new advances in Interventional Pain Management.

Doctor Cabaret is a native Californian who lived for many years in Italy and graduated medical school from the prestigious University of Bologna School of Medicine and Surgery. After returning to the United States, he completed his internal medicine internship and anesthesiology residency at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After working for many years with elite athletes at the premier orthopedic sports medicine clinic in Los Angeles, he now lives and practices in Camarillo, California. Dr. Cabaret is president of the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, instructor for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, mentor for residents and fellows at the North American Neuromodulation Society and for the Grand Canyon University Doctor of Nursing program, peer reviewer for multiple utilization review companies, practice monitor for the Medical Board of California, and a consultant and speaker for the pharmaceutical industry. He has given multiple lectures on pain management and addiction medicine to the Medical Staffs at St. John’s Regional Medical Center and Community Memorial Hospital, and multiple presentations to the general public at Camarillo Health Care District. He is founder and director of the Pain Management Support Group and member of the Community Leaders Advisory Panel at Camarillo Health Care District and Volunteers at the Westminster Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks. He is partner at Spanish Hills Interventional Pain Specialists, co-founder and partner at Regenerative Medicine Specialists, and Medical Director at Pure Recovery California. He loves devoting time to his wife and family, travel, athletics, reading, and helping others. He especially enjoys helping patients take charge of their pain and recover from addiction and lead full and rewarding lives.

Resources:

drcabaret.com

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Jan 31, 2022

Listen as Scott Gazzoli shares his personal journey of overcoming pain and achieving vibrant health.

Scott Gazzoli is the host of Causing The Effect. Scott has always had the urge to help others and believes his podcast can transform people’s perspectives and limits. Scott lives, works and podcasts from Brooklyn, New York and is available for speaking engagements.

Scott is a Managing Director with the Quest Organization, a boutique advisory firm that caters to the needs of High Net Worth Individuals and Families. Scott prides himself on his ability to create solutions and build relationships with his clients. Scott is also a comedian by night!

Resouces:

causingtheeffectpodcast.com

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Jan 10, 2022

Spine specialist, Dr. William Hoffman shares a story of a 51-year-old, emergency room physician suffering with lower back and left leg pain.

A Note from Dr. Hoffman

My goal is to help as many people as I possibly can to regain and maintain their health through chiropractic care. I've dedicated my life to providing my patients with the best possible care. Each patient receives a thorough history and consultation. This is followed by a comprehensive examination and recommendation for care.

All patients are given the opportunity to not only get out of pain, but to correct any underlying structural problems that have contributed to their present health concern. Once their problem has been corrected, a maintenance or wellness program is tailored to each patient's individual needs.

I strongly believe in the maxim 'health is wealth.' Most people just don't realize, until it happens to them, how expensive it is to get sick. According to researchers at Harvard University, every 30 seconds in the U.S., someone files for bankruptcy as a result of the treatment they receive for a serious health problem.

The good news is, there are solutions that every one of us can do something to reduce our risk of bankrupting ourselves. The ultimate solution for our health care crisis is to have 'more people less sick.' The only way we can have more people less sick is to have more people choose better health through better living. I want to help you achieve that. By maintaining your neuro-musculo-skeletal system, this is an achievable goal.

Education

Doctor of Chiropractic: Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
Master of Public Health: University of California, Berkeley
Bachelors of Sciences: San Diego State University

Certified Cox Technic Doctor

Memberships & Associations

California Chiropractic Association (CCA)
Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research
American Chiropractic Association (ACA)

Resources:

chiropracticsolutions.org

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Jan 3, 2022

Spine specialist, Dr. Nate McKee shares a story about an active man with spinal stenosis causing a loss of balance.  Dr. McKee successfully treats this patient using Cox Technic.

About Dr. McKee:

Dr. Nate McKee grew up in Fort Wayne, IN. He was first introduced to the great state of Michigan, when he attended Albion College. At Albion College, Dr. Nate received his Bachelor's in Exercise Sciences. He then went onto National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic.

While at National, he was actively involved in the Student American Chiropractic Association, and was President. During that involvement he lobbied in Washington, D.C. for rights and access for chiropractic patients such as: Veteran's access, underserved areas, Tricare, etc. Dr. Nate was also a school tutor for Head & Neck and Thoracic Evaluation, Management, and Manipulation courses for two years. During his clinical experience, Dr. Nate did a 2 month rotation at the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN. 

Dr. Nate has furthered his education and received a certification in Cox Decompression and Manipulation Technic. His education in Cox Technic allows him to treat various conditions of the neck, back, and knees such as but not limited to: disc herniations, spinal stenosis, post surgical pain, back pain related to pregnancy, headaches, and meniscal pain of the knee. 

Dr. Nate is also a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®), which has equipped him with the training to treat and prevent sports injuries and to properly work with athletes. 

Resources:

www.mckeechirounlimited.com

info@DrMichaelJohnson.com

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