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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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Now displaying: May, 2022

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May 23, 2022

Dr. Danielle Peebles shares a story of a 50-year-old woman with menorrhagia and back pain.

Dr. Danielle Peebles, D.C., Chiropractic Physician

As an author and Chiropractic physician, Dr. Peebles is a trailblazer in her field helping to tackle health care disparities through chiropractic care.  Education has always been the mainstay of Dr. Peebles' life.  After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from St. Louis University, she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic at Logan University. 

Dr. Peebles' dedication to education is expressed in many avenues.  Her dedication extends to teaching at St. Louis College of Health Careers where she stresses the importance of core courses such as mathematics.  She is the author of Sex Sent Me To The Chiropractor, which comedically teaches you the benefits of chiropractic care; and she also serves the African American community through other organizations, such as Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the YMCA O'Fallon Park , where she is a board member.

Resources:

Dr. Peebles website

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May 17, 2022

Spine specialist, Dr. Jeremy Heidt shares a story of a woman with severe sciatic who came to his office after going to the ER.

My name is Dr. Jeremy Heidt.  It is a personal experience with chiropractic care for a back injury and sports treatment that I had my first experience with chiropractic care. 

At the age of 14, I suffered from severe low back pain and migraine headaches. I had a spinal fusion surgery recommended for me at the age of 15. Through chiropractic care and giving my back time to heal I saw improvements in both my lower back and migraine headaches and was able to avoid a spinal surgery. This personal experience got me involved in chiropractic and I believe the personal and professional experience is what makes our clinic unique.

In the past 10 years of treating patients, I have learned that paying attention to the little things in treatment can have a huge impact. I have learned manual chiropractic adjustments, combined with soft tissue therapies, and rehab exercises as needed can truly make a difference in patient's lives, myself included.

Whether it's helping a patient walk with less pain, that ability to get on the floor to play with their grandkids, recovering from a sports injury, or avoiding a back surgery, these goals are what makes going to work each day enjoyable.

It is my goal to get the most efficient response possible for each patient. Whether it's using chiropractic adjustments to improve function and decrease pain, soft tissue therapies, flexion distraction/decompression, or rehab exercises/plans. I truly believe we have the tools available to make a difference with our patients and have them leaving our office better than when they came in.

I grew up in Dickinson, North Dakota. Graduated from college at the University of North Dakota and graduated from Chiropractic School at Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington, MN. 

After spending 14 years in Minnesota and owning Midwest Chiropractic and Wellness in Eden Prairie, MN for 8.5 years Jenny and I made the decision to move back to North Dakota to be closer to our family and have our girls, Finley and Emery, closer to home.

I am certified in Cox Flexion Distraction/Decompression, (The only chiropractor in North Dakota with the certification and 5-10% of chiropractors being certified nationwide.) I am also certified in a technique called FAKTR that uses multiple soft tissue therapies (Cupping, Instrument Assisted Tools, Functional Rehab Exercises) to get patients better.

I enjoy treating a wide variety of issues from Acute and Chronic Neck and Back Pain, Disc Herniations, Scoliosis, Facet Syndromes and extremity issues such as shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle issues.

Resources:

Dr. Heidt's website

The Gestalt Education Show

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May 10, 2022

Dr. Brian Joves gives a presentation that includes information on indirect spinal decompression, spinal cord stimulation, and radio frequency ablation.

Dr. Brian Joves is double board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He specializes in spine and chronic pain disorders and is the Chief of Pain Management for Hill Physicians. 

Dr. Joves completed his ACGME accredited Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles/ WLA VHA, and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California, Davis. He earned his Medical Degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, his Master’s degree in Medical Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Biology from UC Davis. 

Dr. Joves believes in a comprehensive approach to pain management: emphasizing education and physical modalities, while utilizing medications, interventions, as well as complementary/alternative medicine approaches to achieve functional restoration and improve his patients’ quality of life. His professional interests include neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and dorsal root ganglion stimulation to treat neuropathic pain disorders. 

Dr. Joves believes strongly in education. He has helped develop the Spine & Nerve Podcast and YouTube Channel, works with pain medicine fellows across the country as a mentor, and lectures nationally on neuromodulation therapies.

In his spare time, Dr. Joves enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley and their three sons, running and other types of fitness activities, along with exploring the region’s great food, craft beer and wine.

Resources:

spinenerve.com

Spine and Nerve YouTube

Spine and Nerve Podcast

Show sponsor:

The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

 

May 2, 2022

What if back-pain relief was just a few steps away? Esther Gokhale’s work with posture and movement finds that just changing the way you sit, stand, lie down, and walk can eliminate your back pain. 
Esther grew up in India helping her mom treat orphaned babies and she studied biochemistry at college. Later, she became a licensed acupuncturist. So, when her own pain and herniated disc issues emerged, it motivated Esther to study how people move. 
“There were some seeds already sown in my brain that ‘there's something going on with people who live close to the ground that makes sense and that works.’ And so, when this horrible thing happened to me, it resonated for me to study techniques that changed the way you use your body,” Esther says.
Esther developed and trademarked the Gokhale Method, an eight-step plan to adjust your back’s curvature and movement from an S or C-shaped curve to a J-shaped curve. Esther found this technique by studying the common thread between ancient cultures and today’s primal cultures:
“If you go to your museums and you look at the Greek statues, they're doing exactly what these Ubong guys are doing, they look the same. And so why would that be? Well, the simplest explanation is that it is natural. That's why they converge on the same form. And we in modern times have just lost our way.”

Resources:

gokhalemethod.com

Getting Started with Gokhale Method on YouTube

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