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.
Dr. Kyle Pankonin a spine specialist who practices in Minnesota, shares a story of a farm wife suffering with sciatica.
Dr. Kyle Pankonin graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1999. Prior to studying at NWCC, he attended South Dakota State University and Southwest Minnesota State University. Dr. Pankonin opened Red Rock Chiropractic Center in April 2000, and in December 2010 moved his practice to a larger facility designed to better accommodate our patients.
Dr. Pankonin has continued his education to ensure our patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced health care. He has diplomates in chiropractic pediatrics and orthopedics and is a certified functional medicine practitioner. He is also a US DOT certified medical examiner and is certified in Graston Technique, Webster Technique, Cox Flexion-Distraction and Motion Palpation.
When I was 8 years old, I suffered a severe head and neck trauma. Shortly after came my migraine headaches. My doctors had no answers for my problem and I suffered many years with these debilitating headaches.
Fortunately, one of my college classmates invited me to her office and I became a chiropractic patient. She told me how my problem came from nerve pressure in my spine. I had no idea what chiropractic was, but her explanation made so much sense to me. None of my doctors told me I could be helped. Not only did my headaches get resolved, my overall health and immunity improved. Chiropractic worked! It saved my life and stopped my suffering. From that point on I was dedicated to becoming a chiropractor and helping others the way I was helped.
Today my practice is filled with people who come to us with all sorts of problems. My patients want to stop taking medications for pain; they want a clear concise diagnosis and treatment plan; they don’t want to spend hours waiting or being treated in a doctor’s office. And most of all, My patients want and get results!.
I love chiropractic and the simplicity of how chiropractic works. It can change a person’s life.
I have personally trained with Dr. James Cox, D.C.DACBR, and some of the top chiropractors in the world. They taught me how to be a healer: First: It’s about listening to people carefully. Second: It’s about applying the Philosophy, Art, and Science of chiropractic correctly. That’s our purpose. My staff and I would be honored to have the opportunity to help you and your family.
A cervical disc herniation is treated in this 61 year-old man by spine specialist, Dr. Dave Langholff.
Dr. Langholff completed his Bachelor of Science degree at UW-Green Bay, and continued on to National College of Chiropractic, where he was awarded his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1981. He has had extensive postgraduate education in a variety of disciplines, including Chiropractic Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Industrial Injury treatment and prevention. He received board certification in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1992. He has additional training in Cox Flexion-Distraction procedures soft tissue treatments, as well as Frequency Specific Microcurrent. He is a Fellow of the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists and maintains memberships in the:
When not in the office, Dr. Langholff enjoys cycling, gardening, riding his Vespa, reading and travel.
Spine specialist, Dr. Jenna Kloor shares a patient story about spinal arthritis. She explains her treatment approach for patients suffering from arthritic spine pain.
Dr. Jennifer Kloor (Dr. Jenna) received her Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience from Regis University in 2010. She spent the next four years studying for her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr Jenna is currently one of only three Cox Technic certified chiropractors in the state of Colorado. This certification and unique approach have allowed her to have remarkable success with a wide spectrum of back issues including spinal disc injuries and stenosis. In addition to private practice, Dr. Jenna works with The Chanda Center for Health, a non-profit that provides specialized chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture and physical therapy for persons with physical disabilities including spinal cord injuries. In her free time, Dr. Jenna is an avid backpacker and exercise enthusiast- running her first marathon this year.
Spine specialist, Dr. Mark Korchok follows the story of an adolescent female athlete with scoliosis through her sports career, college, then treating her through her pregnancy.
Dr. Mark Korchok is an experienced and well-respected chiropractic physician in Cincinnati where he has his full-time practice. His wellness based practice integrates advanced chiropractic techniques with lifestyle education, exercise rehabilitation, nutritional counseling, athletic performance enhancement and family care. He is a Cox® Technic certified practitioner.