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.
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.
Spine specialist, Dr. David Atiyeh shares an inspiring story of a patient in constant pain after having multiple back surgeries.
Dr. Atiyeh is a native of Michigan, being born in Detroit. He studied Engineering at Central Michigan University where he also received Masters in Business Administration. His plans changed when he was introduced to Chiropractic after an injury. The philosophy behind Chiropractic intrigued him and with the encouragement of family and friends, he made a career change. "I am so thankful that I made that switch. I have been blessed beyond measure." The office in Plymouth, Michigan is fully equipped with Cox tables and other therapies used for Chiropractic Neurology
Dr. Atiyeh and his wife of 38 years have raised 3 children, 2 of which have served their country in the armed forces. He resides in Grass Lake Mi. where he can fish and enjoy the small town atmosphere.
Spinal stenosis can result in back and leg pain and in this story that spine specialist, Dr. Thomas Milus shares it can also be a cause of urinary incontinence.
THOMAS B. MILUS, D.C., Ph.D., D.A.B.C.O.
Undergraduate Northern Illinois University Dekalb, Illinois Degree: Bachelor of Arts – 1973 Graduate Palmer College of Chiropractic 1000 Brady Street Davenport, Iowa 52803 Degree: Doctor of Chiropractic - March 1982 Magna Cum Laude
University of the Pacific Stockton, CA Degree: ABT for a master’s degree in Behavioral Medicine –1990 Funded by scholarship from the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.
Saybrook University San Francisco, CA Degree: Ph.D. in Organizational Systems – 2001
Postgraduate Education and Certifications Board Certified by the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (#2204), Board Certified by the American Academy of Pain Management (#1540), Certified by the McKenzie Institute for treatment of mechanical low back disorders Licensed to practice chiropractic in Illinois (#038-004574) - 1982 (currently inactive), Licensed to practice chiropractic in California (#17382) – 1986 (active), Activator technique proficiency rated – 2009 to present, Certified in Cox Technic – 2010 to present, Functional Movement Screening certification – 2013, Immunity To Change facilitation training – Minds At Work, Harvard University campus 2014, McKenzie Lumbar Spine certification – December 2015, McKenzie Cervical Spine certification – December 2015, Certified Coach in the Immunity To Change - 2017 - 2022
1985 – Present: Palmer College of Chiropractic – San Jose Campus During my twenty-five+ years at Palmer West, I have served in a number of roles 2005 – present
a. Full time clinical professor in the outpatient clinic
b. Lead instructor - clinical psychology and health promotion
March 2005 – Present Clinical Professor – Tasman Clinic Faculty member Alumni representative for the West Campus \
Spine specialist, Dr. James Proodian shares a story with us about a 30 year-old teacher with a minor disc bulge but with major pain.
Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished physician and health educator whose passion for helping people achieve better health led him to establish Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies, which includes Natural Healthcare Center (a state-of-the-art healthcare facility); Wellness at Work (health and wellness education programs for businesses and organizations); and Put Back What You Lack (a web-based store that provides pharmaceutical-grade supplements).
Dr. Proodian's expertise for the past two decades has been in the area of physical rehabilitation, and he has successfully established himself as a spinal specialist. Many leading medical doctors in the fields of orthopedics, interventional pain management, and neurosurgery utilize his practice for nonsurgical therapy in the treatment of spinal and extremity pain.
Dr. Kyle Pankonin a spine specialist who practices in Minnesota, shares a story of a farm wife suffering with sciatica.
Dr. Kyle Pankonin graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1999. Prior to studying at NWCC, he attended South Dakota State University and Southwest Minnesota State University. Dr. Pankonin opened Red Rock Chiropractic Center in April 2000, and in December 2010 moved his practice to a larger facility designed to better accommodate our patients.
Dr. Pankonin has continued his education to ensure our patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced health care. He has diplomates in chiropractic pediatrics and orthopedics and is a certified functional medicine practitioner. He is also a US DOT certified medical examiner and is certified in Graston Technique, Webster Technique, Cox Flexion-Distraction and Motion Palpation.
