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Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every day. Chances are you, or someone you love is suffering or will suffer from back pain at some point. You do not have to suffer in silence. Help is here. Back Talk Doc is a podcast brought to you by Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, where providing personalized, highly-skilled, and compassionate spine care to the Charlotte, NC area has been our specialty for over 75 years. And now, it’s time to understand the cause of back pain and learn about options to get you back on track! On Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia will help you find answers to some of the most common questions about back pain and spine health. As a Physiatrist at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Dr. Lakhia is an expert in finding non-surgical treatment options for back and spine problems. The podcast features interviews with neurosurgeons and spine specialists along with episodes where Dr. Lakhia covers an array of different issues such as back pain, neck pain, spine surgery, spine injections, and concussion testing. If you would like to know more about Dr. Lakhia and treatment options for back issues, go to BackTalkDoc.com. To make an appointment, contact Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine at 1-800-344-6716 or visit CarolinaNeuroSurgery.com.

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every day. Chances are you, or someone you love is suffering or will suffer from back pain at some point. You do not have to suffer in silence. Help is here. Back Talk Doc is a podcast brought to you by Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, where providing personalized, highly-skilled, and compassionate spine care to the Charlotte, NC area has been our specialty for over 75 years. And now, it’s time to understand the cause of back pain and learn about options to get you back on track! On Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia will help you find answers to some of the most common questions about back pain and spine health. As a Physiatrist at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Dr. Lakhia is an expert in finding non-surgical treatment options for back and spine problems. The podcast features interviews with neurosurgeons and spine specialists along with episodes where Dr. Lakhia covers an array of different issues such as back pain, neck pain, spine surgery, spine injections, and concussion testing. If you would like to know more about Dr. Lakhia and treatment options for back issues, go to BackTalkDoc.com. To make an appointment, contact Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine at 1-800-344-6716 or visit CarolinaNeuroSurgery.com.

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United States

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Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every day. Chances are you, or someone you love is suffering or will suffer from back pain at some point. You do not have to suffer in silence. Help is here. Back Talk Doc is a podcast brought to you by Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, where providing personalized, highly-skilled, and compassionate spine care to the Charlotte, NC area has been our specialty for over 75 years. And now, it’s time to understand the cause of back pain and learn about options to get you back on track! On Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia will help you find answers to some of the most common questions about back pain and spine health. As a Physiatrist at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Dr. Lakhia is an expert in finding non-surgical treatment options for back and spine problems. The podcast features interviews with neurosurgeons and spine specialists along with episodes where Dr. Lakhia covers an array of different issues such as back pain, neck pain, spine surgery, spine injections, and concussion testing. If you would like to know more about Dr. Lakhia and treatment options for back issues, go to BackTalkDoc.com. To make an appointment, contact Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine at 1-800-344-6716 or visit CarolinaNeuroSurgery.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

803-325-1618


Episodes

The Art and Science of Trigger Point Treatments

6/29/2021
Sometimes imaging doesn’t explain a patient’s pain, and when that is the case, many will feel discouraged if not flat-out alarmed. Trigger points can offer answers, and it’s the topic of this episode of Back Talk Doc. Marty Kestin joins the podcast to explain more about trigger points and how they are involved in causing pain. At https://ensomabodyworks.com/ (Ensoma Bodyworks), Marty teaches both patients and students how to restore and improve body functioning by the way of advanced...

Duration:00:32:35

Should You Be Concerned About Seeing a Physician Assistant for Spine Care?

5/10/2021
Just like the spine — the clinicians, doctors, and practitioners who practice spinal care comprise a complex system. In this episode of Back Doc Talk, we are talking about the team it takes to manage your spinal health, and especially the role of Physician Assistants (PAs). PAs like Mike Nido of https://www.cnsa.com/ (Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates) are responsible for a range of treatments and assistance when it comes to fixing back and spine problems. But is patient care...

Duration:00:15:59

How Back Pain Can Affect Your Relationship (and What to Do About It)

4/26/2021
We’re talking about healthy relationships on this episode of Back Doc Talk. What does that have to do with back and spine health? A lot. With power couple and relationship coaches Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman at the helm, this episode examines how back and spine issues can affect your relationship and vice versa. Physical pain influences how we feel and how we interact with others, and developing a conscious awareness about how that affects our loved ones is critical. Aaron dissects the...

