12 episodes

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every day. Chances are you, or someone you love is suffering or will suffer from back pain at some point. You do not have to suffer in silence. Help is here. Back Talk Doc is a podcast brought to you by Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, where providing personalized, highly-skilled, and compassionate spine care to the Charlotte, NC area has been our specialty for over 75 years. And now, it’s time to understand the cause of back pain and learn about options to get you back on track! On Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia will help you find answers to some of the most common questions about back pain and spine health. As a Physiatrist at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Dr. Lakhia is an expert in finding non-surgical treatment options for back and spine problems. The podcast features interviews with neurosurgeons and spine specialists along with episodes where Dr. Lakhia covers an array of different issues such as back pain, neck pain, spine surgery, spine injections, and concussion testing. If you would like to know more about Dr. Lakhia and treatment options for back issues, go to BackTalkDoc.com. To make an appointment, contact Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine at 1-800-344-6716 or visit CarolinaNeuroSurgery.com.

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Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every day. Chances are you, or someone you love is suffering or will suffer from back pain at some point. You do not have to suffer in silence. Help is here. Back Talk Doc is a podcast brought to you by Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, where providing personalized, highly-skilled, and compassionate spine care to the Charlotte, NC area has been our specialty for over 75 years. And now, it’s time to understand the cause of back pain and learn about options to get you back on track! On Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia will help you find answers to some of the most common questions about back pain and spine health. As a Physiatrist at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Dr. Lakhia is an expert in finding non-surgical treatment options for back and spine problems. The podcast features interviews with neurosurgeons and spine specialists along with episodes where Dr. Lakhia covers an array of different issues such as back pain, neck pain, spine surgery, spine injections, and concussion testing. If you would like to know more about Dr. Lakhia and treatment options for back issues, go to BackTalkDoc.com. To make an appointment, contact Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine at 1-800-344-6716 or visit CarolinaNeuroSurgery.com.

    Top 8 Apps to Help With Pain

    Top 8 Apps to Help With Pain

    The world has shifted to a new normal due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is encouraged to stay at home, resulting in the medical community not operating at full capacity. You may not have the same access to your medical practitioner, but you can empower yourself and manage your pain while waiting for the storm to pass.


    In this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia shares 8 apps that can help you deal with pain in your back and in other parts of your body. Although these won’t provide the equivalent relief of a prescription pill or a corticosteroid injection, you can still enjoy the benefits to your overall health and well-being.


    Some of these apps help you track your vitamin D intake and measure the quality of your sleep, as vitamin D levels and sleep have direct correlations to pain, particularly chronic pain. He also suggests apps that are in the mind-body medicine realm, such as those that teach guided meditation, journaling and acupuncture.


    Additionally, he encourages you to stay physically active, through apps that provide exercise routines, and even workout programs that address specific injuries you have sustained.


    Dr. Lakhia believes that the combined effects of these interventions have a positive impact not just on your pain, but on your energy levels and mood, which is a huge help especially as we go through a crisis like today.


    Key moments in the episodeDminder – the importance of Vitamin D 02:58


    Sleep Cycle, Sleep++ – correlation of sleep and chronic pain 06:50


    Acupressure 08:59


    Headspace – the advantages of meditation 12:24


    Omvana – using meditation to target specific pain areas 13:25


    How meditation works 14:37


    7 Minute Workout – how to exercise major muscle groups in a short amount of time 15:38


    The Ready State – injury specific workout programs 18:28


    Five Minute Journal – how reflection can help you deal with chronic pain 20:53


    Links mentioned in the episode:·      Dminder (http://dminder.ontometrics.com/)


    ·      Sleep Cycle (https://www.sleepcycle.com/)


    ·      Sleep++ (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sleep/id1038440371)


    ·      Acupressure: Heal Yourself (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/acupressure-heal-yourself/id429680650)


    ·      Headspace (https://www.headspace.com/)


    ·      Omvana (https://www.omvana.com/)