Spine specialist, Dr. Adam Propper enthusiastically shares two stories of phenomenal results using Cox® Technic for severe neck and arm pain.
Dr. Adam Propper
When I was 8 years old, I suffered a severe head and neck trauma. Shortly after came my migraine headaches. My doctors had no answers for my problem and I suffered many years with these debilitating headaches.
Fortunately, one of my college classmates invited me to her office and I became a chiropractic patient. She told me how my problem came from nerve pressure in my spine. I had no idea what chiropractic was, but her explanation made so much sense to me. None of my doctors told me I could be helped. Not only did my headaches get resolved, my overall health and immunity improved. Chiropractic worked! It saved my life and stopped my suffering. From that point on I was dedicated to becoming a chiropractor and helping others the way I was helped.
Today my practice is filled with people who come to us with all sorts of problems. My patients want to stop taking medications for pain; they want a clear concise diagnosis and treatment plan; they don't want to spend hours waiting or being treated in a doctor's office. And most of all, My patients want and get results!.
I love chiropractic and the simplicity of how chiropractic works. It can change a person's life.
I have personally trained with Dr. James Cox, D.C.DACBR, and some of the top chiropractors in the world. They taught me how to be a healer: First: It's about listening to people carefully. Second: It's about applying the Philosophy, Art, and Science of chiropractic correctly. That's our purpose. My staff and I would be honored to have the opportunity to help you and your family.
A cervical disc herniation is treated in this 61 year-old man by spine specialist, Dr. Dave Langholff.
Dr. Langholff completed his Bachelor of Science degree at UW-Green Bay, and continued on to National College of Chiropractic, where he was awarded his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1981. He has had extensive postgraduate education in a variety of disciplines, including Chiropractic Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Industrial Injury treatment and prevention. He received board certification in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1992. He has additional training in Cox Flexion-Distraction procedures soft tissue treatments, as well as Frequency Specific Microcurrent. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists and maintains memberships in the:
When not in the office, Dr. Langholff enjoys cycling, gardening, riding his Vespa, reading and travel.
Spine specialist, Dr. Jenna Kloor shares a patient story about spinal arthritis. She explains her treatment approach for patients suffering from arthritic spine pain.
Dr. Jennifer Kloor (Dr. Jenna) received her Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience from Regis University in 2010. She spent the next four years studying for her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr Jenna is currently one of only three Cox Technic certified chiropractors in the state of Colorado. This certification and unique approach have allowed her to have remarkable success with a wide spectrum of back issues including spinal disc injuries and stenosis. In addition to private practice, Dr. Jenna works with The Chanda Center for Health, a non-profit that provides specialized chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture and physical therapy for persons with physical disabilities including spinal cord injuries. In her free time, Dr. Jenna is an avid backpacker and exercise enthusiast- running her first marathon this year.
Spine specialist, Dr. Mark Korchok follows the story of an adolescent female athlete with scoliosis through her sports career, college, then treating her through her pregnancy.
Dr. Mark Korchok is an experienced and well-respected chiropractic physician in Cincinnati where he has his full-time practice. His wellness based practice integrates advanced chiropractic techniques with lifestyle education, exercise rehabilitation, nutritional counseling, athletic performance enhancement and family care. He is a Cox® Technic certified practitioner.
On this episode, spine specialist, Dr. Jasmine Hornberger shares a story of a patient with spinal stenosis who presents with groin pain, hip pain, and incontinence.
