Canadian spine specialist, Dr. Luigi Albano explains this medical emergency condition called cauda equina syndrome and the standard protocol for it's treatment. Dr. Albano shares two stories of this severe condition that were treated non-surgically with Cox Technic.
Dr. Albano graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri, in May 2000 and is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and Ontario Chiropractic Association. He is a graduate of Assumption College High School and received his Bachelors of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Windsor. He is an instructor of Anatomy and Physiology as well as Neurology at Everest College in the registered massage therapy program.
Dr. Albano is a certified practitioner of Cox® Flexion Distraction Decompression of the spine. In addition to being a certified practitioner, Dr. Albano is also a researcher of the extremity protocols for Cox® Flexion Distraction Decompression. Here are a few of Dr. Albano's research-related links:
Spine specialist, Dr. Bob Chatfield shares a story of a woman with severe leg pain.
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Spine specialist, Dr. Kip Corbin shares a story of a disc herniation patient that is shown to be reduced on the post MRI.
Through the years, many professional and collegiate associations have trusted Dr. Kip to treat their injuries because of his specialties. Using the Cox Flexion Decompression Table, Dr. Corbin can target specific vertebrae and discs that otherwise cannot be targeted. Below, you can see the different organizations that have certified and trusted the Doc over the last 30 years of specialized chiropractic treatment.
Team Doctor - Olympic Trials (1988)
Chiropractic Consultant - LSU Women's Track (1988-2007)
U.S. Olympic Team Doctor - Track & Field (1992)
Medical Director - Women's professional Bowling Tournament (1993)
Medical Director U.S. Power Lifting Federation (National Champions 1995)
LSU Medical Support Doctor - NCAA Track & Field National Championship (2002)
Medical Doctor - Strongman Competition (2008)
Athletic Team Doctor - Christian Life Academy (1990-1994)
Medical Director of Baton Rouge Power Lifters (1987-1998)
"Cox" Flexion Distraction Spinal Decompression for herniated cervical and lumbar discs
Board Certified in Sports Medicine
Certified in Laser Treatment of Carpal Tunnel, TMJ, Knee Spasms, Shoulder & Ankle issues, Tendinitis, and Bursitis.
Manipulation Under Anesthesia for frozen shoulders and failed back surgery.
Private Practice Chiropractic Sports and Injury Center
Spine specialist, Dr. Jeremy Heidt shares a story of a 37 year-old female with back and leg pain who has a surprising result from her treatment.
Dr. Jeremy 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.
Doctorate of Chiropractic (Magna Cum Laude), December 1982
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, December 1984
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
Bachelor of Arts: Zoology, June 1976
University of California, Berkeley
Activator Methods: Advanced Proficiency Rated, Platform Instructor, and Western Region Director
Applied Kinesiology by International College of Applied Kinesiology
Active Release Technique
American Chiropractic Association
California Chiropractic Association
Past President of the Santa Clara County Chapter of the California Chiropractic Association
Principal Key Doctor Legislative Liaison for the Santa Clara Chapter of the California Chiropractic Association
Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research
National Institute of Chiropractic Research
Southern California University of Health Sciences, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Alumni Association
Doctor of the year for the Santa Clara County Chapter of the California Chiropractic Association
Thomas N. Trux Award for distinguished service in the area of legislative issues at the state level
Chiropractor for the Rio Vista Pro Am
Work with many professional and amateur dancers for the past 15 years
Worked with the Coors Light Cycling Team
Team Physician for many local soccer teams and gymnastic clubs
Team Physician for U.S. National Windsurfing Championships
Chiropractor for the San Jose Sharks Hockey Team
Life West University of Chiropractic
Palmer College of Chiropractic - West
National College of Health Sciences
Dr. Michael Schneider, Associate Professor with the University of Pittsburgh talks about the latest research in the most effective forms of spine care.
Dr. Michael Schneider received his DC degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1982 and his PhD in rehabilitation science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. He has been working at the University of Pittsburgh fulltime since 2009 as an Associate Professor, with appointments in the Department of Physical Therapy and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Schneider has received several federal research grants from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He is the author of over 75 peer-reviewed publications, including articles published in high impact journals such as Spine, The Spine Journal and JAMA Network Open. Dr. Schneider practiced chiropractic for over 25 years before his transition into his current career as a fulltime academic and researcher. This unique blend of clinical, academic and research experience allows him to present complex information to a wide variety of audiences.
