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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.

240 Dr. Brian Joves - Spinal Stenosis
Jun 27 2022
240 Dr. Brian Joves - Spinal Stenosis
Interventional physiatrist, Dr. Brain Joves discusses treatment options for spinal stenosis. 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. Resources: Contact Dr. Joves Spine and Nerve Podcast Spine and Nerve YouTube Episode sponsor: The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical
238 Dr. Chad Hackel - Spondylolisthesis
Jun 6 2022
238 Dr. Chad Hackel - Spondylolisthesis
Dr. Chad Hackel and his athletic patient share his story of pain and recovery. Dr. Chad Hackel I have enjoyed providing chiropractic, acupuncture and nutritional care to Custer County, for the last 18 years at Backbone of Healthcare. I grew up on a farm near Ord Nebraska and then attended NE Community College and NE Christian College where I met my wonderful wife, Marci. Together we have four terrific children. In college I had an interest in natural healing and a desire to help others achieve good health. After much research it seemed like chiropractic would be a great fit. I graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City Missouri in 2001. From there I moved to Lincoln to work at Conard-Love Chiropractic for about a year. Dr Conard specialized in alternative treatments such as nutrition, acupuncture and chiropractic. He taught me a lot about running a business and the treatment of hard cases. In January 2003, we opened Backbone of Healthcare in Broken Bow. Since moving here I have received post doctorate certificates in Acupuncture, Cox Technique (specialized treatment for herniated discs and arthritis) and most recently Sports Certification. I really enjoy helping people suffering from herniated discs and sports injuries and many other health conditions. Continuing my education in the latest chiropractic approaches to natural health and treatment is a priority. Also, this last year our office participated in a nationwide clinical study of failed back surgeries. Any spare time is filled with watching my kids participate in music, 4-H and sporting events. I also enjoy volunteering my time at church and church camp. If I can squeeze in a good football game or help my parents on the farm, my weekend feels complete. Resources: backboneofhealthcare.com Find a Back Doctor The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical
236 Dr. Jeremy Heidt - Disc Herniation with Sciatica
May 17 2022
236 Dr. Jeremy Heidt - Disc Herniation with Sciatica
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 Find a Back Doctor See the Cox Technic work The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical
235 Dr. Brian Joves - Minimally Invasive Options for Chronic Back Pain
May 10 2022
235 Dr. Brian Joves - Minimally Invasive Options for Chronic Back Pain
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
234 Esther Gokhale - The Gokhale Method
May 2 2022
234 Esther Gokhale - The Gokhale Method
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 The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical
232 Dr. Salvator Tocco - A Referral from Dr. Cox
Apr 4 2022
232 Dr. Salvator Tocco - A Referral from Dr. Cox
Spine specialist, Dr. Salvator Tocco in Cleveland shares a patient story from a referral from Dr. James Cox of Fort Wayne.  Dr. Tocco treats the son of a colleague with a disc extrusion and transitional segment with Cox Technic. About Dr. Tocco: Dr. Tocco received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the esteemed Life University, College of Chiropractic, Marietta, Georgia in 1985. He regularly attends conferences and symposia sponsored by the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. Dr. Tocco completed a post–doctoral course of study in rehabilitation; The American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board currently registers him. Dr. Tocco has attended a post –doctoral course of study in clinical neurology at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri and an advance course in spinal related trauma from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, California. Dr. Tocco is committed and dedicated, personally and professionally, to helping patients in Cleveland and the West Shore communities to realize their optimal health and well being through quality Chiropractic and Spine care. He and his team are continually striving to provide the friendliest, caring, nurturing and professional healthcare possible to meet the individual needs of each patient. Dr. Tocco and over the years has given lectures and seminars for groups, organizations and corporations on chiropractic - spinal care and its benefits. He is available for seminars and lectures. He has been on talk radio and has had articles written about him and his expertise in this field. Resources: Contact Dr. Tocco Find a Back Doctor The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical More episodes
231 Dr. Robert Borzone - Uncontrollable Leg Shaking
Mar 28 2022
231 Dr. Robert Borzone - Uncontrollable Leg Shaking
Dr. Robert Borzone shares a remarkable story of a woman injured in an automobile accident in 2003, that left her with shaking of her leg.  He explains the case and his treatment outcome using Cox Technic. Dr. Robert Borzone, DC, LAc, DACBN Dr. Robert Borzone, DC, LAc, DACBN is a Chiropractor, Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and Certified AMMA Therapist. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Rider College and his Doctorate degree from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Borzone is the former Dean of the School of Massage Therapy and Chair of the Science Department of the New York College for Health Professions where he also received his training in acupuncture. He is an adjunct faculty member at Stony Brook University teaching courses on Complementary Medicine and Ancestral Medicine for the School of Social Welfare. Dr. Borzone is an adjunct faculty member at Nassau Community College teaching courses on Nutrition and Biology and has lectured at Hofstra University on Nutrition and Wellness. He is a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Bodywork through the NCCAOM, a Certified Asian Bodywork Therapy Instructor with the AOBTA and a Certified COX practitioner. Dr. Borzone is a Category A Provider of NCBTMB.  Dr. Borzone has dedicated over 30 years to the health professions through education, consulting and professional development. He has lectured extensively in the fields of Oriental Medicine, Nutrition, Back Care and Wellness and has published works in professional journals as well as contributed to books on wellness. Resources: North Shore Wellness Group Find a Back Doctor Cox Technic on YouTube The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical
228 Dr. Andrew Calderone - Spondylolisthesis
Mar 7 2022
228 Dr. Andrew Calderone - Spondylolisthesis
Spine specialist, Dr. Andrew Calderone shares a story of an active 63 y.o. male athlete with a condition called spondylolisthesis.  Dr. Calderone explains what this condition is and how he is treating this active gentleman. Meet Dr. Andrew Calderone Dr. Calderone is a native of Stuart, Florida and attended South Fork High School where he was a student in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and a member of the Men’s Varsity Baseball Team. After high school, Dr. Calderone went on to study Exercise Science at Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) in West Palm Beach, Florida. While at PBA, Dr. Calderone was also a member of the Men’s Collegiate Baseball Team where in his senior year, was awarded the Male President’s Award and named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, the first PBA baseball player in program history to receive this distinction. After college, Dr. Calderone was fortunate enough to play a season of independent professional baseball for the High Desert Yardbirds of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs in Adelanto, California. Chiropractic Education and Training After his playing days, Dr. Calderone enrolled in chiropractic school at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In his final semester of chiropractic school, Dr. Calderone completed a 5-month preceptorship at Scott Air Force Base in Shiloh, Illinois where he completed over 700 clinical hours in the 375th Medical Group multidisciplinary clinic diagnosing and providing chiropractic care to active members of the United States Air Force, Military, and Navy. While at Scott, he also completed 250 hours and 150 musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound procedures. Dr. Calderone graduated top of his class with a perfect 4.0 GPA and received Summa Cum Laude upon graduation – the highest academic distinction. Why Chiropractic? Dr. Calderone first experienced the benefits and healing of chiropractic care at the age of 15, when he was diagnosed with a bilateral spondylolysis at the level of his L5 vertebra. At the time he was playing varsity baseball at South Fork High School in Stuart, Florida and was informed that this was a potentially career ending injury. He credits chiropractic care to not only saving his baseball career, but also keeping him healthy on the field for years to come. His experience as a patient of chiropractic drove him to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Calderone looks forward to giving back to the community that raised him and hopes to inspire the youth to pursue the chiropractic profession, the same way he was inspired by his chiropractic physician from a young age. In addition to being a board-certified chiropractic physician, Dr. Calderone also holds other professional certifications including: National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)COX Flexion/Distraction Technic Lumbar Spine Part I & IISelective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR) Rehab SystemRockTape FMT Basic and Advanced Taping Dr. Calderone is also a member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA). Resources: performancehealthandchiropractic.com Find a Back Doctor The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical
227 Dr. Joseph Cabaret - Interventional Pain Management
Feb 7 2022
227 Dr. Joseph Cabaret - Interventional Pain Management
Listen to Dr. Joseph Cabaret share exciting new advances in Interventional Pain Management. Doctor Cabaret is a native Californian who lived for many years in Italy and graduated medical school from the prestigious University of Bologna School of Medicine and Surgery. After returning to the United States, he completed his internal medicine internship and anesthesiology residency at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After working for many years with elite athletes at the premier orthopedic sports medicine clinic in Los Angeles, he now lives and practices in Camarillo, California. Dr. Cabaret is president of the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, instructor for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, mentor for residents and fellows at the North American Neuromodulation Society and for the Grand Canyon University Doctor of Nursing program, peer reviewer for multiple utilization review companies, practice monitor for the Medical Board of California, and a consultant and speaker for the pharmaceutical industry. He has given multiple lectures on pain management and addiction medicine to the Medical Staffs at St. John’s Regional Medical Center and Community Memorial Hospital, and multiple presentations to the general public at Camarillo Health Care District. He is founder and director of the Pain Management Support Group and member of the Community Leaders Advisory Panel at Camarillo Health Care District and Volunteers at the Westminster Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks. He is partner at Spanish Hills Interventional Pain Specialists, co-founder and partner at Regenerative Medicine Specialists, and Medical Director at Pure Recovery California. He loves devoting time to his wife and family, travel, athletics, reading, and helping others. He especially enjoys helping patients take charge of their pain and recover from addiction and lead full and rewarding lives. Resources: drcabaret.com The Cox 8 Table by Haven Medical