Dr. Jasmine has been in private practice in Grand Haven for almost six years and was inspired to move here in 2012 to be close to Lake Michigan. She infuses the grounded recommendations of being outside as part of her holistic approach to health and healing and enjoys hiking, sailing, paddle boarding and the beach. Dr. Jasmine has over 300 hours in functional nutrition and focuses on balancing body chemistry using Standard Process whole food supplements. She believes in supporting the internal chemical environment to aid in the recovery of injuries and imbalances. She became Cox Technic Flexion/Distraction certified in the fall of 2015 and has been implementing the gentle traction-force technique in her treatment plans ranging from minor over-use injuries to post-surgical pain syndromes and is trained to handle complex, multi-faceted clinical presentations. Dr. Jasmine is passionate about helping her community move away from pain-based, reactionary care and focuses on long-term prevention and holistic natural living. She believes everyone has the capability to remove interference in their life, restoring optimal body function and reclaiming a full, vibrant life.
A firefighter is involved in a motor vehicle collision on his way to a fire. Spine specialist, Dr. Samantha Ford tells of his multiple spinal injuries and the treatment that got him back to work.
Dr. Samantha Ford (Dr. Sam) is from Pampa, TX. She received her undergraduate training at Texas Tech University where she was studying Cell and Molecular Biology. She attended Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX and graduated Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude. She also received a BS in Human Anatomy.
She has extra certification in Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Spinal Decompression and Kinesiotaping. She has special interest in sports related injuries and myofascial release Dr. Sam enjoys golfing, fly fishing, reading and bar-b-qing.
Spine specialist, Dr. Robert Borzone treats the most difficult spine cases. He shares a story of a gentleman with D.I.S.H and a former Olympian with back pain.
Dr. Borzone graduated from Rider College with Bio major/ Chem minor. He attended NY Chiropractic College and graduated 1983. He is licensed to practice in NY, NJ and Florida Dr. Borzone practiced on Long Island at the Wholistic Health Center in Manhasset- part of the New Center for Wholistic Health Education and Research which later became the New York College for Professional Health Studies- Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Wholistic Nursing. He taught in these
programs both Western and Eastern Sciences. He trained in Oriental Bodywork called AMMA Therapy and Acupuncture. Dean of the Massage School and involved in becoming the first to offer a college degree for massage.
Originally certified in Cox Technic in 1997, recertified in 2016.
Adjunct instructor at Nassau Community College, teaching General Biology and Human Nutrition
Adjunct instructor at Stony Brook University from 1996 to 2016, teaching Complementary and
Alternative Medicine for the School of Social Welfare
Private practice in Syosset since 1999 integrating Chiropractic with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy.
Consultant for Rivkin Radler law firm- providing expert review of Acupuncture No Fault claims.
Spine specialist, Dr. Sean Flynn helps a gentleman avoid a third back surgery and regain his mobility.
Dr. Sean Flynn graduated from Briar Cliff University with a bachelor of science in biology. After that he enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic. While there, he worked as a clinical radiology intern and participated in programs such as Clinic Abroad, which presented him with the opportunity to travel to Salvador, Brazil where he and the other participants provided free care at clinics and orphanages. Dr. Flynn graduated with honors from Palmer in 2008, receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Later that year he opened Flynn Chiropractic in Sioux City, Iowa.
In 2012, he completed a certification course through the National University of Health Sciences Post-Graduate Division in the Cox® Flexion Distraction decompression technique. He is the only chiropractor in Sioux City to hold any certification in Cox® Flexion Distraction.
Unfortunately, low back pain frequently becomes chronic and recurring. Spine specialist, Dr. Benjamin Fonke shares this story of hope for those suffering with chronic back pain.
Spine specialist, Dr. Evaline Delson shares a story of a mother who has leg pain during her pregnancy and again three years later. Her condition is complicated by tropism. Don't worry Dr. Delson explains what that is in this episode.
Dr. Evaline Delson was born and raised in Charleston. After attending St Andrews High School, she graduated with honors from Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina with degrees in Physical Education and Psychology.
In 1999, Dr. Delson graduated Magna cum Laude from Life University School of Chiropractic in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her class clinical excellence award and started private practice. In her spare time, she continued her education and is certified in extremity adjusting (CCEP), Cox Flexion Distraction (Low Back), dry needling, kinesio-taping and myofascial release techniques.
