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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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Jun 24, 2024

Spine specialist, Dr. Shay Corbin shares a story of a gentleman with unrelenting neck and arm pain.

Dr. Shay Corbin runs the Spine and Sports Rehab Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and also has an office in Port Allen.  Dr. Corbin was the PGA Tour Chiropractor, from 2004 to 2007 traveling to tour events around the nation working with the world’s best golfers treating for all injury types, assisting with their rehab and prevention of injuries as well as preparing them for daily tournament play. Dr. Corbin is contracted for LSU athletics to travel and treat athletes on and off-season for injuries and to help get ready for competition.  Dr. Corbin is a Cox Technic certified doctor which allows him to treat some of the most difficult spine pain cases.

Resources:

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Jun 17, 2024

Spine specialist, Dr. Tony Nalda is on a mission to change the current medical model for the treatment of scoliosis.  He explains the current state of scoliosis management and offers hope for the future with an evolving body of conservative management.

DR. TONY NALDA

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC
Severe migraines as a young teen introduced Dr. Nalda to chiropractic care. After experiencing life changing results, he set his sights on helping others who face debilitating illness through providing more natural approaches.

After receiving an undergraduate degree in psychology and his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University, Dr. Nalda settled in Celebration, Florida and proceeded to build one of Central Florida’s most successful chiropractic clinics.

His experience with patients suffering from scoliosis, and the confusion and frustration they faced, led him to seek a specialty in scoliosis care. In 2006 he completed his Intensive Care Certification from CLEAR Institute, a leading scoliosis educational and certification center. CLEAR Intensive certified doctors have undertaken extensive study in the science and clinical application of natural approaches to scoliosis care. The results are clear—hundreds of scoliosis sufferers have experienced improvement due to CLEAR treatment protocols delivered by CLEAR doctors.

In addition to Dr. Nalda’s CLEAR certification, he was one of the very first doctors to receive World Masters Certification from ISICO, a certification that specializes in the conservative treatment and management of scoliosis. Dr. Nalda also holds certifications with other conservative scoliosis treatments such as SEAS; Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis Accreditation Program. SEAS is a specific exercise program to assist in the rehabilitation of scoliosis. He is also certified in Gomez Orthodics. Recently adding his Certification in Chiropractic Biophysics, has allowed him to further his education in additional techniques to help achieve the best results for patients. Dr. Nalda is certified in using ScoliBrace, A Corrective 3D Scoliosis Bracing System with his patients to help alleviate pain, hold the curve, or improve the appearance of the body. Additionally, being DMX, Digital Motion Xray, certified allows him to see the spine in motion to assist with treatment decisions. He also holds a Scolibalance® certification from ScoliCare®.

A leader in chiropractic care, Dr. Nalda has led a family practice for 20 years and is an instructor for Core Chiropractic, for MaxLiving doctor support training.

Resources:

scoliosisreductioncenter.com

clear-institute.org

scolicare.com

maxliving.com

idealspine.com

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Jun 10, 2024

Spine specialist, Dr. Scott Vrzal shares his personal experience with headaches and his journey to diagnosing and treating patients with headaches.

Dr. Scott J. Vrzal

EDUCATION

  • 1993 Doctor of Chiropractic - Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
  • 1993 Internship - Thie Chiropractic - Pasadena, CA
  • 1989 ndergraduate - California State University - Long Beach, CA
  • 1987 Associate Arts - West Valley Junior College - Saratoga, CA

POST GRADUATE STUDY

  • 1993 Certified in Applied Kinesiology
  • 1500 hours Applied Kinesiology
  • Hundreds of hours in Neuro Emotional Technique 50+ hours Sacro-Occipital Technique
  • 30 hours Chiropractic Foot Care
  • 70+ hours of herbal therapy, mostly with Dr. Kery Bone
  • 60+ hours functional biochemistry
  • Accomplished Toastmaster
  • Certified seminar leader - Who’s Who in American Seminar Leaders
  • Published clinical researcher

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • International College of Applied Kinesiology
  • Sacro-Occipital Research Society International
  • American Seminar Leaders Association
  • Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce
  • California Chiropractic Association
  • Toastmasters International
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

