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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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Dec 11, 2017

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.

Resources:

Dr. Harris's website information

Effects of flexion-distraction manipulation therapy on pain and disability in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Innovative application of Cox Flexion Distraction Decompression to the knee: a retrospective case series.

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Dec 4, 2017

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.

Resources:

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1-432-337-5553

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Nov 27, 2017

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.

Resources:

1-603-203-3185

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Nov 20, 2017

Lopez

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.

Resources:

1-212-319-3433

 
Nov 13, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. Fred Schofield helps a 90 year-old gentleman incapacitated by severe back pain get relief.

Dr. Schofield knows what it is like to suffer from neck and back pain. That is why he has committed his life to serving those in pain. “I was kicked in the back in a rugby game and suffered chronic low back and neck pain for 9 years! My father was a medical doctor and chiropractic was off limits. However, when after 9 years I was still in pain, I was willing to do anything. That is when I went to see a chiropractor for the first time. My pain was gone after the first chiropractic adjustment. It was right then that I decided to become a chiropractor.”

Dr. Schofield is recognized locally in Phoenix, nationally and internationally as a leading authority amongst spine specialists.  He is renowned amongst peers for developing the most innovative approaches and specific systems for patient care. Dr. Schofield’s Functional Analysis allows him to accurately find and remove central nervous system interference.

Restoring central nervous system function allows him to achieve incredible and dramatic results with the most difficult, chronic and degenerative cases.

Resources:

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Nov 6, 2017

A hair-dresser seeks relief of severe back pain from spine specialist, Dr. Anthony Galante to avoid back surgery.

Dr. Galante graduated from National University of Health Sciences in 1992, is certified in Cox Technique Flexion/Distraction, author of The Sciatic Survival Guide and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

Dr. Galante grew up with back pain. His mother suffered with it, his father had stenosis and arthritis, his grandfather had 2 low back surgeries (neither surgery helped), several aunts and uncles have dealt with back pain, with it being so prevalent in his family it wasn’t a big surprise that Dr. Galante found himself in a chiropractor’s office at the tender age of 17.

You see, Dr. Galante had a history of low back pain going back to middle school! For years the nagging pain was there, but it wasn’t until a hard hit in a hockey game landed the good doctor on his hip that the back really flared up!

Suffering with back pain on and off during his 20’s, he found traditional chiropractic techniques were not relieving the pain and it continued into his early 30’s. This caused Dr. Galante to search for a solution. And he found one. The Cox Technique relieved Dr. Galante’s back pain for the first time in 2 YEARS!

Currently, Dr. Galante uses numerous treatments to improve his patient’s quality of life. In addition to the Cox Technique, he utilizes Manipulation, Physical Therapy, Super Pulsed Laser, Whole Body Standing Vibration, Rebuilder Therapy, Orthotic Therapy, TENS units, Diet and Nutritional Counseling, Kinesiotaping and Massage Therapy.

Dr. Galante lives in Algonquin with his wife and two children.

Resources:

Dr. Galante's website

224-829-0339

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Oct 30, 2017

Dr. Gudavalli shares with us what happens to the human spine when Cox Technic is applied that makes it so effective.

Dr. Gudavalli obtained Bachelor of Science degree and basic
engineering degrees from India, and Master of engineering degree from McMaster University, Canada, and a PhD degree from University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Gudavalli has been affiliated with basic and translational
biomechanics research for more than 20 years. He has obtained several federal grants as a principal investigator, co-leader, and as a
co-investigator to do research on basic science studies related to
musculoskeletal system as well as clinical studies on low back pain
and neck pain. He has been involved in obtaining federal research
funding in the amount exceeding $20 million as a principal
investigator , co-leader, and  as a co-investigator.  Served as a
co-leader (Co-PI) on three developmental center grants from National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Resources:

Dr. Gudavalli's research papers

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Oct 23, 2017

On this episode, spine specialist Dr. Kevin Keyes shares a story of a young active mother who is suddenly stopped by back and leg pain.

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 doctorate degree in 1998 at the University of National Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois. He was honored with the National Dean’s List Award upon graduation.  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 doctor to bring the Cox Decompression method to his community. 

Resources:

Dr. Keyes' website

(936) 447-9484

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Oct 16, 2017

Back pain can be sign of an ominous underlying condition.  Dr. Daniel Clark shares patient stories of some of these life-threatening conditions.

Dr. Daniel Clark, a back pain specialist for over 30 years has been helping hundreds of people just like you live pain-free. As a back pain specialist certified in the Cox® Technic, he focuses on the examination and diagnosis of the patient. The examination of the spine is led by the most accurate tests available. The diagnosis most crucial to the best clinical outcomes depends on the back pain specialists keeping abreast of the latest tests and what they mean. Many patients had lost hope that they would ever find a cure for their chronic pain and be able to lead a normal life once again.

Macomb Spine Care specializes in Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression methods, utilizing the Cox® Technic, backed by federally funded research, to treat neck, back and sciatic pain. These conditions can be a result from failed back surgery, bulging/herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and stenosis.

