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The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson

The Back Doctors podcast is weekly conversations with doctors from around the world sharing patient stories as they inform, educate, and offer hope for the millions of people who have back pain.
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May 29, 2017

On this episode, we take a short pause from interviewing other doctors, so that I can share two of my own patient stories with you.  The first is a cancer patient that presents in excruciating pain.  The second is a 76 y.o. farmer who had a spine fusion and was having difficulty walking.

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May 22, 2017

On this episode we hear from PGA great Butch Baird and retired NFL player Dontay Mock as they share their experiences of being treated by spine specialist, Dr. Leisa-Marie Grgula.

Dr. Grgula holds a Bachelor degree in Human Biology.  She received her Doctorate Degree from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.  She is certified in Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation.  Dr. Grgula studied Acupuncture with Dr. Chih-Wei Rei, Chinese Orthopedic Surgeon, and Chiropractic Physician.

She is originally from Massachusetts, and practiced in Chicago for one year, after graduating from National. She has been living and practicing in Sedona since 1996, and now in North Phoenix since 2007. Since the sale of her Sedona practice, she now practices solely in North Phoenix, AZ.

Resources:

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Call: 1-(602)-493-2228

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May 15, 2017

We hear from both Dr. Keith Bartley and his patient Mitch on this episode about avoiding back surgery.

Dr. Bartley graduated from Indiana University with an Athletic Training and Sports Medicine degree and after interning with the New England Patriots entered Logan University. He has been practicing in Jasper, IN since 1990 and is certified in Cox Technic of the Cervical and Lumbar spines, and has Full Body, Biomechanics and Long Nerve Entrapment certifications in Active Release Technique (ART). He is an avid triathlete and has completed the Boston Marathon. 

Resources:

Dr. Bartley's location: 

1201 Main St.
Jasper, IN 47546
 
812-482-6600
 
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May 8, 2017

Our spine specialist on this episode is Dr. Benjamin Glass. Dr. Glass shares two severe neck pain cases that have herniated discs.

Dr. Glass is unique to his profession.  He carries the unfamiliar title of DACBR after his name, which means not only can he treat your spine needs: but as a Radiologist, he is able to analyze different images including X-rays and MRIs.  This skill enables him to more accurately diagnosis his patients, resulting in overall better care.

He is one of only four Chiropractic/ Radiologist physicians throughout the entire state of Ohio who is certified to perform Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation .

While there are nearly 60,000 Chiropractors nationally, only 1% of them have chosen to focus on studying and caring for the most difficult spine pain conditions with well-researched protocols like Dr. Glass.

Resources:

Jefferson Park Spine Specialists

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May 1, 2017

On this episode Dr. Marc Baker from Nova Scotia Canada, is joined by his patient who shares a common low back pain story. 

Dr. Marc Baker worked in a multidisciplinary private practice while also being a staff doctor at the Canadian Forces Base hospital in Halifax.  After his tenure with the Canadian Forces, he opened the first Disc Clinic in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada. In the spring of 2015 he opened a second Disc Clinic in Dartmouth Nova Scotia.

Given his strong belief and passion for the Cox® Technic, Dr. Baker became a hands-on instructor and has taught workshops for other doctors from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Quebec, Canada.

Resources:

http://www.thediscclinic.com/

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Apr 24, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. Ted Siciliano and his patient tell a story of severe back and leg pain following a knee replacement.

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.

Resources:

Manahawkin Chiropractic Ctr

720 S Main St Mayetta, NJ  08092

609-597-9333

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Apr 17, 2017

On this episode, we get the privilege of hearing from both the doctor and the patient.  Dr. Salvator Tocco, a spine specialist practicing in Cleveland, shares a story of a patient who had had multiple back surgeries before entering his office.  Then we get to hear the patient tell his treatment outcome with Dr. Tocco.

Dr. Tocco has over twenty five years of clinical experience. Working together with an experienced team of professionals, Dr. Tocco has helped thousands of patients over the years to regain their health and vitality.

Dr. Tocco is part of the staff at Lutheran Hospital; Cleveland Clinic Health System. His interest lay in spinal care and joint rehabilitation. He treats patients with neck and back pain, headaches, involved in auto accidents, whiplash injuries, and work related injuries.

Resources:

Dr. Tocco's website

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Apr 10, 2017

New York, spine specialist, Dr. Gary Stefanick tells us an uplifting story about a woman who regained her life back after having debilitating sciatica.

Dr. Stefanick is a 1980 graduate of Rutgers College with a B.S. degree in Human Kinetics/ Biology, his further education was received in 1983 as a Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Stefanick continued on with post doctorate studies becoming a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board, and is board certified in many forms of physical rehabilitation. In addition to treating many injuries and conditions of the spine he is also proficient in treating and rehabilitating injuries of the extremities, especially conditions of the shoulders, knees, and hips. In addition to using Cox flexion- distraction manipulation of the spine he also includes in and out of office exercise protocols in his rehabilitation programs.