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Spine specialist, Dr. Edward Hutter shares his personal story of being the patient.
Dr. Hutter graduated in 1984 from the University of Bridgeport with B.S. Degrees in Biology and Human Biology. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine (D.C.) degree from the National College of Chiropractic and successfully passed his national board exams in 1988. After completing his 12-month internship, Dr. Hutter continued to perfect his technique and expand his knowledge with clinical experience before opening his Mystic, Connecticut practice in 1990.
Board Certified in Orthopedics, Dr. Hutter is one of only several chiropractors in Connecticut trained in Cox/Flexion-Distraction Technique for closed disc reduction, an effective non-surgical treatment for lumbar disc injuries.
Dr. Silke Laub discusses a cancer patient with back pain, leg pain and chemo-induced neuropathy.
Dr. Laub is a Webster & Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. She provides flexion distraction therapy, prenatal and postpartum care, pediatric chiropractic, instrument assisted myofascial release techniques, athletic and functional taping, craniosacral therapy and nutritional counseling. She currently works towards her goal of becoming a certified pediatric chiropractor.
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Spine specialist, Dr. Nike Taylor shares a story along with her patient of a young man with recurrent chronic back pain who was determined to find relief.
Dr. Nike Anne Taylor graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in 1989 and is the founder and director of Taylor Chiropractic located in New Windsor, New York. Her practice is enjoying its 21st year providing natural healthcare to Mid-Hudson Valley residents.
As an active Holistic Health educator and advocate, Dr. Taylor has developed a Road to Wellness lecture series for the public including: Back to Basics, Meditation Clinic, Nutrition and Pain Control, Boosting Your Immune System Naturally, Exercise Ball Workshop, Back Tips for People Who Sit, Back Injury Prevention, and Maximize Your Health Potential.
Dr. Taylor served as the treasurer for the New York State Chiropractic Association (District 9) from 2002-2005. She also served as the senior editor of New Windsor Health Online, a free local online health and news magazine serving residents living in New Windsor, NY and the surrounding areas.
On this episode, spine specialist Dr. Scott Spengel along with two of his patients talk about their results with Cox® Technic .
Dr. Scott J Spengel is a Chiropractic Specialist in Mchenry, Illinois. He graduated with honors from Palmer College Chiropractic - Davenport in 1988. Having more than 30 years of experiences,, Dr. Scott J Spengel coordinates patient care with many other doctors and specialists in McHenry and surrounding communities. Call Dr. Scott J Spengel on phone number (815) 385-0489 for more information or to book an appointment.
On this episode, spine specialist Dr. Kevin Keyes shares a story of a 68 y.o. woman who sought his help after having two spine surgeries.
Dr. Kevin Keyes began his undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He completed his chiropractic schooling in 1998 at the University of National Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois. He was honored with the National Dean’s List Award upon graduating chiropractic school.
Dr. Keyes began practicing at Sadler Clinic in The Woodlands/Conroe area and built a sound reputation working alongside neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, pain management specialists, internists and family practice physicians. He was the first chiropractor to bring the Cox Technic spinal decompression method and the 8 Weeks to Wellness program to our community. Dr. Keyes was named one of Houston’s Top Chiropractors in 2008 and 2009. He is a lifetime learner and continually seeks to bring the newest information to his patients. He founded Woodlands Family Chiropractic in 2012 and in 2016 co-founded Vital Health Protocols, a program designed to teach other doctors emerging practices in functional medicine and functional nutrition. Dr. Keyes’ biggest joy in life is his family (wife Michelle and children, Carson & Isabella).
Dr. George Joachim presents one of his current patients and her journey with stenosis and its effect on her life functionally, emotionally, and mentally.
Dr. George Joachim attended Ohio State University and completed his Doctoral work at the National College in Chicago. He completed his hospital rotation at Edgewater Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Joachim is Board Certified in Rehabilitation. He is a past President of the Northeast Indiana Chiropractic Association. Dr Joachim has lectured nationally and internationally on the conservative treatments for low back and neck pain. He is part of the post graduate faculty at the National University of Health Science. His personal background involves a strong athletic career as a collegiate "Big 10" competitor, to more recently, a Bronze medal winning United States National Bobsled athlete.