* Primary presenter at the American Massage Association's National Convention 2006 and 2008
* Speaker at Fibromyalgia National Convention 2006
* 100 hour Applied Kinesiology:  course assistant 1993-2000

ATHLETIC ENDEAVORS

  • Endurance mountain bike or road racing at least quarterly since 1993.... And still competitive after all these years.
  • First Place “Mr. Natural California” - 1993
  • “Mr./Mrs. Natural California” (with wife) - 1992
  • Second Place “Mr. Nautilus” – 1985

Resources:

facebook.com/drscott.vrzal

HeadacheAdvantage.com

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

Jun 3, 2024

On this episode of The Back Doctors Podcast, you’ll get to hear from Dr. James M. Cox who is the developer of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation.  He is a remarkable doctor who has dedicated his life to finding the most effective treatment for back pain.  He presents published research on the efficacy of Cox Technic and discusses the future of Cox Technic and chiropractic.

About Dr. Cox

curriculum vitae

Resources:

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

May 28, 2024

Spine specialist, Dr. Dan Spencer shares a story about a 34 y.o. farmer who injures his back while working on a combine.

Meet the Doctor

About

Dr.Daniel D. Spencer

Chiropractor

Dr. Dan has served on the Contact For Health physician staff since October, 1995.

He attended Adrian College.  Dr. Dan was named to the Adrian College Dean’s List four times, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology on April 26, 1992.

Dr. Dan entered Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in July of 1992. He pledged the Pi Kappa Chi professional fraternity in his first semester, joining his father, Dr. Jim Sr. as a member of the organization.  He was named to Palmer’s Dean’s List five times, and graduated on October 13, 1995 as part of the ‘Chiropractic Centennial’ class. In addition, he successfully completed the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Parts I, II and III.

While attending Palmer, Dr. Dan earned certification in the Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique. Approximately 800 doctors worldwide have this certification. The technique itself is an effective treatment for several types of low back and cervical (neck) problems. It has proven to be the treatment of choice in cases of intervertebral disc herniation. Dr. Dan assisted the technique’s founder and developer, Dr. James Cox of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in teaching a seminar on this technique (Chicago, November ’95).

Resources:

healthchiro.com

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

May 6, 2024

Spine specialist, Dr. Vilmarie Soto Gonzalez shares the story of a 51-year-old with a disc protrusion causing low back and leg pain.  Dr. Soto explains how she treated this patient successfully using Cox Technic.

Dr. Soto is a graduate of Life University and has done post-graduate training in Cox Technic.  She practices in Puerto Rico.

Resources:

Call Dr. Soto at 787-776-3030

Neurospinal Health Center

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

Apr 8, 2024

Dr. Matt DiDuro shares with us a new technology that is sweeping the nation for reducing pain and inflammation.

Dr. DiDuro brings over 24 years of Clinical experience to his patients, and currently runs two separate offices in Atlanta & Alpharetta. His practice is patient based with a focus on care for diabetics & neuropathic pain. Dr. DiDuro was one of the first chiropractors in New York that was invited to work in a rural medical setting. He was clinic director of chiropractic care at the Rushville Health Center from 2000-2005. His work helped deliver care to migrant workers and patients in remote areas of central New York.

Dr. DiDuro has been privileged to teach at Life University. First, as a clinic doctor, and then as Co-Director of the Rehab department. He also served as advisor to the Chiropractic BioPhysics club, which focused on the ideal spinal model & ergonomics. While at Life University, he served on the HIPPA committee.

Resources:

softwavetrt.com

Dr. DiDuro on Facebook

drmattdiduro.com

softwaveclinics.com

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Apr 1, 2024

Dr. Antonio Rodriguez shares an incredible story about a wheelchair bound patient who is able to walk again.

Dr. Antonio Rodriguez

Doctor of Chiropractic specializing in spinal decompression. He is also certified in the Webster technique for prenatal care and by the ICPA in pediatric care. In addition, he is an animal lover and has two dogs, Rinny and Lola. Health and well-being for all!

Resources:

Call Dr. Rodriquez at 787-414-9898

inervachiropractic.com

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

Mar 25, 2024

Spine specialist, Dr. Jorge Segall shares a story of a taxi driver with years of chronic back pain.

