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.
The Art and Science of Trigger Point Treatments
Sometimes imaging doesn’t explain a patient’s pain, and when that is the case, many will feel discouraged if not flat-out alarmed.
Trigger points can offer answers, and it’s the topic of this episode of Back Talk Doc.
Marty Kestin joins the podcast to explain more about trigger points and how they are involved in causing pain. At Ensoma Bodyworks, Marty teaches both patients and students how to restore and improve body functioning by the way of advanced orthopedics like neuromuscular massage therapy and neuroplasticity.
Should You Be Concerned About Seeing a Physician Assistant for Spine Care?
In this episode of Back Doc Talk, we are talking about the team it takes to manage your spinal health, and especially the role of Physician Assistants (PAs).
PAs like Mike Nido of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates are responsible for a range of treatments and assistance when it comes to fixing back and spine problems.
Listen to this episode of Back Talk Doc to understand the role of a PA and the type of care you can expect from one, how they work with physicians to address spine issues, and much more.
How Back Pain Can Affect Your Relationship (and What to Do About It)
A sudden injury can change your life considerably, and dealing with the pain can feel like a burden to a partner. One way to address this is by more clearly defining roles and responsibilities when a family member is dealing with pain. This helps ensure there’s a discussion around expectations and to avoid leaving family members disappointed.
Tune in to this episode to discover how you can improve communication about back pain and prevent spine issues and injuries from wreaking havoc on your relationship.
In’s and Out’s of Spinal Fusions with Dr. Hunter Dyer
On this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Dyer explains all things spinal fusion with host Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia.
As an expert in spinal fusions, Dr. Dyer is familiar with what people get wrong or just don’t understand about caring for their spine and fixing spinal issues. It’s a complicated field of medicine and, as such, patients considering surgery like a fusion should consult with an expert first.
Reduce Back Pain and Improve Posture with Active Sitting
With fifteen years of experience as a spine physician, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia is always on the lookout for ways to help his patients improve their back health, particularly with natural, less invasive methods that can be easily integrated into their day-to-day lives. Today, we’re going to be discussing a common cause of back and neck pain, prolonged periods of sitting.
Joining us on this episode of Back Talk Doc is Dr. Turner Osler, a retired trauma surgeon, epidemiologist, entrepreneur, and founder of QOR360, a company designing chairs to improve posture and prevent back pain caused by conventional sitting.
Uncovering Pediatric Spinal Deformities with Dr. Michael Bohl
On Episode 13 of Back Talk Doc we spoke with Dr. Matt McGirt about Adult Spinal Deformity (Ep. 13 - Adult Spinal Deformity with Dr. Matt McGirt.) It proved to be a popular and valuable episode for our community, so today we’re following up that episode with a discussion of scoliosis and spinal deformity in pediatric patients.
Joining us is Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates’ new partner, Dr. Michael Bohl. Dr. Bohl attended medical school at the University of Michigan and completed his residency at Barrow Neurological Institute. A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Dr. Bohl was involved in humanitarian aid missions in East Africa. While he was not considering medical school at the time, the impact of that experience led him to return to East Africa after leaving the Marine Corp to work as a nurses aid.
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I wish this information and easy to understand explanation of Back pain was available30 years ago.
But, not too late. Looking forward to hearing more from you DOC. Thanks
Back Talk Patient
Dr. Lakhia is very knowledgable and informative. He provided great information in an understandable and relatable way. I look foward to future episodes.
Extremely Helpful! Great Advice!
Absolutely Amazing! This is the best back advice I’ve ever had.