Duration:00:42:47

In’s and Out’s of Spinal Fusions with Dr. Hunter Dyer

4/13/2021
The general public’s understanding of spinal fusion often starts with a misconception. When Dr. Hunter Dyer talks to people about lumbar fusion, many think that it’s the screws doctors place that are the fusion. But that’s not true — the hardware just holds the spine in alignment until the vertebrae or spinal elements grow back together. As an expert in spinal fusions, Dr. Dyer is familiar with what people get wrong or just don’t understand about caring for their spine and fixing spinal...

Duration:00:44:22

Reduce Back Pain and Improve Posture with Active Sitting

3/29/2021
With fifteen years of experience as a spine physician, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia is always on the lookout for ways to help his patients improve their back health, particularly with natural, less invasive methods that can be easily integrated into their day-to-day lives. Today, we’re going to be discussing a common cause of back and neck pain, prolonged periods of sitting. Joining us on this episode of Back Talk Doc is Dr. Turner Osler, a retired trauma surgeon, epidemiologist, entrepreneur, and...

Duration:00:48:46

Uncovering Pediatric Spinal Deformities with Dr. Michael Bohl

3/9/2021
On Episode 13 of Back Talk Doc we spoke with Dr. Matt McGirt about Adult Spinal Deformity (Ep. 13 - Adult Spinal Deformity with Dr. Matt McGirt.) It proved to be a popular and valuable episode for our community, so today we’re following up that episode with a discussion of scoliosis and spinal deformity in pediatric patients. Joining us is Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates’ new partner, https://www.cnsa.com/providers/michael-bohl-md (Dr. Michael Bohl). Dr. Bohl attended medical...

Duration:00:34:15

Diagnosing and Treating Upper Back/Thoracic Pain with Dr. Scott Otis

2/22/2021
We have addressed numerous aspects of low back pain from surgical angles to medications, nutrition, and injections on the podcast, but an increasing number of patients are also suffering from mid-back pain or “thoracic pain.” On this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia is joined by https://www.cnsa.com/providers/scott-m-otis-md (Dr. Scott Otis), a physiatrist at the Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, to discuss thoracic back pain. Dr. Otis attended medical school at The Ohio...

Duration:00:26:06

A Pain in the Neck (and Back!): How Technology, Stress, and Genetics are Leading to Aches and Pains With Dr. Sameer Vemuri

1/28/2021
By the numbers, a solid percentage of you are listening to this 29th episode of Back Talk Doc on your mobile device or in front of your computer. You may be hunched over peeping at the show notes on the screen, a noticeable strain rippling down your back. Whether you’re experiencing back or neck pain as you’re reading these words, this episode is here to help. On today's episode of Back Talk Doc, our host Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia is accompanied by Dr. Sameer Vemuri, a partner at Carolina...

Duration:00:37:46

Electrical Stimulation Devices for Back Pain

1/7/2021
While COVID-19 has the headlines, for many, 2020 has also become synonymous with back pain. Working from home has cast many people from their ergonomic office chairs to couches, spare bedrooms, and dining room chairs. On this episode, our Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia, explores the benefits of utilizing electrical stimulation to combat those work-from-home back pains. Electrical stimulation, a form of neuromodulation, is essentially applying different types of electrical or...

Duration:00:26:46

Top 10 Gifts for a Healthy Spine

12/16/2020
While the holiday season is known for evoking feelings of joy and merriment, we know that back pain can dampen even the most festive of spirits. That’s why we’re devoting this episode to our Top 10 Gift Ideas to promote a healthy spine. If you have a friend or family member struggling with back issues this holiday season, consider a gift that will help them stay active and pain-free in 2021. 1. Traditional Medicinal Tea. Medicinal teas are available at most grocery stores, and many contain...

Duration:00:23:59

QxMD, Mobile Solutions That Drive Evidence-Based Medicine with Dr. Daniel Schwartz

11/27/2020
Because medicine is in a perpetual state of evolution, it is incumbent upon medical practitioners to be lifelong learners, always sharpening their intellect and skillset. In recent years, much of this continuing education has become reliant on technology. While clinicians have access to scientific journals, magazines, blogs, podcasts, and other digital sources at their fingertips, quickly accessing full research articles continues to be a hindrance. Enter QxMD, a company designing apps to...