    ·      7 Minute Workout (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.popularapp.sevenmins&hl=en)


    ·      TRS The Ready State (https://thereadystate.com/)


    ·      Five Minute Journal (https://www.intelligentchange.com/pages/five-minute-journal-app)


    ·      Worth a Shot? Spinal Injections with Dr. Andrew Sumich (https://backtalkdoc.captivate.fm/episode/the-case-of-spinal-injections-for-back-pain-with-dr-andrew-sumich)


    ·      Sports and Spine with Jake Beamon PTA (https://backtalkdoc.captivate.fm/episode/sports-and-spine-with-jake-beamon-pta)


    ·      Glute power with Ryan Klomparens, PT (https://backtalkdoc.captivate.fm/episode/glute-power-with-ryan-klomparens-pt)


    Back Talk Doc is brought to you by Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, with offices in North and South Carolina. To learn more about Dr. Lakhia and treatment options for back and spine issues, go to  (http://www.carolinaneurosurgery.com/) .

    • 24 min
    Understanding the Science of Practice in Neurosurgery and Medicine

    Understanding the Science of Practice in Neurosurgery and Medicine

    Dr. Tony Asher, who specializes in brain and spine surgery, talks about the science of practice in this episode of Back Talk Doc. He introduces this concept, that’s being done on a national level, in order to accomplish three goals: boosting healthcare, cost efficiency and patient satisfaction. These outcome science programs aim to collect quantitative data based on studies and experience, and analyze that information, leading to better care for patients.

    • 38 min
    Worth a Shot? Spinal Injections with Dr. Andrew Sumich

    Worth a Shot? Spinal Injections with Dr. Andrew Sumich

    Not to be mistaken with the epidural administered during pregnancy labor and prior to childbirth, injecting medication to the spine has been an option widely considered by patients with low back pain. Whether they experience leg pain or not, or if their inflammation is related to disc herniations, more people are asking for this type of treatment. But did you know that, in particular, epidural steroid injections are not the best course to treat back pain?

    • 46 min
    Back on track: Exercise recovery with Josh Kollman DC and Bridgette Kelly PT

    Back on track: Exercise recovery with Josh Kollman DC and Bridgette Kelly PT

    You don’t need to be a professional athlete to know that it’s important to give your body the rest and recovery it needs after a grueling workout or training session. Some people forget this and push themselves beyond their limit, increasing the risk of sustaining serious injuries. Even those who regularly exercise, no matter the age group, are as susceptible to getting injuries as an elite athlete.

    This episode of Back Talk Doc features Dr. Joshua Kollman, chiropractor at Carolina Sports Clinic and physical therapist Bridget Kelly, experts on the topic of recovery from physical exertion.

    • 55 min
    Sports and Spine with Jake Beamon PTA

    Sports and Spine with Jake Beamon PTA

    Very often you hear this saying in the fitness world and athletic arena, “No pain, no gain”. It’s as if pain should be expected when you do exercise or undergo training for a sport and if you don’t, whatever you’re doing isn’t going to be effective. This kind of misinformation that exists in this field is one of the main reasons why injuries, particularly on the back, are prevalent among athletes. Because the truth is, the most you should feel while training is a little soreness or muscular discomfort.

    • 41 min
    Treating Nerve Injuries with Dr. Alan Tillotson

    Treating Nerve Injuries with Dr. Alan Tillotson

    One of the toughest conditions to treat is nerve injuries, particularly when it’s related to spinal conditions such as sciatic nerve injury. There are a lot of options for treatment when it comes to these conditions, which often involve a lot of pain relief medications, for instance. However, there is growing evidence on the effectiveness of the inclusion of herbal and alternative medicine and systems in treatment plans for patients suffering nerve damage. And a growing number of doctors are considering these types of products too.

    • 45 min

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Dr. Lakhia is very knowledgable and informative. He provided great information in an understandable and relatable way. I look foward to future episodes.

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