Resources:

Macomb Spine Care

586-228-1500

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Oct 9, 2017

On this episode, spine specialist Dr. Jonathan Cerutti shares a story of a father who herniates a disc following the recent birth of his third child.  A before and after MRI confirms the reduction of the disc herniation using Cox® Technic spinal decompression.

Dr. Jonathan A. Cerutti’s extensive medical background stems from his four years of study in biology at Manhattan College which he attended while on an athletic scholarship as a sprinter and hurdler. While an undergraduate student he was the recipient of an educational grant to perform research in Australia. The study was published in a prestigious botanical journal. A passionate desire to significantly change and improve the health and lives of others led him to continue his education at the prestigious New York Chiropractic College where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic.

Resources:

Call Dr. Cerutti at 1-203-792-9582

Dr. Cerutti's website

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Oct 2, 2017

An active veteran with neck and shoulder pain gets frustrated with conventional treatment.  After a year he finally finds spine specialist, Dr. Sarah Murrow who practices in Louisville, Kentucky and is now pain free!

Dr. Murrow specializes in the Cox technic, a well-researched, scientifically proven technique to treat more delicate spinal conditions such as disc herniations, stenosis, and spondylolisthesis. You can learn more about her technique and other conditions that can be treated by visiting www.coxtechnic.com.

Resources:

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Sep 25, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. Hilary Murray shares a story of a skeptical Harley rider who finally gets relief of his neck pain.

Dr. Murray completed her undergraduate degree at Moravian College. 
She followed in her father’s footsteps to become a chiropractor. She received her doctorate of chiropractic degree from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic.  She is certified in Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation for the cervical and lumbar spine.

Resources:

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Sep 18, 2017

Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal. This narrowing causes a restriction to the spinal canal, resulting in symptoms that include pain, numbness, and loss of motor control.

Spine specialist, Dr. Matthew Alexander shares two examples of this condition and how he treats patients with spinal stenosis.

About Dr. Alexander:

 
Undergraduate Education
·     Bachelors of Science in Human Anatomy
      1993-1996 Cedarville University
      1996-1997 SUNY Empire State
Graduate Education
 ·    Doctorate of Chiropractic
      High Honors—Magna Cum Laude
      1996-1999 New York Chiropractic College
 
Practice Experience
·    Apple Country Chiropractic, PC
     Private Practice since 1999
Post Graduate Continuing Education Certification
·        Certified Cox-Flexion-Decompression (2005)
·        Whiplash: Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome (1998)
 
Resources:
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Sep 11, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. Jake Bohnen discusses a treatment that shows a disc herniation resolve on MRI.

Dr. Bohnen attended Gustavus Adolphus College where studied Health Fitness and played football and baseball. Dr. Jake went on to attend Northwestern Health Sciences University where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While studying at Northwestern, he played for the Naturals Hockey team.

Dr. Jake is certified in Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation Spinal Decompression, while also utilizing Diversified technique, extremity adjusting, activator, drop piece, trigger point therapy, laser therapy, and rehabilitation exercises. Also, he is certified to perform DOT physical exams and Drug and Alcohol Tests.

Dr. Jake continues to live an active lifestyle by enjoying golf, baseball, hockey, basketball, snowboarding, running, and water sports. Dr. Jake strives to get his patients out of pain quickly and back to doing what they love to do!

Resources:

jakebohnen@gmail.com

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Sep 4, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. Suneil Ninan shares a story of a grandmother with multiple disc bulges who is successfully treated conservatively.

In The Words of Suneil (Nick) Ninan, M.S., D.C. 

“I have been in private practice for more than 20 years. Over this period of time, I have gained knowledge in treating a variety of conditions, for both acute and chronic conditions. 

Earlier on in my career, I also taught anatomy and physiology at the college/undergraduate level, and stopped when the demands of private practice became too great to do both. 

I opened my office in Gowanda in 1994. I have been practicing in this small town ever since. I enjoy the charms of being in a rural area, with space and privacy. I am happy to live and work in my hometown, where I went to school and have friends and family. I enjoy playing tennis, bike riding, hiking, and gardening. I also enjoy travel, and the great outdoors. I am a longtime member of Collins Friends Meeting, where I teach Sunday School. I live nearby in Cattaraugus, NY with my wife and two boys.” 
 
Resources:
Dr. Ninan's website
 
(716) 532-6212
 
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Aug 14, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. Matthew Collins, director of TWIN CITIES HEADACHE NECK & BACK, shares two interesting patient stories with us.  The first patient has sciatica following back surgery.  The second story involves diagnosing and treating sciatica without an MRI.

Matthew Collins, DC, DACRB is a 1999 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He has been in private practice in St. Paul, MN since 2000.
 
Dr. Matthew Collins is board certified in Rehabilitation by the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. He has certificate training in Acupuncture. He has training and credentials in MRI interpretation from the State University of New York in Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He has an advanced certificate of competency in Whiplash Injuries from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
 
His practice focus is on the diagnosis and case management of biomechanical spine pain and spine injuries. He co-manages patients with complex spine conditions with local primary care providers, neurologists and surgeons.
 