Duration:00:34:25

Regenerative Spine & Orthopedic Medicine with Dr. John Lesher

11/13/2020
From Kim Kardashian getting a vampire facial to Hines Ward's extraordinary knee recovery in the weeks leading up to the 2009 Super Bowl, regenerative medicine has gained a tremendous amount of interest in both the lay population and the scientific community. This medical-assisted self-healing process has helped athletes including Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and other high-profile celebrities not only overcome injuries but increase their recovery times. On this special one-year anniversary...

Duration:00:52:06

Using an Inversion Table for Back Pain: Is It Safe?

10/26/2020
In the world of back pain, there are a variety of vendors in the marketplace offering purported solutions. And, with patients searching for alternatives to injections, physical therapy, surgery, and traditionally prescribed medications, the market for these alternatives treatments is booming. With these solutions ranging in efficacy from widely accepted remedies to ineffective and potentially harmful, how do you know what is and isn’t safe? Welcome to Back Talk Doc. In this episode, Dr....

Duration:00:19:01

Golf Rehabilitation and Fitness with Dr. Graham Claytor

10/11/2020
If you live or work in the Carolinas, you probably either play golf or have a friend or loved one that plays. Golf is an excellent sport for children and retirees alike and a popular activity for competitive exercisers that don’t want to strain their bones and muscles in high-impact sports. However, golf can also lead to its fair share of aches and pains, so today’s episode focuses on preventing and treating golf-related injuries. On this episode of Back Talk Doc, our host Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia...

Duration:00:37:59

Health Care and Spirituality, with Dr. John Welshofer

9/18/2020
Imagine you suffer from a painful disc injury that prevents you from engaging in many of your daily activities. For most people, the obvious course of action is to go see your doctor, where it’s likely you’ll have a physical examination and be prescribed medications and/or surgery. At the end of this course of treatment, you hope to be pain-free and back to your daily routine. Many patients never stop to ask themselves, “is there anything else I could be doing to improve my circumstances?”...

Duration:00:35:13

Physical Therapy and Health Tips for Patients with Back Pains, With Dr. Eleanor McMillan

9/2/2020
Do you frequently suffer from back pain and don’t know the right way to treat them? Or do you think your home exercises are making the pain worse? Patients often mistake the difference between being physically active versus going to physical therapy to treat a specific injury, causing them to worsen the pain and fail to properly recover from herniated discs or muscular back strains. In this episode of Back Talk Doc, our host Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia, welcomes Dr. Eleanor McMillan, a physical...

Duration:00:33:51

Innovations in Spine Surgery with Dr. Chris Holland

8/17/2020
Although advancements in technology have made many things possible in medicine, particularly in the surgical aspect, robotics is still somewhat a relatively new concept. This sector is gaining traction in the market, but you won’t find robots in most hospitals in the U.S. In this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia is joined by neurosurgeon Dr. Chris Holland to explore surgical robots utilized in spine surgery. Chris goes in-depth into what surgical robots are, how these work, and...

Duration:00:37:04

Introduction to Spinal Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery with Dr. Dom Coric

8/3/2020
Replace defective joints in the knee and hips is not unheard of and there’s a big chance that you or someone you know has had this surgery done. But can this type of procedure be done to address issues in the spinal region? In this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia is joined by Dr. Dom Coric, who is an expert in spine trauma, spine surgery, and in particular, spinal arthroplasty. They dive deep into all aspects of artificial disc replacement surgery in the neck and lower back. Dom...

Duration:00:35:02

What’s the Point? Acupuncture vs Dry Needling

7/20/2020
Aside from clinical treatments for back pain and pain in general, acupuncture and dry needling are increasingly becoming part of treatment plans prescribed by physicians. However, there are misconceptions about these two interventions, with people often interchanging one for the other. In this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia goes into a discussion on dry needling and acupuncture and the significant differences between these two treatment options. It’s not so much as which is more...

Duration:00:26:11

All About the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

7/6/2020
Besides cases of lower back pain, another common problem that most people face is neck pain. In severe instances, the pain shoots from the neck to the arm, which can lead to numbness and immobility. One condition that is often difficult to diagnose is the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). In this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia is joined by Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates’ nurse practitioner Emily Tucker and physical therapist Jay Murugavel in this roundtable discussion on...

Duration:00:41:27