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Sep 21, 2020

Spine specialist, Dr. Shawn Nelson shares a story of a woman who had traumatic spine injuries that left her leg and the last four toes of her foot numb for 10 years.  He describes how he was able to help this patient return to a higher quality of life.

Dr. Shawn Nelson

My journey to becoming a Chiropractor began as a patient in my early teens.  I was being treated for some debilitating migraine headaches that would take my vision from me.  I began to get adjustments and these went away. Continued treatment then kept them away.  When the time came to make some career choices in high school; I chose Chiropractor, FBI agent, and stuntman (The Fall Guy was my favorite TV show and the impetus for this choice).  Due to my natural aptitude in science, my experiences with my own issues, and my overwhelming desire to be able to help in any situation I could; I made my choice. 

​I was educated my entire life inside the State of Iowa. First attending and graduating from Waldorf College with an AA in pre-med. I continued on at the University of Northern Iowa and then the Palmer College of Undergraduate Studies earning my BS in General Science. I finished my education graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa March of 2002.  I have practiced in Michigan continuously since moving here in April of 2002.

My wife and I have 2 boys and a girl which keeps us very active.  We have been living in nearby Grosse Pointe Woods for 8 years and stay very active with the local schools and churches.  My work ethic was shaped by growing up on our family farm outside my hometown of 500 people.  My parents worked full time jobs and I played 5 sports in high school, so we farmed at night when everyone else had gone in for the night.  If something broke we were up as long as we needed to be to get ready for the next night. 

​I have always been around athletics. After high school I was a 2 sport athlete in college on scholarship for both football and wrestling. I continued to receive Chiropractic care through these years specifically after severely spraining my left knee at the end of my freshman years.  Once those ended I changed my focus to rugby.  I was on scholarship for it through my chiropractic college.  My playing career ended in 2012.  I played in 2 countries, countless states, and for 6 teams (including a cameo for the Navy).  I have coached both the men and women of Detroit.  For the last 7 years I have stayed active with refereeing. I have been taking care of athletes nearly 20 years starting in our rehab department in college, treating the whole rugby team in college for a year, and then being the on field trainer and chiropractor for all of the teams I played on and coached for 17 years here in Detroit.

Resources

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Dr. Nelson on Facebook

https://provider.kareo.com/dr-shawn-nelson

Knee Decompression Article

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Sep 14, 2020

Spine specialist, Dr. Robert Borzone and his patient tell their story of continuation of care from one Certified Cox Technic doctor to another.

Dr. Robert Borzone, DC, LAc, DACBN

Dr. Robert Borzone, DC, LAc, DACBN is a Chiropractor, Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and Certified AMMA Therapist. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Rider College and his Doctorate degree from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Borzone is the former Dean of the School of Massage Therapy and Chair of the Science Department of the New York College for Health Professions where he also received his training in acupuncture. He is an adjunct faculty member at Stony Brook University teaching courses on Complementary Medicine and Ancestral Medicine for the School of Social Welfare. Dr. Borzone is an adjunct faculty member at Nassau Community College teaching courses on Nutrition and Biology and has lectured at Hofstra University on Nutrition and Wellness. He is a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Bodywork through the NCCAOM, a Certified Asian Bodywork Therapy Instructor with the AOBTA and a Certified COX practitioner. Dr. Borzone is a Category A Provider of NCBTMB.Dr. Borzone has dedicated over 30 years to the health professions through education, consulting and professional development. He has lectured extensively in the fields of Oriental Medicine, Nutrition, Back Care and Wellness and has published works in professional journals as well as contributed to books on wellness.

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Aug 31, 2020

Spine specialist, Dr. Jasmine Hornberger and her patient share her story of recovery following a second back surgery.

About Dr. Jasmine Hornberger

I have been in private practice at Inspired Health in Grand Haven, MI for just over eight years. I was inspired to move here in 2012 to be close to Lake Michigan and infuse the grounded recommendations of being outside as part of my holistic approach to health and healing. I love nature and enjoy hiking, sailing, paddle boarding and the beach.

I have over 300 post-doctoral hours in functional nutrition and focus on balancing body chemistry using Standard Process whole food supplements. I believe in supporting the internal cellular environment to aid in the recovery of injuries and imbalances. I became Cox Flexion/Distraction certified in the fall of 2015 and have been implementing the gentle traction-force technique in my treatment plans ranging from minor over-use injuries to post-surgical pain syndromes and am trained to handle complex, multi-faceted clinical presentations.