Dr. C. Michael DuPriest discusses his experience in treating spine patients within the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.
Dr Michael DuPriest is both a doctor of chiropractic and doctor of physical therapy holding active licenses in the state of Arkansas. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedist with completion of his diplomate in 2003. He is certified in Cox F/D for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar region. Prior to receiving his appointment with Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System he was in the private sector for 26 years, initially as a solo practitioner, followed by being an associate provider with Arkansas Family Care Network, the latter a large multidisciplinary medical network. He is married with two adult children, was active in ultradistance trail running for 15 years (now runs/walks for fitness), and enjoys hiking, camping, and foreign travel.
Instructor and clinician from Logan University Health Centers, Dr. Patricia Estrada is our spine specialist on this episode. She discusses and shares a story along with her patient about back pain in athletes.
Dr. Patricia Estrada, DC, is a clinician and Instructor at Logan University in St. Louis Missouri. Dr. Estrada specializes in functional health and traditional evidenced informed chiropractic. She is certified in Cox flexion distraction, SFMA, McKenzie, DNS as well as board-certified in acupuncture. In addition to teaching our student doctors in the Montgomery health center, Dr. Estrada is an assistant instructor in Cox flexion distraction and laboratory diagnosis. She’s a graduate of Logan University and has been a faculty member at Logan University for 9 years.
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This is an exciting episode as Dr. James Cox discusses the treatment that he has developed for disc degeneration, an often diagnosed cause of back pain.
James M. Cox, DC, DACBR, FICC, Hon.D.Litt., FACO(H)
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, Keiser University, 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 throughout the world.
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Ontario spine specialist, Dr. Rob Rudy and his patients tell what worked and what didn't for treating their sciatica.
Dr. Robert Rudy is a 1997 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport) and has been at his current locations in Peterborough and Apsley, Ontario for over 15 years.
A chronic low back pain sufferer since his teens, Dr. Rudy uses the knowledge gained from his own experience to help empower and educate his patients on the proper management of their low back pain.
Dr. Rudy attends regular post-graduate training with a focus on: Concussion Management, Soft Tissue Therapy, low back pain, and neck pain. He understands the importance of identifying and restoring abnormal function of the muscles and joints of the body. Dr. Rudy has been a certified Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression practitioner since 2013 and utilizes the Cox protocols in the treatment of his patients.
When not in his office, Dr. Rudy can often be found in various arenas across Southern Ontario as the trainer for his son’s hockey team.
“The reason I love to use Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression with my patients is that, not only is it the best treatment available to manage pain due to spinal dysfunction, it is also backed by extensive peer reviewed research.”
Dr. Casey Johnston of Mesa, Arizona shares a challenging story of patient who injured his back exercising with a kettlebell.
Dr. Casey M. Johnston is the owner and Clinical Director for Desert Springs Chiropractic. He has been in full time private practice since 2001. He is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University and Texas Chiropractic College. Prior to his work at DSCC, he worked as the Lead Chiropractor for multi clinic medical organization in Houston, Texas. During his tenure he trained and established chiropractic and rehabilitation protocols for the Chiropractic, Physical Medicine and Physical Therapy Departments for the various clinics.
Dr. J, as he is often called, has significant experience with over 16 years working with injuries to the spinal discs (herniations, bulges, degenerative discs, sciatica, etc.). After injuring his own L5/S1 disc, he developed protocols to help others recover based on his personal experience and success. He often employs Cox® Technic Flexion/Distraction, decompression and the McKenzie method for disc conditions. Often we work in combination with primary care physicians, pain management doctors and/or surgeons to achieve the best results for our patients.
Spine specialist, Dr. Robert Silverman share a story of a young athletic CrossFit instructor struck down with a herniated lumbar disc.
Dr. Robert G. Silverman is a chiropractic doctor, clinical nutritionist, international speaker and author of, “Inside-Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body,” an Amazon No. 1 bestseller in 2016. The ACA Sports Council named Dr. Silverman “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2015. His extensive list of educational accomplishments includes six different degrees in clinical nutrition. Dr. Silverman also maintains a busy private practice as founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center, which specializes in the treatment of joint pain using functional nutrition along with cutting-edge, science-based, nonsurgical approaches.
