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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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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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