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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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Sep 30, 2019

Dr. C. Michael DuPriest discusses his experience in treating spine patients within the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

Dr Michael DuPriest is both a doctor of chiropractic and doctor of physical therapy holding active licenses in the state of Arkansas. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedist with completion of his diplomate in 2003. He is certified in Cox F/D for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar region. Prior to receiving his appointment with Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System he was in the private sector for 26 years, initially as a solo practitioner, followed by being an associate provider with  Arkansas Family Care Network, the latter a large multidisciplinary medical network.  He is married with two adult children, was active in ultradistance trail running for 15 years (now runs/walks for fitness), and enjoys hiking, camping, and foreign travel. 

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

Sep 23, 2019

Instructor and clinician from Logan University Health Centers, Dr. Patricia Estrada is our spine specialist on this episode.  She discusses and shares a story along with her patient about back pain in athletes.

Dr. Patricia Estrada, DC, is a clinician and Instructor at Logan University in St. Louis Missouri. Dr. Estrada specializes in functional health and traditional evidenced informed chiropractic. She is certified in Cox flexion distraction, SFMA, McKenzie, DNS as well as board-certified in acupuncture. In addition to teaching our student doctors in the Montgomery health center, Dr. Estrada is an assistant instructor in Cox flexion distraction and laboratory diagnosis. She’s a graduate of Logan University and has been a faculty member at Logan University for 9 years.

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Logan University Health Centers 1-636-230-1990

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Sep 16, 2019

This is an exciting episode as Dr. James Cox discusses the treatment that he has developed for disc degeneration, an often diagnosed cause of back pain.

James M. Cox, DC, DACBR, FICC, Hon.D.Litt., FACO(H)

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, Keiser University, 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.  

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About Dr. Cox

curriculum vitae 

More about Cox® Technic

www.coxtechnic.com

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Innovation

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Adogwa, Owoicho; Davison, Mark A; Vuong, Victoria D; Khalid, Syed; Lilly, Daniel T; Desai, Shyam A; Moreno, Jessica; Cheng, Joseph; Bagley, Carlos: Long-Term Costs of Maximum Non-operative Treatments in Patients With Symptomatic Lumbar Stenosis or Spondylolisthesis that Ultimately Required Surgery. A 5-Year Cost Analysis. Spine 2019;44(6):424-430

Boden, Lauren M., BA∗; Boden, Stephanie A., BA∗; Premkumar, Ajay, MD†; Gottschalk, Michael B., MD‡; Boden, Scott D., MD: Predicting Likelihood of Surgery Before First Visit in Patients With Back and Lower Extremity Symptoms: A Simple Mathematical Model Based on More Than 8,000 Patients. Spine: September 15, 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 18 - p 1296-1305

Kim LH1, Vail D1, Azad TD1, Bentley JP2, Zhang Y1, Ho AL1, Fatemi P1, Feng A1, Varshneya K1, Desai M2, Veeravagu A1, Ratliff JK1. Expenditures and Health Care Utilization Among Adults With Newly Diagnosed Low Back and Lower Extremity Pain. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 May 3;2(5):e193676. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.3676.

Kuo, Ya-Wen PhD; Hsu, Yu-Chun MS; Chuang, I-Ting MS; Chao, Pen-Hsiu Grace PhD; Wang, Jaw-Lin PhD. Spinal Traction Promotes Molecular Transportation in a Simulated Degenerative Intervertebral Disc Model. Spine: April 20th, 2014 - Volume 39 - Issue 9 - p E550–E556

Chung TS1, Yang HE, Ahn SJ, Park JH. Herniated Lumbar Disks: Real-time MR Imaging Evaluation during Continuous Traction. Radiology. 2015 Jan 22:141400. 

Wong A, Parent E, Dhillon S, Prasad N, Kawchuk G: Do Participants With Low Back Pain Who Respond to Spinal Manipulative Therapy Differ Biomechanically From Nonresponders, Untreated Controls or Asymptomatic Controls? Spine: 01 September 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 17 - p 1329–1337  doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000981

Wong AYL1,2, Parent EC3, Dhillon SS4, Prasad N5, Samartzis D6, Kawchuk GN. Differential patient responses to spinal manipulative therapy and their relation to spinal degeneration and post-treatment changes in disc diffusion.Eur Spine J. 2019 Jan 2. doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5851-2. [Epub ahead of print]

Beattie PF, Butts R, Donley JW, Liuzzo DM. The Within-Session Change in Low Back Pain Intensity Following Spinal Manipulative Therapy is Related to Differences in Diffusion of Water in the Intervertebral Discs of the Upper Lumbar Spine and L5-S1. Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013 Nov 21.

Alamam, DM, Moloney, J, Leaver A, Alsobsel, H, Mackey G. Pain intensity and fear avoidance explain disability related to chronic low back pain in a Saudi Arabian population. Spine:August 1, 2019 Vol 44 Issue 15 – pE889-E898

Tan D, Hodges PW, Costa N, Ferreira M, Setchell J: Impact of fare ups on lives of individuals with low back pain: a qualitative investigation. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2019.06.003

Sep 9, 2019

Ontario spine specialist, Dr. Rob Rudy and his patients tell what worked and what didn't for treating their sciatica.

Dr. Robert Rudy is a 1997 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport) and has been at his current locations in Peterborough and Apsley, Ontario for over 15 years.

A chronic low back pain sufferer since his teens, Dr. Rudy uses the knowledge gained from his own experience to help empower and educate his patients on the proper management of their low back pain.

Dr. Rudy attends regular post-graduate training with a focus on: Concussion Management, Soft Tissue Therapy, low back pain, and neck pain.  He understands the importance of identifying and restoring abnormal function of the muscles and joints of the body.  Dr. Rudy has been a certified Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression practitioner since 2013 and utilizes the Cox protocols in the treatment of his patients.

When not in his office, Dr. Rudy can often be found in various arenas across Southern Ontario as the trainer for his son’s hockey team.

“The reason I love to use Cox® Technic  Flexion Distraction Decompression with my patients is that, not only is it the best treatment available to manage pain due to spinal dysfunction, it is also backed by extensive peer reviewed research.” 

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