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Aug 8, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. Douglas Hadel discusses a very difficult neck condition to treat.  He also shares a story of a case of sciatica following a hip replacement.

About Dr. Hadel:

Selected Post Graduate Studies

Certification Cox Technique  I   1995             Certification Cox Technique II   2001             Certification Cox Technique III  2006           Acupuncture Treatment of Infertility  2010
Advanced Certification Cox Technique 2015

Awards  Honors 

Cleveland Univ Alumni Board of Dir  1999
Ambassador Society Cleveland Univ  1988
Beta Chi Ro Fraternity Honorarium   1987
Advisory Committee OHAI Symposium   1985              

Non-Surgical Treatment of Discogenic Pain          

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Jul 24, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. Richard Dybowski shares one of the most difficult types of back pain to treat, a disc sequestration or disc fragment.

Dr. R.B. Dybowski graduated from Warren Fitzgerald High School, Oakland University then Palmer Chiropractic College in 1977. After one year of practice in Madison Heights, he opened the Utica Chiropractic Clinic, P.C.

Since Dr. Dybowski has been involved in many sports throughout his life, an interest in sports injuries comes naturally. Medical referral and acceptance of these referrals has been a hallmark of our practice. Multiple advanced and continuing education courses have been completed since his graduation. He is a certified Cox Technic doctor.

Resources:

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586-739-6080

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Jul 17, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. Joel Kirsch from Birmingham, Michigan shares two patient stories with our listeners and we get to hear from one of those patients as well.

Dr. Kirsch earned his bachelors degree in exercise science from Indiana University in 2003 and doctorate of chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences in 2006. He is a candidate for a Diplomate Degree in Chiropractic Rehabilitation (ACRB), after taking more than 300 hours of post-graduate rehab courses. He is also a member of the International Society of Clinical Rehab Specialists (ISCRS).

Dr. J has worked with many of the world's foremost experts in spinal care and rehabilitation, becoming certified in Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation .  In the last few years, he has traveled across the country, and as far as Australia and Europe to bring his patients the latest and most-effective treatment available. 

Resources:

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Jul 10, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr, Bryce Milam discusses a spinal condition called spondylolisthesis treated non-surgically with Cox Technic.

Dr. Bryce Milam is a 1982 graduate from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. He is also a graduate of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, the American Academy of Manual and Physical Medicine, and is a certified member of Cox ® Technic , one of only seven certified in the state of Oregon. He started the clinic with a vision to help others and become a rock in the Parkrose community. Over the years his clinic has grown and now shares this vision with Dr. Jackie Cashion, Dr. Daniel Capitano and Dr. Evan Halbert.

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Jul 3, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. David Ward and his patient share their story of disabling back and leg pain in a new mom.

Dr. David Ward grew up in Adrian Michigan. It was there that he was first introduced to Chiropractic. After being treated by the hometown chiropractor, he knew he wanted to help heal people just like his chiropractor had done for him.

He soon took off for Central Michigan University to do his undergraduate studies, before moving to Davenport Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Since his graduation, he has worked in clinics ranging as far and wide as Hyderabad, India. He finally found his home in Grand Rapids MI, and in October 2008 he opened the doors to Active Life Chiropractic. Dr. Ward is also the team chiropractor for the Grand Raggidy Roller Derby team.

Dr. Ward is proud to be a part of one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world, the Shiners Hospitals. The Shiners Hospitals are committed to helping children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs. His clinic has also helped raise over 60,000.00 for Cystic Fibrosis research. 

Resources:

Call:  616-361-9888

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Jun 26, 2017

On this episode, spine specialist Dr. Michael Karafa and his patient share their story of hope for patients who have already had one back surgery.

Dr. Karafa obtained his Doctorate from the National College in Illinois. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Geneva College. He’s been practicing in Sewickley since 2004. Mike is an avid runner and craftsmen. Mike strives to make sure his patients can remain active through injury or excessive training. He is certified in the Graston technique and the Cox Decompression Adjustment & Manipulation Technic.

Resources:

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Jun 19, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. James Schantz shares a story of a pilot with a neck fusion who gets relief of headaches with Cox Technic.

Dr. Schantz is one the few spine specialists 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 Leading Edge Sport & Spine, we are very proud to be offering this cutting-edge, non-surgical pain relief methods.

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Jun 12, 2017

Should you have back surgery?  What are your options?  What if you already have had back surgery, but still have pain?  Listen to Dr. James M. Cox to hear the latest research on this topic.

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.

 

Resources:

Cox® Technic

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Jun 5, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. Evelyne Bruneau shares a story of an active young man who gets side-lined from playing soccer with a disc herniation causing leg pain.  We also get to hear from this patient as he tells his story of getting back in the game.

Dr. Bruneau's practice is located in Orléans, Ontario, 15 minutes east of downtown Ottawa.  She specializes in treating the most difficult spinal conditions with the Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Spinal Decompression Manipulation.  She has 30 years of clinical experience and is a highly sought after in the Ottawa area.

Resources:

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613-830-8632

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http://drevelynebruneau.com/index.html

http://www.easternontariolocumservice.com/index_e.html

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