Resources:

Call Dr. Stefanick (212)-243-3080

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Apr 3, 2017

This episode's spine specialist, Dr. Craig Dillman shares an interesting story of a physician who injured his neck doing a yoga head stand.

Dr. Dillman has over 35 years experience treating the most difficult spine cases.  He often receives referrals from other doctors to defer spinal surgery and reduce pain, particularly individuals who cannot take pain medication.

His expertise is the treatment and evaluation of patients who are having mobility problems associated with arm, leg and back pain that often results from spinal disorders such as disc herniations, arthritis and spinal stenosis.

Resources:

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Mar 27, 2017

On this episode, we take a different approach to our interview to hear a patient's perspective on Cox Technic Flexion/Distraction Decompression manipulation.

Mrs. Patricia Robbins graciously joins me to share her story of facing back surgery and finding hope for her future with the Cox® Technic treatments.

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Mar 20, 2017

On this episode, our spine specialist is Dr. Jeffrey Langmaid. Dr. Langmaid brings non-surgical hope for patients diagnosed with spinal stenosis.

Dr. Langmaid practices at the Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, Florida.

He has presented and lectured at multiple hospitals and is frequently a featured speaker at continuing education conferences for his profession.

Dr. Langmaid continually seeks ways to help patients find back pain relief through a variety of conservative treatments and invests his personal time in reading research articles and authoring published works to enhance the future of patient care.

Resources:

The Laser Spine Institute of Tampa

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Mar 13, 2017

Spine specialist, Dr. Ted Arkfeld tells an interesting story of a high school student athlete who suffered a concussion during off season basketball.

Dr. Ted A. Arkfeld has been in practice since 1988.  He practiced for over ten years in multidisciplinary clinics working alongside medical doctors and physical therapists.  For the last seven years his practice has primarily focused on the treatment of chronic pain.  In 2009 he opened northern Michigan's first pain clinic solely for those patient's suffering from disc related pathologies.
 
Dr. Arkfeld's main goal when first examining a patient is to identify the anatomical structure(s) that is causing the pain. Once this has been identified, the patient is placed on a treatment program specfically for their condition.  The two main goals of treatment at Arkfeld Advanced Chiropractic is to eliminate or decrease the patient's pain, and to increase their normal activities of daily living.

Ted A. Arkfeld, D.C., M.S., C.P.C., is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic where he also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. He earned his Master's of Science in Biomechanical Trauma from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

For the past ten years, Dr. Arkfeld has focused solely on chronic conditions such as disc herniations, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, and failed back surgery cases.  In 2009 he successfully became certified in the Cox Technic, and recently completed his recertification process.  Dr. Arkfeld uses the latest research, technology, and clinical expertise in order to bring about successful clinical outcomes.

Resources:

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Mar 6, 2017

Law enforcement officers have particular job requirements that predispose them to back pain.  Spine specialist, Dr Nate McKee tells us about these challenges.

Dr. Nate McKee is a chiropractor out of Davison, MI. He graduated in 2016 with his Doctorate of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences. Dr. McKee and his wife, Dr. Shannon McKee, recently opened their chiropractic and acupuncture practice, McKee Chiropractic Unlimited, back in October of 2016.

Though a recent graduate, Dr. Nate McKee has gained significant clinical experience, which has made him confortable diagnosing and treating complex neck and back conditions.  While in chiropractic school he did an Externship at the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN, he’s earned Cox® Technic Certification, and he is working towards becoming a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

Dr. McKee and his wife enjoy working together, to give patients in their area the best care, utilizing Cox® Technic, acupuncture, and more.

Resources:

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Feb 27, 2017

This episode’s spine specialist is Dr. Roy Siegel.  He shares a story of treating one of the most beloved men in the world.  Dr. Siegel practices in New York City.

Roy H. Siegel He has lectured nationwide on low back pain and sciatica, prevention and treatment of dance and running injuries as well as nutrition.

Dr. Roy has treated thousands of professional dancers and broadway performers along with the casts and crews. 
Dr. Siegel has had articles published in Runners World, Dance Magazine. Redbook magazine, the NY Times and an article on posture in Oprah Winfrey’s magazine O. Dr. Siegel has appeared TV discussing his role in the treatment of dance and running injuries. You may also have seen Dr. Siegel on "Sixty Minutes" or on Regis and Kelly..

Dr. Roy has attended over 2,000 hours of nutrition courses and seminars. He loves creating a diet and supplement schedule for patients that will help them alleviate and correct problems as well as slow the aging process. He practices what he preaches and loves it.

He is still an active musician, playing guitar and piano, performing as singer/songwriter Roy Howard. Besides treating dancers, his musical background enhances his ability to help musicians play with strength, dexterity in a pain free state.

Resources:

Dr. Siegel on Regis & Kelly

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Feb 20, 2017

Chronic pain patients make up 25% of those patients who experience back pain.  Dr. Barton shares an inspirational story of a nurse with chronic back pain.

Dr. Barton brings the most current levels of understanding and technology to his Kingston practice. His commitment to low force adjusting methods regularly attract patients with chronic spine issues.

Dr. Barton is a certified medical specialist with the Titleist Performance Institute and founding partner of the Kingston Golf Lab.

