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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.

The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnso‪n‬ Discussions with successful doctors such as Dr. James Cox, Dr. Kurt Olding, Dr. Dean Greenwood and Dr. Ted Siciliano.

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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.

    195 Dr. Frances Bigas Morales - Lumbago

    195 Dr. Frances Bigas Morales - Lumbago

    Dr. Frances Bigas Morales shares her success treating patients with Cox Technic in her practice in Puerto Rico.

    Dr. Frances M. Bigas Morales graduated from New York Chiropractic College earning her doctoral degree in Chiropractic in 2007. In October 2008, the Metropolitan Chiropractic Clinic (CQM) was established in Puerto Rico. Her mission is to be the chiropractic doctor and Latin health consultant who brings hope to humans by expressing health, in harmony and in balance. Transforming healthy lives, and providing hope for positive change is their purpose. Chiropractic is your lifestyle, where it maximizes the optimal health of all individuals.
    La Dra. Frances M. Bigas Morales es egresada de New York Chiropractic College obteniendo su grado doctoral en Quiropráctica en el 2007. En octubre 2008 se establece en Puerto Rico y apertura la Clínica Quiropráctica Metropolitana (CQM). Su misión es ser la doctora quiropráctica y consultora de salud Latina que lleve esperanza a los seres humanos expresando salud, en armonía y en balance.  Transformar vidas saludables, y brindar esperanza para lograr cambios positivos es su propósito.La quiropráctica es su estilo de vida, donde maximiza el estado óptimo de salud de todos los individuos.  Gracias a la quiropráctica, los viajes, las culturas, el baile, y la naturaleza descubrió que todo es un balance, todo es un complemento de vida.
    Resources:
    Contact Dr. Bigas
    Facebook link for Dr. Bigas
    Find a Back Doctor
    The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

    • 18 min
    194 Dr. Pam Joachim - Facet Syndrome

    194 Dr. Pam Joachim - Facet Syndrome

    On this episode, Dr. Pam Joachim shares a story of a 19 year old female college student with low back pain.

    Dr. Pam Joachim
    Dr. Pamela Aaron Joachim is a Graduate of Purdue University. She completed her chiropractic training at the National College in Chicago. Dr. Joachim has participated in post-Graduate seminars including fibromyalgia and sports injuries and is certified in impairment rating and whiplash/neck injuries. She has a wide variety of interests ranging from marathon running to competitive body building and crew. Resources: Contact Dr. Joachim Find a Back Doctor The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical http://thebackdoctorspodcast.com/

    • 24 min
    193 Dr. Ted Arkfeld - Cervicogenic Headache Post-Concussion

    193 Dr. Ted Arkfeld - Cervicogenic Headache Post-Concussion

    Dr. Ted Arkfeld shares a story of a high school soccer player who sustains a sports related concussion and then suffers with neck pain with headache.

    About Dr. Arkfeld
    Dr. Ted A. Arkfeld is a 1988 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN. The decision to become a chiropractor was an easy one after growing up in what Dr. Arkfeld calls, “A chronic pain family”. His father was involved in a motor vehicle crash that ultimately resulted in three unsuccessful spinal fusions that left him on total disability. It was after the last surgery that his father turned to chiropractic treatment for relief of his chronic lower back pain.
    As a high school athlete playing both football and baseball, and then collegiate baseball, Dr. Arkfeld experienced the benefits of chiropractic care during his playing days. This love for sports and chiropractic has guided him the past 16-years as the team chiropractor for Gaylord High School football and basketball programs.
    Always the student, Dr. Arkfeld has returned to the classroom numerous times for advanced degrees and certifications that allows him to provide the most current research based treatment protocols for his patients.
    Resources:
    Contact Dr. Arkfeld
    Find a Back Doctor
    The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

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    192 Dr. Hrefna Sylvia - Degenerative Disc Disease

    192 Dr. Hrefna Sylvia - Degenerative Disc Disease

    Practicing in Iceland, Dr. Hrefna Sylvia discusses a chronic pain patient with lumbar degenerative disc disease.

    About Dr. Hrefna Syliva
    Dr Hrefna Sylvia is born and raised in a small town in the Westfjords in Iceland. In 2009 while training for an Ironman she experienced severe low back pain, that is when she first got introduced to chiropractic. Her interest for chiropractic increased with time and in 2014 she moved to Georgia to study chiropractic. Dr Hrefna Sylvia graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractor from Life University in Atlanta, GA in June 2018 and was awarded the Clinic Excellence award at graduation. During her studies she went as a volunteer to Haiti where she treated both children and adults of all ages. She also went as a volunteer to Eugene, Oregon to help out in the medical tent during the track and field tryouts for the Olympics in Rio 2016. Dr Hrefna Sylvia specializes in the Cox technique as well as the Gonstead technique. She is the only fully certified chiropractor in the Cox technique in Iceland.
    Resources:
    hrefnasylvia@gmail.com
    Facebook: Hrefna Sylvía kírópraktor
    Instagram: Hrefna Sylvía kírópraktor (hrefnakiro)
     
    Practice name : Endurheimt - Heilsumiðstöð
    Website: www.endurheimt.is
    Phone: 832-0404
     