Dr. Silverman is on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University, the advisory board for Metagenics and is a seasoned health and wellness expert on both the speaking circuits and within the media, as well as a frequent health expert contributor on national blogs such as Consumer Health Digest. He has appeared on FOX News Channel, FOX, NBC, CBS, CW affiliates as well as The Wall Street Journal and NewsMax, to name a few.
He was invited as a guest speaker on “Talks at Google” to discuss his current book. As a frequent published author in peer-reviewed journals and other mainstream publications, including Integrative Practitioner, MindBodyGreen, Muscle and Fitness, The Original Internist and Holistic Primary Care journals, Dr. Silverman is a thought leader in his field and practice.
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Associate professor and clinician from National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Anna Jurik shares her clinical and teaching experience using Cox® Technic.
Dr. Anna Jurik is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/ Nutritionist. She is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences, where she earned her degrees in Chiropractic Medicine, a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice and a certificate in Massage Therapy. She currently holds a position as a teaching clinician at the university and is ranked as an Associate Professor.
Her unique background has allowed her to take her teaching experiences outside of the standard classroom. She has taught seminars, which has allowed her to educate her colleagues as well as personally expand her mindset and experiences.
Dr. Jurik also holds degrees in Exercise Physiology and Dietetics, and has earned various certifications and trainings over the years in order to diversify her treatment options. These include Graston Deep Tissue Technique, Kinesio-taping, Webster Technique, Pediatrics & Prenatal care, Rehabilitation of the Spine, Craniosacral Therapy, Rehabilitation of the Spine, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Cox® Technic of the Lumbar Spine.
This unique background has allowed her to truly treat every patient holistically. It allows her to work with a patient and put together a natural and specific plan to achieve and help maintain the best health possible. It has also allowed her to have a wide knowledge base that she is able to share with those she is educating.
To schedule with Dr. Jurick call 1-630-629-9664
Spine specialist, Dr. Robert Hayden and his patient share a story of nagging neck pain and its unusual cause and effective treatment.
Dr. Hayden began work in health care as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, but also was an Executive Director of a state association, continuing education consultant, and registered lobbyist while in professional nursing. He earned a PhD from the University of Mississippi while enrolled at Life University, from which he graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1995. He specializes in Cox Flexion Distraction/Disc Decompression technique.
Spine specialist, Dr. Jeremy Arthur shares an interesting case of a patient with Schmorl's nodes who is successfully managed using Cox Technic.
Dr. Jeremy Arthur is a graduate of both The University of Kansas and Cleveland Chiropractic College-Kansas City. In addition to his post-graduate work in athletics, pediatrics, and pregnancy he has also completed The Spine Research Institute of San Diego’s training in whiplash injury and traumatology. He is also a Cox Technic certified doctor.
James M. Cox, DC, DACBR, FICC, Hon.D.Litt., FACO(H)
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 throughout the world.
On this episode of The Back Doctors Podcast, he shares a story of Mickey, who has a condition known as D.I.S.H. and her treatment with Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation.
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Spine specialist, Dr. Kimberly Lazarus from Alaska shares a story of hope about a woman suffering with severe neck pain who sought her out to be treated with Cox Technic.
Dr. Kim Lazarus is a doctor of chiropractic whom graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1997 and resides and practices in Anchorage, Alaska.
Dr. Lazarus has completed her certification in the Cox Technic and prior to this certification, she completed her national board certification as a health and wellness coach by completing the Integrative Health Coaching certification through the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in affiliation with Dr. Andrew Weil.
She has taught educational seminars to Doctors on motivational interviewing, a great system to learn how to go from a doctor-centric care model to a patient-centric one.
In 2017 she was part of the chiropractic Success Summit which was a 7-day online virtual conference designed specifically for chiropractors and staff desiring to break through barriers and plateaus.
Dr. Troy Dreiling of the Disc Centers of America Vancouver share stories and his enthusiasm for distraction technique.
Dr. Dreiling has been providing chiropractic services to the Vancouver / Portland Metropolitan area and the families living there, for well over 23 years. The basis of his service is a caring heart and wanting to see that people in pain – especially avoidable pain – can live the kind of life they envision for themselves by getting the care they need.