As a lover of movement medicine, I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in the summer of 2017 and began teaching twice a week. Yoga and cathartic movement have so many benefits for mind/body health and through rhythmic flow I believe heavy emotions that continue to block growth can finally be released and self-love is then the ultimate gift we can give ourselves. Currently I offer an online subscription of classes I developed called Primal Pulse. Each class varies slightly but includes a warm-up, yoga flow, breath work with aromatherapy and ends with a short meditation to crystal singing bowls.

I love being of service to my community and am passionate about helping people move away from pain-based, reactionary care and focus on long-term prevention and holistic natural living. I believe everyone has the capability to remove interference in their life, restoring mind/body harmony and reclaiming a full and vibrant life.

​I look forward to helping you discover your Everyday Alignment,

​Dr. Jasmine

Graduated Cum Laude from

Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2011

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Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Steven Baroody shares an interesting story about a woman who receives lots of treatment on her shoulder for shoulder pain, but her shoulder is not the problem.

About Dr. Baroody

Dr. Steven Baroody is a 2004 graduate of New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. A martial artist for more than thirty years, he was introduced to chiropractic when he injured his lower 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 shoulder injury serious enough to require surgery. After the surgery, however, active release therapy (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.

Having been through the pain of a chronic injury, and the long search for someone who could help him, Dr. Baroody became very well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries, and pursued full certification in ART to allow him to provide the same quality of care that he had received.

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Aug 10, 2020

Australian spine specialist, Dr. Amelia Pappas shares a story about an active 43 year old mother of four who experiences severe back pain that impacts her ability to care for her children.

Dr. Amelia Pappas, BSc BAppSc Mast Clin Chiro Certified Cox Flexion Distraction Practitioner Member CA and ACA

Your spine is your most important structural asset-, It's the key to movement and function. Dr. Amelia Pappas has been practicing in the Malvern area for over 10 years. Her certification in Cox Therapy has steered her focus towards the management and rehabilitation of disc injuries, pregnancy-related back pain, postural strain and joint dysfunction. Amelia has recently been invited to join the Board of Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation (CARF) who are dedicated to supporting research in the chiropractic profession.

Resources:

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info@flexspinal.com.au

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Aug 3, 2020

Spine specialist, Dr. Tyler Lomnicki shares a story of a gentleman who has many health challenges in addition to his severe back and leg pain.

Dr. Tyler Lomnicki has been in practice since 2014 after graduating from the National University of Health Sciences near his hometown of Chicago, IL.   Dr. Tyler is a board certified Chiropractic Orthopedist, achieving Diplomate status from the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists in 2016.  He is also a board member of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, serving since late 2018.  Dr. Tyler is full-spine certified in Cox® Technic, has completed multiple continuing education courses in Motion Palpation, and is certified in Parts A and B of McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment®, Lower Extremity Active Release Technique®, is certified as a mobility specialist (FRCms) and Functional Range Release (F.R.) practitioner through Functional Anatomy Seminars. 

He lives in Minster, Ohio with his wife Sunni and daughters Drea and Luca.

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Jul 27, 2020

Julie Cox-Cid, the daughter of Dr. James Cox, the developer of Cox Technic shares her very personal experience as a patient suffering with a large disc herniation.

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Jul 6, 2020

Neurosurgeons recommended immediate spine surgery for a former professional football player with neck pain.  Dr. Matthew Scott explains how he treated this large man with non-surgical Cox Technic and prevented him from having neck surgery.

About Dr. Scott

I am Dr. Matthew Scott and practice in Fresno in the Central Valley of California. Specializing in the treatment of disc injuries, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis, I use Cox Flexion Distraction and am currently the only certified practitioner in the entire valley. My goal is to use my experience and techniques to help as much of my community through chiropractic as possible.
 
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Jun 29, 2020

Listen as spine specialist and founder of the Cox Technic, Dr. James Cox discuss the non-surgical treatment of scoliosis.