    Find a Back Doctor
     
    The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical

    • 19 min
    191 Dr. Clint Dickason - Sciatica

    191 Dr. Clint Dickason - Sciatica

    Dr. Clint Dickason shares a story of a nurse he treated during the pandemic who had overworked and injured her back.
    About Dr. Dickason
    Dr. Dickason, an Indiana native, first became fascinated with Chiropractic Care in 1996. Dr. Dickason was active in High School and College level Wrestling and Football. He found that Chiropractic care kept him on the playing field. His passion for Chiropractic soared when he realized the human body is a self regulating and healing machine and decided he wanted to be a Chiropractor to help others realize their God given potential for health. Dr. Dickason received his bachelors in Exercise Science at Manchester College, in Indiana. After his undergraduate studies, he chose Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, coined 'The Fountain Head of Chiropractic'. While at Palmer College of Chiropractic he joined Palmer's Rugby Club as an active player and became president of the club.
    Dr. Dickason met his wife Mindy while attending Palmer College, as she was completing her degree in Chiropractic Technology. After graduation Dr. Dickason and Mindy decided to move to Colorado in order to be close to family and search for a community in which to raise their newly developing family. They found and fell in love with Castle Rock.
    Dr. Dickason brings more to the table then traditional Chiropractic. He also completed extra studies in Clinical Neurology from the Carrick Institute of Post-Graduate Studies, is knowledgeable in 20 Chiropractic techniques including Cox Technic.
    Resources:
    Dr. Clint Dickason
    Find A Back Doctor
    The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical 

    • 23 min
    190 Dr. James Cox - Cox Technic

    190 Dr. James Cox - Cox Technic

    Listen as chiropractor and founder of the Cox Technic, Dr. James Cox explains what Cox Technic is and why it is so effective for treating back pain.

    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.
    Resources:
    About Dr. Cox
    curriculum vitae 
    More about Cox Technic
    Find a Back Doctor
    The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical
    References:
    Chesterton P, Evans W, Wright M, Lolli L, Richardson M, Atkinson G. Influence of Lumbar Mobilizations During the Nordic Hamstring Exercise on Hamstring Measures of Knee Flexor Strength, Failure Point, and Muscle Activity: A Randomized Crossover Trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2020 Nov 25:S0161-4754(20)30201-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2020.09.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33248746.
    INFLUENCE OF LUMBAR MOBILIZATIONS DURING THE NORDIC HAMSTRING EXERCISE ON HAMSTRING MEASURES OF KNEE FLEXOR STRENGTH, FAILURE POINT, AND MUSCLE ACTIVITY: A RANDOMIZED CROSSOVER TRIAL. AFTER SPINAL MOBILIZATION, IMMEDIATE CHANGES IN BILATERAL HAMSTRING FORCE PRODUCTION AND PEAK TORQUE OCCURRED DURING THE NHE. THE EFFECT ON THE NHE FAILURE POINT WAS UNCLEAR. ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC ACTIVITY INCREASED ON THE IPSILATERAL SIDE.
    Meet the Nordic hamstring exercise, also known as the Nordic hamstring curl—your potential new favorite go-to that can help keep you healthy while boosting your performance.  me 19
    Lead researcher Nicol van Dyk, Ph.D., of Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Qatar, told Runner’s World the move is simple: Begin in a kneeling position with both ankles secured—tucking your feet under a bar, for example, or having a running buddy hold them down—and then progressively lean forward as slowly as possible while keeping your back straight. When you can’t resist anymore, just fall forward, catching yourself with your hands against the floor. Check out the video below for how to do it properly.
     
    Ekşi MŞ, Özcan-Ekşi EE, Özmen BB, Turgut VU, Huet SE, Dinç T, Kara M, Özgen S, Özek MM, Pamir MN. Lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration, end-plates and paraspinal muscle changes in children and adolescents with low-back pain. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2020 Nov 27. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000833. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33252539.
    FATTY INFILTRATION IN THE PARASPINAL MUSCLES AND IVDD WERE CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH MODIC CHANGES IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH LBP. LUMBAR IVDD IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS COULD BE THE RESULT OF A MECHANICAL PATHOLOGY
     
    Karartı C, Özüdoğru A, Basat HÇ, Özsoy İ, Özsoy G, Kodak Mİ, Sezgin H, Uçar İ. Determination of Biodex Balance System Cutoff Scores in Older People With Nonspecific Back Pain: A Cross-sectional Study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2020 Nov 25:S0161-4754(20)30153-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2020.07.006. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33248744.
    DETERMINATION OF BIODEX BALANCE SYSTEM CUTOFF SCORES IN OLDER PEOPLE WITH NONSPECIFIC BACK PAIN: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY
    BBS CUTOFF SCORES ARE SENSITIVE AND SPECIFIC IN DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN POOR AND GOOD POSTURAL PERFORMANCE IN OLDER PEOPLE WITH NSLBP.
     
    TRACTION EFFECTS:
    TRACTION AND DISTRACTION STUDIES ON WHICH OUR WORK IS BASED.
    Luigi Albano, DC introduced the first paper on which I built the remaining studies.
    This gives us foundational understanding as to the benefits of placing a spine into distraction prior to producing ranges of motion – IT FIRST REDUCES ST

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Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Dr. Bret White ,

Excellent cases

I really enjoy the cases that are presented in this podcast. Very interesting and informative. Keep up the good work.

Jonathan Roj ,

Excellent doctor!

Dr. Michael Johnson does an excellent job of educating and inspiring people on how their conditions can be helped with Cox technique.

Research Piper ,

Excellent Podcast

This is a great podcast to learn about how to improve the health of your back (and the rest of your body). You might be surprised at what health ailments and pain conditions relate to your back - so take a listen. Dr. Michael Johnson is interviewing experts such as Dr. James Cox and others.

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