Dr. Barton leads by example. He and his family live a chiropractic wellness lifestyle blending fitness, nutritional awareness and purposeful living.

Resources:

Dr. Barton's website

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Feb 13, 2017

I think you are going to enjoy this story of hope from veteran spine specialist, Dr. William Davis.

Dr. Davis practices in Kenmore, NY.  Even after serving generations of families in the Buffalo area community for over 40 years, he is still very passionate about his work. 

His experience is evident in many areas including: nutrition, disc disease, degenerative joint disease, fibromyalgia, sports and dance injury, applied kinesiology, and geriatric care.  His all-inclusive approach to healing has extended to a wide circle of the top medical and alternative healers in Western New York. 

Resources:

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Feb 7, 2017

Today’s spine specialist on the Back Doctors Podcast is Dr. Gregory Priest.  Dr. Priest has authored several published papers and has been giving continuing education lectures since 2002.  He lives and practices in Melbourne, Florida.  He explains the thinking process and detective work it takes to diagnose and treat an architect with neck and arm pain.

Dr. Greg Priest graduated Summa Cum Laude from Life University in 1983 as Salutatorian of the Graduating Class.  Dr. Priest then continued his postgraduate training through the National University of Health Sciences Chiropractic Orthopedic program, and was awarded the title of Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. 

Resources:

Dr. Priest's website

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Jan 30, 2017

Dr. Loren Miller takes us on quite an adventure, following the story of a green beret veteran with multiple spine issues.

Dr. Miller is an accomplished doctor and academic with both a Diplomate and Fellow status with the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists.

"I became a chiropractor because when I myself was going through unbelievable neck, back, and muscle pain.  A chiropractor was the only doctor who was able to give lasting relief from my suffering. And he did it without prescribing pharmaceuticals or cutting into me. I also liked the fact that he took the time to communicate with me about the different causes of neck and back pain.  My first chiropractor was the first to really talk with me about the pain that comes with back problems.  He also talked to me about chiropractic, pain and my overall health and wellness. Now that I too am a chiropractor, I emulate his compassionate approach.  I take every opportunity to talk about what it is to be a chiropractor, providing solutions for neck, back, and general muscle and joint pain with my patients.  I want them to know that we can offer many of them the relief they are in search of." 

Resources:

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Jan 23, 2017

Back pain in teenagers is common.  Dr. Kelly Brinkman shares a story of a 14 y.o. with a disc injury.

Kelly K. Brinkman, DC, MCS-P graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1990 and was in private practice through 2016.  She is an Associate Professor at Logan University in their College of Chiropractic and has taught the Cox Flexion Distraction course at Logan since 1991.  She is currently working full time at Logan and has begun working on a research project involving the Cox Flexion Distraction technique and diagnostic ultrasound.  As a certified Cox Flexion Distraction practitioner she has witnessed the profound effects this technique has had on the lives of patients and particular enjoyed treating those difficult patients such as those who didn’t do well with lumbar surgery, those who herniated lumbar discs or who had degenerative disease and stenotic radiculopathies.  

Resources:

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Jan 16, 2017

Dr. Leisa-Marie Grgula shares a story of a moto-cross rider and another story about a professional body-builder.

Our spine specialist on this episode is Dr. Leisa-Marie Grgula.  Dr. Grgula is a Chiropractic Physician and holds a Bachelor degree in Human Biology.  She received her Doctorate Degree from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.  She is certified in Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation.  Dr. Grgula studied Acupuncture with Dr. Chih-Wei Rei, Chinese Orthopedic Surgeon, and Chiropractic Physician.

She is originally from Massachusetts, and practiced in Chicago for one year, after graduating from National. She has been living and practicing in Sedona since 1996, and now in North Phoenix since 2007. Since the sale of her Sedona practice, she now practices solely in North Phoenix, AZ.

Resources:

Contact Dr. Leisa

Call: 1-(602)-493-2228

Dr. Grgula's website

Read Dr. Grgula's Case Report

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Jan 9, 2017

Dr. Bret White is this episode's Back Doctor.  Today, Dr. White shares an interesting story of a patient with neck pain, arm pain, and breast pain.  Dr. White currently practices in Vero Beach, Florida.

Before relocating to Florida he practiced in Boston where he had the unique opportunity to teach to Nursing Students as well as 3rd & 4th Year Medical Students from Tufts, Harvard, UMASS and Boston University, during their Family Medicine rotations.

Dr. White enjoys working with athletes of all levels and all sports. He continues to treat a wide variety of people, ranging from young children to individuals in their 90’s; from elite and professional athletes, to the non-athletic alike.

Resources:

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Jan 2, 2017

On this episode of the Back Doctors podcast our guest is Dr. Tyler Lomnicki.  Dr. Lomnicki is an up and coming spine specialist who lives and practices with his wife Dr. Sunni Lomnicki in Minster, Ohio.

He is a 2014 graduate of the National University of Health Sciences.  On this episode he shares a story of a woman who was brought into his office in a wheelchair.

Resources:

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