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 Keiser University, 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:

About Dr. Cox

curriculum vitae 

More about Cox Technic

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

References:

McAviney J1, Roberts C2, Sullivan B2, Alevras AJ2, Graham PL3, Brown BT4,5. The prevalence of adult de novo scoliosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Spine J. 2020 May 22. doi: 10.1007/s00586-020-06453-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Dai F1, Yu PF1, Liu JT1, Jiang H1. [A 5 year follow-up study on non-surgical treatment of ruptured lumbar disc herniation]. Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2020 May 25;33(5):414-9. doi: 10.12200/j.issn.1003-0034.2020.05.005. [Article in Chinese]

Minetama, Masakazu PT, PhD; Kawakami, Mamoru MD, PhD; Teraguchi, Masatoshi MD, PhD; Kagotani, Ryohei MD, PhD; Mera, Yoshimasa MD; Therapeutic Advantages of Frequent Physical Therapy Sessions for Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. SPINE: June 1, 2020 - Volume 45 - Issue 11 - p E639-E646

Spears CA1, Hodges SE1, Kiyani M1, Yang Z2, Edwards RM1, Musick A1, Park C1, Parente B1, Lee HJ2, Lad SP1. Healthcare Resource Utilization and Management of Chronic, Refractory Low Back Pain in the United States. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2020 May 21. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003572. [Epub ahead of print]

Tian G, Shen MR, Jiang WG, Xie FR, Wei WW. Case-control study on spinal leveraging manipulation and medicine for the treatment of degenerative scoliosis]. Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2015 Jun;28(6):508-11

Faraj SSA1, Haanstra TM1, Martijn H1, de Kleuver M2, van Royen BJ1. Functional outcome of non-surgical and surgical management for de novo degenerative lumbar scoliosis: a mean follow-up of 10 years. Scoliosis Spinal Disord. 2017 Dec 5;12:35. doi: 10.1186/s13013-017-0143-x. eCollection 2017.

Bao H, Zhu F, Liu Z, et al. Coronal curvature and spinal imbalance in degenerative lumbar scoliosis: disc degeneration is associated. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014;39(24):E1441–E1447. doi:10.1097/BRS.0000000000000603

Kobayashi K1, Ando K1, Nakashima H1, Machino M1, Morozumi M1, Kanbara S1, Ito S1, Inoue T1, Yamaguchi H1, Mishima K1, Ishiguro N1, Imagama S1. Scoliosis Caused by Limb-Length Discrepancy in Children. Asian Spine J. 2020 May 21. doi: 10.31616/asj.2019.0374. [Epub ahead of print]

Aspegren DD1, Cox JM. Correction of progressive idiopathic scoliosis utilizing neuromuscular stimulation and manipulation: a case report. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1987 Aug;10(4):147-56.

Tomoki Oshikawa, Gen Adachi, Hiroshi Akuzawa, Yu Okubo, Koji Kaneoka. Change in Regional Activity of the Quadratus Lumborum During Bridge Exercises. J Sport Rehabil. 2020 Apr 22;1-9.   doi: 10.1123/jsr.2019-0225. Online ahead of print.

Abdulmonem Alsiddiky 1, Rheema Alfadhil 1, Maram Al-Aqel 1, Noura Ababtain 1, Norah Almajed 1, Khalid Bakarman 1, Waleed Awwad 1, Raheef Alatassi . Assessment of Serum Vitamin D Levels in Surgical Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients. BMC Pediatr. 2020 May 11;20(1):202.  doi: 10.1186/s12887-020-02114-9.

Erwin J1, Carlson BB1, Bunch J1, Jackson RS1, Burton D2. Impact of unoperated adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in adulthood: a 10-year analysis. Spine Deform. 2020 May 28. doi: 10.1007/s43390-020-00142-0. [Epub ahead of print]

Mariscal G1, Nuñez JH2,3, Figueira P4, Malo A5, Montiel V2, López MA6, Castro M7, Barrios C1, Fern PD8. Validation of the concavity-convexity quotient as a new method to measure the magnitude of scoliosis. J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2020 Jan-Mar;11(1):31-35. doi: 10.4103/jcvjs.JCVJS_22_20. Epub 2020 Apr 4.

Jun 22, 2020

On this episode, I along with two patients share their stories of back and leg pain after having previous back surgeries.

ABOUT DR. JOHNSON

Hi…I’m Dr. Michael Johnson. I’m a practicing physician specializing in treating spinal related problems. My professional quest for over 25 years has been to find the most effective treatments for the most painful and debilitating spine conditions.

We live, exist, and function in a gravitational environment. This takes a toll on our spine, our posture, and thus our overall health. Conditions such as degenerative disc disease, arthritis, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, previous spine surgery, and pregnancy can cause back pain, leg pain, neck pain, arm pain, and a host of other spinal related symptoms.

My goal is to connect you with a doctor who can help you.

THE BACK DOCTORS PODCAST:

The mission of The Back Doctors is to engage in meaningful exchanges with doctors from around the world who have a similar passion in treating the multitudes of individuals suffering with spine pain. I want to find hope for you. There is help out there, let’s go find it together.