Dr. Jorge Segall Bessudo graduated as a Chiropractor from the State University of the Valley of Ecatepec (UNEVE), in addition to taking a course at the Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas.  He has had post-graduate training in Cox Technic.

He has participated as a speaker and teacher, in addition, he has several publications in local and international media. He is president of the Mexican Federation of Sports Chiropractic and is part of the College of Chiropractic Scientific Professionals of Mexico.

Resources:
drjorgesegallquiropractico.com

jorgesegall@gmail.com

The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

Mar 18, 2024

Joe Proskewitz, a strength training and fitness coach shares his own back surgery story and his quest to help others with back pain.

Joel Proskewitz has been working to improve the lives of athletes, low back patients and general population clients for over 25 years.

After becoming a national champion in two of the most demanding sports, Karate and Bodybuilding and with an excess of 30,000 hours of one-on-one training, Joel has dedicated his life to the improvement of exercise techniques and systems to allow his clients to achieve the very best outcome in enhancing their pain free performance.

An internationally acclaimed strength coach and low back rehabilitation specialist, Joel travels the world teaching and sharing his philosophy to a variety of clinicians and trainers and has worked with 1000’s of fitness professionals on enhancing their skill set.

For the past 14 years, Joel has worked closely with Professor Stuart McGill (head of spinal biomechanics – University of Waterloo, Canada) in the rehabilitation of low back pathologies. He also teaches both the McGill clinical and performance courses and is one of only two people in the world who teaches for Professor McGill. Further information can be viewed on www.backfitpro.com

Joel has been a presenter at high profile health and fitness conferences such as the Discovery Fitness Convention and the South African High-Performance Institute, giving advice on topics including strength training for women, Olympic lifting for sports performance and practical nutrition for fat loss. He has also featured in leading publications, such as Men’s Fitness and Men’s Health.

Joel currently works with many high-profile clients, including Olympic medalists, international musicians and world record athletes. He is the CEO of PerformanceRx in London, UK.

Resources:

performancerx.co.uk

thespinexchange.com

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Mar 11, 2024

Spine specialist, Dr. Eric Frank shares a story of an active middle-aged women who has a very difficult spine condition to treat and a limited amount of time to get her well before she is schedule to consult with a neurosurgeon.

Dr. Eric Frank is a 1988 Graduate of Logan University.  He has been operated Physician Associates of Pensacola, Inc. since 1990 until his recent retirement.  He has extensive training in Cox Technic and has treated thousands of patients throughout his career.  

Resources:

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Jan 29, 2024

This week, Mr. Eric Miller has a frank discussion about finances for doctors.  

Eric has served over 20 years in the financial industry and co-owns a national financial planning company dedicated to serving the needs of healthcare owners.  He has personally had over 20,000 conversations with practice owners at every phase of ownership.  He has published countless articles, videos, and podcasts on various financial topics and is an expert on matters concerning creating economic independence for a practice owner’s business and household.  He has recently published a book “How To Become a Financial Beast” which quickly became a bestseller on Amazon.  

Resources:

Eric's Phone Number:  727-588-1540

Website:  www.econologicsfinancialadvisors.com

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Dec 11, 2023

Spine specialist, Dr. Timothy Gagan shares a success story using Cox Technic on a landscaper who has low back pain with pain down his leg and into his foot.  

Dr. Tim's interest in chiropractic began with high-school sports. He was a wrestler and football player which caused him spinal injury. He was impressed with his hometown chiropractor and decided that treating musculoskeletal complaints through chiropractic care was what he wanted to do in life. He attained a bachelor's degree in biology with a chemistry minor from St John Fisher University and a doctorate in chiropractic from the northeast college of chiropractic (formerly known as New York chiropractic college).  He has been in practice for four and a half years at Apple Country Chiropractic in Williamson, NY and specializes in treating intervertebral discs disorders. He attributes much of his understanding of injuries from experiencing them firsthand through sports and working alongside his father on construction jobs. He takes great joy in treating working men, like his father, and getting them back to work. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music. His mother is a piano teacher who instilled a love of music in him. You can hear his music on YouTube on his channel, "The musical chiropractor".

Dr. Tim lives in Webster NY with the love of his life and wife, Rachel. She was instrumental in supporting him through chiropractic college and helping him survive "Grad School poverty." They have a 12-year-old German Short Haired pointer named Bella. 

