George Joachim DC DABCR
Dr. Joachim will present a live local patient case of spinal stenosis under care in his practice at the time of the course: history, examination findings, diagnosis, current treatment (in office and at home), current status, treatment demonstration, and patient testimonial.
James Dozier MD
Neurosurgical spinal surgery for back pain management is an option for back pain patients with spinal stenosis. Dr. Dozier will present today’s neurosurgical approaches and their clinical outcomes. Interdisciplinary surgical and chiropractic spine care will be discussed.
Robert Shugart MD
Orthopedic surgery for back pain management is common. Dr. Shugart will share the current options available to patients who may require such as well as the clinical outcomes. His experience with disc replacement and spine fusion will presented as well as interdisciplinary care of spine patients with chiropractors.
Michael Schneider DC PHD
Christopher Bise PT, MS, DPT, OCS
Collaborating with fellow healthcare providers is the way of the future for back pain management. At the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, such collaboration has evolved and been fine-tuned for years for chiropractic integration and collaboration in such a setting with Dr. Michael Schneider’s presence there. He and his physical therapist colleague, Dr. Christopher Bise, will share how such collaboration enhances spinal stenosis patient care as well as professional collegiality.
Gregory Sowles PhD HPSS LMHC
Having back pain for any length of time challenges the mental and psychological states of a patient. Dr. Sowles will discuss depression in back pain patients, its role and its management. No one involved in spine care escapes the nocebo response of chronic pain.
Dan Nolan MD
Pain is a driving factor for back pain patients seeking relieving care. Dr. Dan Nolan will share the latest in pharmacological options as well as spinal implants and their clinical outcomes. Spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion spine stimulators will be presented for clinical value as well as in the treatment of post surgical continued pain patients.
Rudy Kachmann MD
Dr. Kachmann’s life as a neurosurgeon taught him that there is much more to healing and health than surgery and drugs. Dr. Kachmann’s work with patients now focuses on eating, thinking, meditating for health and a healthy spine. His numerous textbooks on the Mind Body Connection are futuristic concepts for all healing arts disciplines.
Donald Urban MD
Incontinence is a common finding among patients with back pain and spinal stenosis. Dr. Don Urban will share the latest medical technology for nerve root stimulation to successfully manage this problem.
Kurt Olding DC FACO
Spinal stenosis back pain patients often have balance issues, increasing their risk of falls. Dr. Kurt Olding will share the currently submitted IRB clinical study of any demonstrable objective changes in balance (using the BTrackS System) after flexion distraction treatment of spinal stenosis in hopes of balance improvement and fall prevention.
Attendees (pre-arranged) will share clinical cases of spinal stenosis they have managed and/or unique treatment experiences involving interdisciplinary care for the benefit of suffering patients seeking pain relief from spinal stenosis causes.
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