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Jun 15, 2020

Spine specialist, Dr. Ted Magnuson shares a remarkable story of a wheelchair bond patient who walks again.

Dr. Magnuson practices in Lancaster, CA.  He is Cox Technic Certified doctor.  Dr. Magnuson treats difficult spine cases, mostly patients with disc issues.

Resources:

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Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Nima Rahmany talks about the connection of stress and anxiety to chronic pain.

About Dr. Nima

Dr. Nima helps people who are stuck in toxic relationships who, career limbo, and emotional trauma overcome their anxiety and create powerfully aligned relationships by deepening their intimate relationship with the most important person of all: themselves.

Resources:

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Jun 1, 2020

Psychotherapist, Daniel G. Lyman, LCSW, relates the mind-body connection and chronic pain with this patient story.

Daniel G Lyman, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and mental health coach, specializing in anxiety, depression, chronic pain (TMS, MBS, Central Sensitization, PPD, Amplified Pain), sexuality and LGBTQ related issues.  Based in Los Angeles, California, Daniel also offers Skype Coaching throughout the world.  With thousands of hours experience and clients on 5 different continents, Daniel's training and experience can help you reach your goals, including reducing anxiety, overcoming depression, eliminating chronic pain, and much more.

Resources:

https://www.danielglyman.com
https://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/The_Tension_Myositis_Syndrome_Wiki
https://ppdassociation.org/about
The MindBody Prescription by Dr. John Sarno
Unlearn Your Pain by Dr. Howard Schubiner
Think Away Your Pain by Dr. David Schechter
 
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May 18, 2020

Dr. Bret White from Keiser University shares a story about a retired mail worker with back and leg pain as a result of a synovial cyst.

Dr. Bret White is an Assistant Professor for the Keiser University, College of Chiropractic Medicine in West Palm Beach, FL.  He is also an Attending Physician in the KUCCM Student Clinic.  He was the first chiropractor to hold a faculty position at the prestigious Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he was a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine for 5 years.  Dr. White graduated in 1995 from the New York Chiropractic College. He practiced for 10 years in Boston and has been practicing in south Florida for the last 15 years, with a special emphasis on sports injuries and orthopedics.  Dr. White is diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists.

Resources:

Keiser University Spine Care Clinic

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May 11, 2020

Spine specialist, Dr. Ted Siciliano shares a story of a gentleman who couldn't sleep at night due to his arms going numb.

Dr. Ted Siciliano has been in active practice for 41 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:

Dr. Siciliano's website

Case Report link

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May 4, 2020

There is NO data supporting a lumbar fusion for low back pain.  However, the rate of it keeps rising and it is costing the U.S. 40 billion dollars annually!  Dr. David Hanscom quit his complex spinal surgery practice to dedicate his life to stopping unnecessary and harmful surgeries and ending chronic pain.

Dr. David Hanscom is an orthopedic complex spinal deformity surgeon who was base in Seattle, WA.  He quit his practice and is on a mission to re-introduce true healing into medicine.  He believes that doctors should spend quality time with their patients so they can listen and understand their situation.  He is the author of Back in Control: A Surgeon's Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain, and his most recent book is Do You Really Need Spine Surgery: Take Control With a Spine Surgeon's Advice.

Resources:

BackInControl.com

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Apr 27, 2020

Spine specialist, Dr. Travis Cross shares a story of a young cross-fitter with a large disc herniation treated with Cox Technic.

Dr. Travis Cross

Dr. Travis Cross is a certified Cox Technic practitioner with a decade of experience working with spinal disc related conditions. Dr. Cross has an undergraduate degree in exercise physiology and is board certified in Georgia to practice chiropractic and physiotherapy. Dr. Cross is also board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. With nearly 20 years experience, Dr. Cross has found a unique balance of chiropractic, specifically Cox Flexion/Distraction, and physiotherapy that is producing very positive results for his patients who typically exhibit the most serious symptoms. Dr. Cross has continued his intense study of spinal disc degenerative conditions and has added the latest Cox 8 table to the clinic in order to provide the best possible Chiropractic adjustment. Dr. Cross also has been working as a hands on workshop instructor teaching other Chiropractors from around the southeast the proper protocols and application of the Cox Flexion/Distraction adjustment. The latest advancement in 2017 is the identification and treatment of neck/cervical disc conditions that are now being successfully treated with Cox F/D and the advanced Cox 8 table. 

Dr. Cross is a member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association and Graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a degree in Exercise Physiology. He then attended Life University in Marietta, Georgia and has practiced in the Sandy Springs area since graduation in 1998. He practices with his wife and they have two children, Alex and Chance, who were raised in Marietta.