Resources:

Apple Country Chiropractic

The Musical Chiropractor

End Back Pain book

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Nov 20, 2023

Spine specialist, Dr. Matthew Alexander shares a back pain story of a high school athlete with an elusive diagnosis.

Dr. Alexander enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Katie and their four children, Annie, Ethan, Ellie and Georgie. He enjoys the outdoors, adventure sports, waterskiing, ATVs, and snowmobiling.  Dr. Alexander serves the Lord as a deacon at Bible Baptist Church and is a strong supporter of international missions.

About Dr. Alexander:

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor's of Science in Human Anatomy

1993-1996 Cedarville University

1996-1997 SUNY Empire State


Graduate Education

Doctor of Chiropractic High Honors ”Magna Cum Laude”

1996-1999 New York Chiropractic College


Practice Experience

Apple Country Chiropractic, PC

Private Practice since 1999


Post Graduate Continuing Education Certification

Certified Cox-Flexion-Decompression (2005)

Whiplash: Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome (1998)

Resources:

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Radiographic Outcomes of Immobilization using Boston Brace for Pediatric Spondylolysis

Elastic Lumbar Support Versus Rigid Thoracolumbar Orthosis for Acute Pediatric Spondylolysis: A Prospective Controlled Study

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Nov 6, 2023

Dr. Kim Lombardy shares a story of a chronic back pain patient who was prescribed and became addicted to opioids.  Dr. Lombardy describes this patient's condition and how he successfully treated his back pain with Cox Technic eliminating his dependence on opioids.

Dr. Kim Lombardy is a native of Sandusky, Ohio. After suffering from chronic pain and illness, stemming from a childhood accident, and being under medical care for 20 years, he was referred to a local Sandusky chiropractor, Dr. Vince Darr. After a series of spinal adjustments, Dr. Lombardy's pain began to recede, and his health was restored. He was so impressed that he changed his major from Pre-Veterinary Medicine to Pre-Chiropractic. After completing his undergraduate studies at Bowling Green State University, he enrolled in Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, where he graduated in 1980. Dr. Lombardy moved to Augusta, GA, and opened Woodland Chiropractic Life Center which later became Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. He practiced for 29 years before being appointed Assistant Clinical Professor in the Orthopedic Department of the Medical College of Georgia, the first chiropractor to obtain that position in the history of MCG.
 
After two years he returned to private practice. Dr. Lombardy served as Vice-President of the Georgia Chiropractic Association for three years. He has the highest level of training in Activator Methods (painless instrument adjusting) and Cox Technic for disc problems. He has also studied Advanced Clinical Nutrition to help the body heal from the inside as well. Dr. Lombardy brings over 40 years of clinical experience to better help patients regain their health naturally. He is married to Edna Lombardy, and they have four children and nine grandchildren. They are members of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church.
 
Resources:
 
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Opioid Use Reduction in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Patients at Three Months Utilizing Manual Spinal Decompression Manipulation
 
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Oct 23, 2023

Spine specialist, Dr. Martin Fleming discusses a 30-year-old patient who woke up with back pain.

Dr. Martin Fleming is a friendly and compassionate chiropractor providing care in midtown Manhattan. Dr. Fleming attended the University of Bridgeport, where he earned his chiropractic degree. He was awarded and completed two special community-based internships affiliated with the University. He obtained his bachelor’s from the State University of New York.

Dr. Fleming runs his own practice which allows him to ensure that his patients receive the best care and service from start to finish. He is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey.  He is a Cox Technic certified practitioner.

Dr. Fleming strives to embody the principals of health and well-being that he shares with his patients. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time exploring various approaches to physical fitness, including weight and cardio training as well as cross-fit and group fitness training. He also takes a hands-on approach when it comes to nutrition and likes to experiment in the kitchen by finding and trying healthy recipes. Other interests include art, travel, theatre and movies.

Dr. Fleming enjoys giving back to his community and has participated in many volunteer activities, including Freihofer’s Run for Women Road Race in Albany, NY and Boilermaker Road Race in Utica, NY. He has also carried out medical activities and services at Chase Wellness Centers, Bridgeport, CT.

Dr. Fleming is dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle. Patients trust his expertise because he consistently provides high quality care that leads to positive and lasting health outcomes.

