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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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Oct 22, 2018

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.

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Oct 15, 2018

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.

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Sep 17, 2018

Toronto spine specialist, Dr. David Homer shares a story of a very painful neck condition called spasmodic torticollis or wry neck.

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Education

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.

Professional

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.

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Sep 10, 2018

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.

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Sep 3, 2018

Spine specialist, Dr. Dean Greenwood shares two stories of two different women both with neck and arm pain.

Dr. Greenwood's Professional Qualifications

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Palmer College of Chiropractic)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (US)
  • Fellow of the College of Chiropractic Orthopaedic Specialists (Canada)
  • Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Practice (National University of Health Sciences)
  • Cox Technic Instructor

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Aug 27, 2018

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.

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Aug 20, 2018

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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Aug 13, 2018

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.

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Aug 6, 2018

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.

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Jul 30, 2018

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.

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Jul 23, 2018

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.

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Jul 16, 2018

Spine specialist, Dr. Troy McColman discusses the causes and treatments of spinal stenosis.

Dr. Troy McColman of Soft Health and Healing Clinic provides safe and effective care for those suffering from a broad range of soft tissue and repetitive stress injuries, various types of arthritis, wounds, sports injuries, disc and spinal disorders as well as other musculo-skeletal conditions.
 
Education
● Doctor of Chiropractic, Bachelor of Science
● Palmer Sports Council
● Mount Royal College ~ Undergraduate studies
● University of Calgary ~ Undergraduate studies
● Certification Active Release ® Techniques (Whole Body Certified)
● Low Level Laser Therapy ~ instructed by Dr. Fred Kahn, founder of Meditech International
● Low Level Laser Therapy ~ Theralase
● Certification in Graston ® Techniques (Basic and Advanced)
● Certified in Kinesio Taping
● Certified in FMS & SMFA
● OTZ seminars
Cox Flexion Distraction/ Decompression Certified
 
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403-793-8484
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Jul 9, 2018

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.

Dr. Skjervheim holds the following certifications:

  • C.C.S.P. – Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner
  • C.S.C.S. – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • C.C.E.P. – Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner
  • Holding certification in the Cox "Decompression" Technic and the Thompson "Drop Piece" Technique

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Jul 2, 2018

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.

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Jun 25, 2018

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.

Dr. Smith graduated with honors from New York Chiropractic College after completion of his bachelors degree from SUNY at Buffalo majoring in Biological Sciences.

Dr. Smith began the practice of Chiropractic in December 2002 in Angola NY immediately after his graduation, In June 2003 he established Lakeshore Chiropractic & Wellness at Sturgeon Point and Route 5. He joined a multidisciplinary practice in Derby for 3 years and in August 2011 re-established Lakeshore Chiropractic & Wellness at his current location.

Dr. Smith continues his chiropractic education, taking and incorporating additional skeletal, neurological and muscular rehabilitative techniques.

He specializes in the management of acute and chronic spinal injuries using Cox Flexion-Distraction technique, diversified spinal manipulation, myofascial muscular rehabilitation and ultrasound and other physiotherapy modalities.

He is board certified and licensed to practice in New York State. Dr. Smith is also a board certified independent medical examiner. 
 
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Jun 4, 2018

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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May 29, 2018

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.

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May 21, 2018

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.

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May 14, 2018

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.

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May 7, 2018

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.

EDUCATION

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


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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 \

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Apr 30, 2018

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.

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Apr 23, 2018

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.

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Apr 16, 2018

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.

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Apr 2, 2018

A cervical disc herniation is treated in this 61 year-old man by spine specialist, Dr. Dave Langholff.  

Dave Langholff, D.C., FACO

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:

  • American Chiropractic Association
  • Wisconsin Chiropractic Association
  • American College of Chiropractic Orthopedics

When not in the office, Dr. Langholff enjoys cycling, gardening, riding his Vespa, reading and travel.

Resources:

Dr. Langholff's website

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Mar 26, 2018

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.

Resources:

Dr. Kloor's website

Chanda Plan Foundation

Discat Plus Enhanced

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