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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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Now displaying: April, 2020

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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

Cox (R) Certified Chiropractor, Dr. Joel Dixon from Australia 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

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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.

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About Dr. Cox

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  • 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

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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.

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