Resources:

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Low Back home exercises

A randomized clinical trial and subgroup analysis to compare flexion-distraction with active exercise for chronic low back pain

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Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Nathaniel Marcel explains what Bertolotti Syndrome is and how he successfully treated his patient using Cox Technic.

Dr. Nathaniel Marcel has always loved to work with his hands. His original pursuit in his undergraduate studies was to attend medical school and become a surgeon. As his senior year in undergrad neared its end he had a deep sense that he was being called to something else. His advisor persuaded him to shadow alternative providers and this is when he first fell in love with Chiropractic. Dr. Marcel loves that Chiropractic allows him to work with his hands from anywhere in the world and help people become pain-free. During treatment, he emphasizes patient education and believes it is key to positive outcomes and future injury prevention.

He is a South Louisiana native who grew up in Houma, Louisiana. He attended Terrebonne High School where he graduated Valedictorian of his class and enjoyed playing varsity soccer for four years. Dr. Marcel then attended Louisiana College (now Louisiana Christian University) where he received his Bachelor of Science with a major in biology. He continued his studies at Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) where he graduated top of his class and received his Doctorate of Chiropractic. He was awarded the Student Keeler Award for his selfless service, professional scholarship, and being held in high regard by the TCC faculty. While at TCC he served as a student tutor and Chief Intern over the University of Houston Clear Lake student rotation, where interns would treat students and faculty of UHCL. He is also Level 1 Titleist Performance Institute certified.

Dr. Marcel is married to his high school sweetheart Taylor and they have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Sage.

Resources:

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

Oct 9, 2023

Spine specialist, Dr. Jay Young tells a story of a 54-year-old active woman with a 30-year history of back pain who presents to him with acute low back and leg pain.  He shares how she was successfully treated with Cox Technic.

About Dr. Young:

Dr. Jay Young graduated with his doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport IA, where Chiropractic was founded. Since graduating Dr. Young has seen great success. Patients drive from all over South Carolina seeking care from the staff at Young Chiropractic. Dr. Young accredits his great success to his approach to health and well-being. “Each patient is unique which is why they need individual treatment plans, and we do that based on their individual History, Exam, Posture Profile, X-Rays and our in-depth Motion Study X-Ray Analysis. At that point we can clearly see the root cause of their pain and discomfort and create a treatment plan designed for superior long-term relief.”

Dr. Young is a second generation chiropractor, falling in love with the profession at a young age after watching and admiring his late fathers passion for natural health and healing. He is proud to have served our Easley community and the surrounding area for over 27 years.

Resources:

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

Aug 28, 2023

Chiropractic radiologist, Dr. Cliff Tao shares his expertise in reading spine images.

Dr. Cliff Tao was born in Ottawa, Canada now lives in Irvine, California. He has owned and operated a nationwide private chiropractic radiology practice since 2004. Following graduation from National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Dr. Tao completed his 3-year full-time chiropractic radiology residency at
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) and then a full-time musculoskeletal radiology research fellowship at University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical Center in Orange, California. He is an internationally sought after speaker, and is published both in chiropractic and medical literature, on the topic of chiropractic, spine, and musculoskeletal imaging. Dr. Tao was former voluntary radiology faculty at LACC and former voluntary instructor of radiology at UCI Medical Center. He is married with a 7-year-old boy, and enjoys the outdoors, especially downhill skiing.

Contact Dr. Tao:
http://clifftaodcdacbr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/clifftaodcdacbr
https://www.linkedin.com/in/clifftao/
 
714-876-1126
 
Resources:
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Aug 21, 2023

On this episode of The Back Doctors Podcast, you’ll get to hear from Dr. James M. Cox who is the developer of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation.  He is a remarkable doctor who has dedicated his life to finding the most effective treatment for back pain.  He presents published research on the effectiveness of Cox Technic in the treatment of post-surgical continued pain syndrome.

About Dr. Cox

curriculum vitae

Resources:

More about Cox Technic

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The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

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Gudavalli MR, Olding K, Joachim G, Cox JM. Chiropractic Distraction Spinal Manipulation on Postsurgical Continued Low Back and Radicular Pain Patients: A Retrospective Case Series. J Chiropr Med. 2016 Jun;15(2):121-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2016.04.004. Epub 2016 May 25. PMID: 27330514; PMCID: PMC4913115.