Dr Delson has extra training and certification in pregnant and pediatric adjusting and care. She works closely with several OBGYNs in the area and helps with the care of the changing pregnant body.
Spine specialist, Dr. Chris Deveau shares a story of a 50 year old man with unrelenting arm pain that was preventing him from sleeping. Hear the patient tell how he finally got some sleep after being treated with Cox Technic.
Dr. Deveau says, "I utilize a "whole person approach" when taking care of patients. By combining the very best hands-on-technique, state of the art physiotherapy procedures, and providing the newest and best natural vitamins and mineral supplements on the market today, I am able to help you accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health."
Memberships & Associations:
Dr. Kimble Cater, spine specialist from California, shares a common sequel of recurrent back pain in an expectant mother.
B.A. in Human Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA – 1979
D.C. in Chiropractic, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Whittier, CA – 1983
Certified in Sports Injuries – Certified Chiropractic Team doctor – 1983
Advanced Proficiency Rated in Activator Technique – 1992
Certified Cox Technic Flexion – Distraction Low Back Treatment & Diagnosis – 1994
Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (C.C.E.P.) – 1997
Active In His Profession:
Member of California Chiropractic Association
Member of Monterey Bay Chiropractic Society
President, Monterey Bay Chiropractic Society – 1989-1990
Distinguished Service Award – Monterey Bay Chiropractic Society, awarded for excellent leadership of Society – 1990
Botterman Award – Monterey Chiropractic Society – Awarded for positive promotion of Chiropractic in the community – 1986, 1989
Team Doctor, North Salinas High School Football Program – 1994 to 2013
Spine specialist, Dr. Amanda Harris shares a story of an 88 year old farmer who has severe back pain, knee pain, and walks with a cane. She discusses his treatment that leaves him cane-free.
Dr. Harris is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. She received her bachelors degree from St. Ambrose University. Dr. Harris is among the top 5% of the profession certified in a specialized procedure for disc problems called Cox Technic Flexion/Distraction.
Fifteen percent of the general population will experience neck pain per year, leaving .6% with disabling neck pain. Dr. James Kirk of Odessa, Texas specializes in treating the most difficult spine related conditions and shares the story of a fellow parishioner facing spine surgery.
Spine specialist, Dr. Steven Baroody shares a story of a postal worker with incapacitating neck and arm pain.
Dr. Baroody is a 2004 graduate of New York Chiropractic College, in Seneca Falls, NY. A martial artist for more than twenty-five years, he was introduced to chiropractic when he injured his low back being thrown. The quick recovery that followed, and the opportunity to help others convinced him that chiropractic was the career for him.
Halfway through his education, however, Dr. Baroody sustained a serious shoulder injury, serious enough to require surgery. After the surgery, however, ART accelerated his rehabilitation and enabled him to return to both chiropractic and the high level of martial arts he had enjoyed before the injury. Dr. Baroody is a certified spine specialist in Cox Technic.
Life in Manhattan means walking. Spine specialist, Dr. Wanda Lopez shares the story of a New Yorker who wants to be able to walk pain-free in Central Park again.
Dr. Wanda Lopez is a board-certified Manhattan chiropractor who has been in private practice for nearly 30 years. She specializes in conditions of the spine, hands and feet.
Dr. Wanda believes it’s crucial to treat the whole person and address the role that stress, work and exercise can play in the body’s wellbeing. Her practice is dynamic and innovative, focused on helping patients make a prompt recovery
She has been involved in yoga and in numerous sports, including squash, cycling, basketball, softball and volleyball, which inform her treatment of fitness-conscious patients and competitive athletes.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. She is certified as a Cox Technic practitioner and in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM). To keep her work and techniques up-to-date, she regularly attends professional seminars
Early in her career, she was an adjunct professor of human anatomy and physiology at LaGuardia Community College in New York.
Born in Puerto Rico, Dr. Wanda has spent all her professional career in New York City. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Her office is located at 120 East 56th Street in Midtown.