Dr.Travis Cross is certified in both the lumbar spine and the cervical spine protocols of the Cox Technic System of Spinal and Pain Management and Relief. This system is evidence based and research documented via federally funded and clinically collected research studies to reduce intradiscal pressures leading to pain relief. Having completed both certification courses, Dr.Cross has demonstrated an exemplary understanding of lumbar and cervical spine pain conditions and application of the Cox Technic protocols for non-surgical pain relief of low back pain, leg pain and arm pain. Dr. Cross provides evidence-based non-surgical solution for spine-related pain relief in the Perimeter area of Atlanta.
 
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Apr 20, 2020

Australian spine specialist, Dr. Joel Dixon shares a story of pain management treating a Vietnam Veteran for 20 years.

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Dr. Joel Dixon
Chiropractor and Cox® Certified Practitioner

Graduating from RMIT School of Chiropractic in 1986, Dr Dixon has concentrated his professional development in spinal disc decompression therapies since becoming certified in Cox® Technic in 2000. He is the only Cox® certified instructor in Australia.

Cox® therapy is considered to be the “gold standard” used by thousands of Chiropractors around the world for the treatment of low back and leg pain, neck and arm pain, and other spinal pain conditions.

Cox® flexion distraction has more than 50 years of research, documentation, and proven outcomes for decompressing spinal nerves and treating low back pain. It’s a gentle, non-surgical, low-force procedure that helps the spine heal properly, and keeps it as pain free as possible.

Dr Dixon has successfully provided treatment for disc bulge and disc herniation, sciatica, spondylolisthesis and scoliosis, amongst other conditions. He has treated thousands of patients with varying degrees of spinal disc pathology requiring non-surgical, conservative treatment using the latest Cox® 8 decompression instruments from Michigan USA.

Dr Dixon has supported athletes from a range of organisations including Sydney Swans and NBL clubs, South Dragons and Gold Coast Blaze.

He also has had an extensive background in obstetrical spinal disorders and has been registered at two private hospitals providing in house spinal therapy.

Dr Dixon’s continuous professional development in both the USA and Australia enables him to bring the most up to date research, technology and techniques to every consultation enabling rapid symptom resolution and the return to full spinal function as quickly as possible.

Dr Dixon practices at Malvern Chiropractic Clinic and Melbourne Spine Clinic

Resources:

Melbourne Spine Clinic

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Apr 13, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Cox continues his discussion on the influence of the vagus nerve in health and healing. He also shares a paper on mechanobiology, that is, how the cells of the body are constantly remodeling and adapting to their ever-changing mechanical environment. He concludes with a paper that goes beyond the 5 senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste to the newly described seventh sense.

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 Keiser University, 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:

About Dr. Cox

curriculum vitae 

More about Cox Technic

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

References:

  • HHS Public Access Author manuscript Brain Behav Immun . Author manuscript; available in PMC 2019 January 04. Published in final edited form as: Brain Behav Immun . 2018 October ; 73: 441–449. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2018.06.005.
  • Kevin P. Cheng,  Sarah K. Brodnick, Stephan L. Blanz, Weifeng Zeng, Jack Kegel, Jane A. Pisaniello, Jared P. Ness, Erika Ross,  View ORCID ProfileEvan N. Nicolai, Megan L. Settell,  Is Vagus Nerve Stimulation Brain Washing? doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/733410

Compiled by James M. Cox, DC, DACBR

Apr 6, 2020

On this episode we continue with Dr. James Cox's presentation on spinal manipulation and the immune system.  He presents information on the parasympathetic nervous system and the vagus nerve.

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, 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:

About Dr. Cox

curriculum vitae 

More about Cox Technic

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

References:

·       Ramer MS: Rapid sprouting of sympathetic axons in dorsal root ganglia of rats with a chronic constriction injury. Pain 1997; 70

·       Kupka, Johannes & Kohler, Annika & El Bagdadi, Karima & Bostelmann, Richard & Brenneis, Marco & Fleege, Christoph & Chan, Danny & Zaucke, Frank & Meurer, Andrea & Rickert, Marcus & Jenei-Lanzl, Zsuzsa. (2020). Adrenoceptor Expression during Intervertebral Disc Degeneration. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 21. 2085. 10.3390/ijms21062085.