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Aug 14, 2023

Spine specialist, Dr. Lee Hazen shares a story of a chronic back pain patient with several comorbidities that gets 70% relief with Cox Technic.

Lee Hazen, D.C.

Dr. Hazen graduated Cum Laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles in 1989. After a short post-ceptorship in Burbank, Ca, he was invited to become a resident in Dr. James Cox's clinic. From 1989 until 1998 he was co-director and resident in Ft. Wayne Indiana with Dr. Cox. While there, he attended and completed a 400-hour post-graduate Chiropractic Orthopedics training sponsored by National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Hazen has been serving the Murrieta-Temecula area for 15 years. 

As a Cox Technic instructor for the past 25 years, he has taught many chiropractors across the country the use of the specialized decompression table, diagnosis and care of spinal disease. Currently, he is on the post-graduate faculty of National University of Health Sciences.  

He is currently involved in gathering treatment outcome data for ongoing research on failed back surgery syndrome. He is continuing to publish case study reports on difficult and complex case studies that are evaluated and treated in his Temecula, CA office. Lee Hazen D.C. and TCIM is committed to helping you regain and then maintain your quality of life, devoid of spine and extremity pain. Dr. Hazen offers specific protocols for spinal pain relief that are well-researched, well-documented, repeatedly published and clinically effective: Cox Technic Flexion-Distraction and Decompression Adjusting Manipulation.  The protocols were started 48 years ago by Dr. James M. Cox in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Cox Technic protocols have evolved as clinical application demands and research studies dictate. We are proud to offer the most cutting-edge, 21st century, non-surgical decompressive spinal pain relief.

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Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Kelly Brinkman from Logan University shares with us her clinic experience with compression fractures.

Dr. Kelly Brinkman earned her BS degree from Iowa State University in 1983 and graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1990. She has been in private practice in both Illinois and Missouri and has worked on a volunteer medical team on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. She finished the Insurance Consultant post graduate program and earned her MCS-P (Medical Compliance Specialist – Physician) in 2009. She has held the position of clinician and Educational Coordinator at Logan and is currently full time faculty. She has taught the Cox Flexion Distraction course since 1991 and has lectured for James Cox DC, DACBR through National College of Chiropractic post graduate department in years past. She also currently teaches the Billing and Documentation and Clinical Reasoning 1 courses and has assisted in numerous other classes.

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Kelly.Brinkman@logan.edu

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Jul 17, 2023

Spine specialist, Dr. Marc Baker shares a story of a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces with continued back pain after having back surgery. 

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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Chiropractic Distraction Spinal Manipulation on Postsurgical Continued Low Back and Radicular Pain Patients: A Retrospective Case Series
 
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Jul 10, 2023

Spine specialist, Dr. Anna Jurik shares a story of a 64-year-old female with spine fractures who was treated with Cox Technic.

Dr. Anna Jurik is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/ Nutritionist. She is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences, where she earned her degrees in Chiropractic Medicine, a Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice and a certificate in Massage Therapy. She currently holds a position as a teaching clinician at the university and is ranked as a Professor.

Her unique background has allowed her to take her teaching experiences outside of the standard classroom.  She has taught seminars, which has allowed her to educate her colleagues as well as personally expand her mindset and experiences.

Dr. Jurik also holds degrees in Exercise Physiology and Dietetics, and has earned various certifications and trainings over the years in order

to diversify her treatment options. These include Graston Deep Tissue Technique, Kinesio-taping, Webster Technique, Pediatrics

& Prenatal care, Rehabilitation of the Spine, Craniosacral Therapy, Rehabilitation of the Spine, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Acupuncture, Cox Technique and Chinese Medicine. 

This unique background has allowed her to truly treat every patient holistically. It allows her to work with a patient and put together a natural and specific plan to achieve and help maintain the best health possible.  It has also allowed her to have a wide knowledge base that she is able to share with those she is educating.

Resources:

630-629-9664 Clinic

ajurik@nuhs.edu

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Jun 5, 2023

Spine specialist, Dr. Ted Siciliano shares a story of a lady who loses the ability to lift her foot causing her foot to drop with each step.

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:

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