Spine specialist, Dr. Troy McColman discusses the causes and treatments of spinal stenosis.
Spine specialist, Dr. Troy McColman discusses the causes and treatments of spinal stenosis.
Spine specialist, Dr. Lonny Skjervheim and his patient share a story of a disc herniation causing sciatica.
Earning his doctorate in chiropractic, Dr. Skjervheim is a 1991 graduate of the Northwestern Health Science University, College of Chiropractic. He is an active member of the Washington State Chiropractic Association, the American Board of Sports Chiropractic Physicians, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Along with his staff at Bellevue Sports and Family Chiropractic, Dr. Skjervheim offers his services to residents who live in the Bellevue, Washington, community as well as many of the nearby neighborhoods.
Dr. Skjervheim holds the following certifications:
On this episode, spine specialist Dr. Vincent Pankonin shares a story along with his patient about chronic back pain.
Dr. Pankonin has been in practice since 1993 and received his training at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minn. As a doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Pankonin diagnoses and treats alignment and pain problems that affect the muscles, bones, and nerves of the body resulting from occupational stresses, sports injuries, and accidents. He joined Perham Health in 2003 after ten years of private practice. Dr. Pankonin treats the most difficult spine conditions using Cox Technic.
Spine specialist, Dr. Timothy Smith talks with us about a patient who tries everything she can think of to try to get rid of her leg pain.
Dr. Smith began the practice of Chiropractic in December 2002 in Angola NY immediately after his graduation, In June 2003 he established Lakeshore Chiropractic & Wellness at Sturgeon Point and Route 5. He joined a multidisciplinary practice in Derby for 3 years and in August 2011 re-established Lakeshore Chiropractic & Wellness at his current location.Dr. Smith continues his chiropractic education, taking and incorporating additional skeletal, neurological and muscular rehabilitative techniques.
He specializes in the management of acute and chronic spinal injuries using Cox Flexion-Distraction technique, diversified spinal manipulation, myofascial muscular rehabilitation and ultrasound and other physiotherapy modalities.
He is board certified and licensed to practice in New York State. Dr. Smith is also a board certified independent medical examiner.
Spine specialist, Dr. Kevin Moriarty and his patient share a successful resolution of spine pain following a compression fracture.
Dr. Moriarty opened his office in 1987, located at 505 West Hollis Street in Nashua, treating the Greater Nashua Community with compassionate, effective, reliable health care. The practice is open to all age groups for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and whole health wellness care. Dr. Moriarty maintains a special interest in the treatment of athletes and their sports related injuries.
Dr. Moriarty graduated from the National College of Chiropractic located in Lombard, IL, in 1986. He received a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Human Biology. Prior to attending Chiropractic College, Dr. Moriarty received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in physical education from Springfield College, Springfield, MA, in 1980.
In addition to his professional education, Dr. Moriarty completed a 300 hour post-graduate program in the evaluation and treatment of sports injuries. Dr. Moriarty maintains certification through The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Provider (CCSP). Dr. Moriarty is certified in Cox Technic.
Spine specialist, Dr. Chris Osterlitz and his patient, Roger share their stories of a successful outcome of conservative treatment for neck pain in this patient with a previous neck surgery.
In 1990, Chris received his bachelors of science in Human Biology from Plattsburgh State University in Plattsburgh, New York. In 1994, he completed his license for massage therapy and began private practice. In 1995, he received his doctorate in Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Through the years, Chris has developed a multifaceted approach to evaluating and treating patients. His techniques include Cox spinal decompression, drop table and manual chiropractic for spine and extremities, Graston Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial Release/Unwinding, Clinical/Functional Nutrition programs and rehabilitative exercise programs. Chris blends these Chiropractic and soft tissue therapies as each patient requires or requests. He incorporates many of the above techniques with most patients as the treatment plan progresses. Clear communication and respect for the patient’s needs and requests are of great importance. Chiropractic adjustments are performed with full awareness of the patient and gentle adjustments are utilized as a first option. Chris is a member of the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Washington State Chiropractic Association and Oregon Chiropractic Association.
Spine specialist, Dr. David Atiyeh shares an inspiring story of a patient in constant pain after having multiple back surgeries.
Dr. Atiyeh is a native of Michigan, being born in Detroit. He studied Engineering at Central Michigan University where he also received Masters in Business Administration. His plans changed when he was introduced to Chiropractic after an injury. The philosophy behind Chiropractic intrigued him and with the encouragement of family and friends, he made a career change. “I am so thankful that I made that switch. I have been blessed beyond measure.” The office in Plymouth, Michigan is fully equipped with Cox tables and other therapies used for Chiropractic Neurology
Dr. Atiyeh and his wife of 38 years have raised 3 children, 2 of which have served their country in the armed forces. He resides in Grass Lake Mi. where he can fish and enjoy the small town atmosphere.
Spinal stenosis can result in back and leg pain and in this story that spine specialist, Dr. Thomas Milus shares it can also be a cause of urinary incontinence.
THOMAS B. MILUS, D.C., Ph.D., D.A.B.C.O.
Undergraduate Northern Illinois University Dekalb, Illinois Degree: Bachelor of Arts – 1973 Graduate Palmer College of Chiropractic 1000 Brady Street Davenport, Iowa 52803 Degree: Doctor of Chiropractic – March 1982 Magna Cum Laude
University of the Pacific Stockton, CA Degree: ABT for a master’s degree in Behavioral Medicine –1990 Funded by scholarship from the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.
Saybrook University San Francisco, CA Degree: Ph.D. in Organizational Systems – 2001
Postgraduate Education and Certifications Board Certified by the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (#2204), Board Certified by the American Academy of Pain Management (#1540), Certified by the McKenzie Institute for treatment of mechanical low back disorders Licensed to practice chiropractic in Illinois (#038-004574) – 1982 (currently inactive), Licensed to practice chiropractic in California (#17382) – 1986 (active), Activator technique proficiency rated – 2009 to present, Certified in Cox Technic – 2010 to present, Functional Movement Screening certification – 2013, Immunity To Change facilitation training – Minds At Work, Harvard University campus 2014, McKenzie Lumbar Spine certification – December 2015, McKenzie Cervical Spine certification – December 2015, Certified Coach in the Immunity To Change – 2017 – 2022
1985 – Present: Palmer College of Chiropractic – San Jose Campus During my twenty-five+ years at Palmer West, I have served in a number of roles 2005 – present
a. Full time clinical professor in the outpatient clinic
b. Lead instructor – clinical psychology and health promotion
March 2005 – Present Clinical Professor – Tasman Clinic Faculty member Alumni representative for the West Campus \
Spine specialist, Dr. James Proodian shares a story with us about a 30 year-old teacher with a minor disc bulge but with major pain.
Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished physician and health educator whose passion for helping people achieve better health led him to establish Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies, which includes Natural Healthcare Center (a state-of-the-art healthcare facility); Wellness at Work (health and wellness education programs for businesses and organizations); and Put Back What You Lack (a web-based store that provides pharmaceutical-grade supplements).
Dr. Proodian’s expertise for the past two decades has been in the area of physical rehabilitation, and he has successfully established himself as a spinal specialist. Many leading medical doctors in the fields of orthopedics, interventional pain management, and neurosurgery utilize his practice for nonsurgical therapy in the treatment of spinal and extremity pain.
In his work, Dr. Proodian advocates the science of functional medicine, which takes an integrative approach to treating patients by addressing their physical, nutritional, and psychological needs. A patient-centered practitioner, he is known to spend quality time with his patients, learning their unique health histories and identifying underlying clinical imbalances.