·       Browning KN, Verheijden S, Boeckxstaens GE. The Vagus Nerve in Appetite Regulation, Mood, and Intestinal Inflammation. Gastroenterology. 2017;152(4):730–744. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2016.10.046

·       Komegae EN, Farmer DGS, Brooks VL, McKinley MJ, McAllen RM, Martelli D. Vagal afferent activation suppresses systemic inflammation via the splanchnic anti-inflammatory pathway. Brain Behav Immun. 2018;73:441–449. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2018.06.005

·       HHS Public Access Author manuscript Brain Behav Immun . Author manuscript; available in PMC 2019 January 04. Published in final edited form as: Brain Behav Immun . 2018 October ; 73: 441–449. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2018.06.005.

Mar 30, 2020

On this episode, Dr. James Cox takes us on a deep dive into spinal manipulation and its effects on the immune system.

Dr. James Cox

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, 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:

About Dr. Cox

curriculum vitae 

More about Cox® Technic

www.coxtechnic.com

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Mar 23, 2020

Dr. Tyler Hill shares a story of a friend of his with right shoulder pain resulting from a pinched nerve.

Dr. Hill Chiropractic Clinic, in Ottawa, IL, is the area's leading chiropractor serving Ottawa, Marseilles, Morris and surrounding areas.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society

Certifications

  • Palmer College of Chiropractic Graduate
  • Cox Technique - Spinal Decompression
  • Magna Wave PEMF

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Mar 16, 2020

Australian spine specialist, Dr. Danica Newbold shares a story of a call center worker with severe neck pain and loss of grip strength who gets relief with Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation.

Dr Danica Newbold
Chiropractor and Cox® Certified Practitioner

Dr. Newbold completed her Chiropractic studies and graduated from RMIT University in 2016. Prior to this, she had qualified and was working as a Myotherapist.

After witnessing a family member undergo the pain and struggle associated with a disc condition, Danica developed a keen interest in the conservative management and treatment of spinal and disc injuries and diseases.

Dr Newbold understands the relationship between the spine and surrounding musculature and finds a multi modal approach beneficial for treating most conditions. She also uses therapeutic techniques such as: Ultrasound, Cupping and dry needling and cupping. as part of her repertoire to treat a range of conditions

Dr. Newbold became fully certified in Cox® Technic in November 2017

Dr Newbold practices at Malvern Chiropractic and Melbourne Spine Clinics and runs Stretch class at Malvern Chiropractic Clinic.

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https://www.melbournespineclinic.com.au/

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Mar 9, 2020

Nova Scotia Spine specialist, Dr. Mark Baker shares a story of an active senior citizen with low back and leg pain.  He explains what sclerotogenous pain is and how he treats it.

Dr. Marc Baker

Dr. Marc Baker, Chiropractic Rehabilitation Specialist
Lake Echo & Dartmouth Locations                                   
 

After completing his Bachelor of Science degree at Mount Allison University, Dr. Baker went on to New York Chiropractic College and completed his Chiropractic Doctorate in 2002. He also completed a Post Doctoral Rehabilitation Specialty and is a Fellow of the Chiropractic College of Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Baker has completed 300 hours in Acupuncture Training at McMaster Medical School.

Dr. Baker is one of two Chiropractors actively certified in Cox Flexion Distraction in Nova Scotia and was certified in 2007.  

Dr. Baker worked with the Canadian Forces at CFB Stadacona as the staff Chiropractor from 2005-2011.  He then decided to open The Disc Clinic in Musquodoboit Harbour where he is the Clinical Director and staff Chiropractor.  

Dr. Baker opened The Disc Clinic because of his professional interest and personal experience with disc problems of the spine.  He helps to manage all spinal conditions, as well as issues with other joints in the body including ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows and shoulders.  Doctor Bakers' conservative, gentle approach to chiropractic care has attracted patients from all over the Maritime Provinces.

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Mar 2, 2020

Neurosurgeon, Dr. Rudy Kachmann discusses the mind body connection and how it relates to back pain as well as other health conditions.

Dr. Rudy Kachmann’s accomplishments are numerous and has received numerous awards. Dr. Kachmann has authored books, Magazine publications, Medical books, DVDs and audio CDs. He has appeared on network morning, noon, and evening news programs. In addition to these appearances,  Dr. Kachmann has filmed and appeared on PBS. 

Dr. Kachmann is a passionate , wise and caring healer who is committed to helping people transforms their lives by showing them how to rise above their limitations, remove their roadblocks, rekindle their dreams , and transform their life by helping them understand their “whole person” connection. He is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives by explaining to them the importance of the Mind, Body and Spirit Connection. 

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