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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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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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English

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803-325-1618


Episodes

Back Pain Relief with Spinal Cord Stimulation

11/28/2022
Physicians strive to find ways for their patients to live healthy, active lifestyles, and that is what attracted Dr. Dave Eichman to the specialty of spinal cord stimulation. In this episode of Back Talk, host Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia and his guest, Dr. Eichman, cover what makes a patient a good candidate for the treatment, what to expect from it, and some potential pitfalls. “The unique ability to test the device before committing can help patients feel more confident in their choice. “[Once]...

Duration:00:24:15

A Guided Meditation for Pain: Creating a Safe Place

10/20/2022
If you’re listening to Back Talk Doc, you or someone you know is probably dealing with some type of pain. Chronic pain can be very hard to handle, but many times when we create a mental image of our suffering, we tend to aggravate this pain, thus increasing it. This mental image leads to negativity on a conscious and subconscious level associated with your pain. Today, give your body a safe place to deal with pain. Join us on a guided meditation that will teach techniques to change the...

Duration:00:12:03

Reduce Your Back Pain Frequency with Dr.Carol McMakin

9/19/2022
It is never too late to chase after a dream or make a difference in other people’s lives. Dr. Carolyn McMakin, DC is a testament to that. After deciding to pursue her lifelong goal at the age of 40, Dr. McMakin enrolled in pre-med courses and the University of Western States Chiropractic College. Upon graduation, Dr. McMakin opened her own practice and by 1996 began treating patients with a list of frequencies first documented in the 1920s. This work led her to present her results at the...

Duration:00:52:04

Neuropathy and Its Many Facets with Dr. Ki Jung

9/8/2022
Have you ever sat in one position too long and had your foot fall asleep? And when you stood up, you felt a prickling or tingling that was almost painful? Or have you ever rolled over in the middle of the night and found your hand was numb? Each of these occurrences are considered positive symptoms of neuropathy — they are the presence of an abnormal sensation. What exactly is neuropathy and what causes it? On this episode of Back Talk Doc, host Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia is joined by one of the...

Duration:00:45:46

Botanicals and Back Pain with John Slattery

8/15/2022
Could a couple of drops of an herb tincture enable someone who underwent open heart surgery to feel her chest for the first time in four years? Could it help you mitigate and prevent back pain? In our society, it’s easy to think that the most complex, advanced medicine is the best cure for any and all pain. And yet, a powerful tool for pain treatment could be an overlooked plant growing in your backyard. In this episode, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia and his guest John Slattery of Desert Tortoise...

Duration:00:55:04

The Vagus-Trigeminal-Pain Connection with Sharik Peck, PT

7/25/2022
Imagine relearning how to walk — and learn — in your senior year of high school. For this episode’s guest, Sharik Peck, that was reality. Mr. Peck’s battle with chronic pain began when he was only two years old. As a young child, he fractured his second cervical vertebrae. Years later, he crushed multiple spinal vertebrae in his thoracic region. Finally, he experienced a vertebral artery dissection that forced him to relearn how to walk and learn. Instead of allowing his injuries and pain...

Duration:00:39:37

Back to the Basics: Reducing Back Pain Through Healthy Eating

7/11/2022
Back pain can feel impossible to control. However, there are things that you can do to reduce pain. In this episode, Back Talk Doc host Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia empowers listeners to reduce back pain through mindful eating and nutrition. As Dr. Lakhia explains, “It's important that we zoom out and ask ourselves, what's really going on with our food and our diet?” By mastering the basics of healthy eating, you can reduce inflammation levels and consequently decrease pain levels. But with the many...

Duration:00:27:16

Releasing Pain and Trauma with David Berceli, PhD

6/27/2022
In a bomb shelter under attack in the Middle East, Dr. David Berceli, PhD observed what would become the foundation for much of his work. As mortar shells assaulted the shelter’s exterior, David observed as young children shook in terror and adults sat, stoic and unmoving. “We train ourselves out of these endogenous rhythmic movements of the human body that actually are designed to help us reduce stress or release trauma,” David observed. “By trembling, those two year olds were actually...

Duration:00:47:07

Back Pain Relief with Foundation Training

5/16/2022
Sometimes, the greatest struggles can bring forth the greatest innovations. That is certainly true for Dr. Eric Goodman, DC, the founder of Foundation Training. As a young man in chiropractic school, his severe back pain from multiple disc herniations became unbearable. “I had about a year left of chiropractic school when my back got bad to the point that I was like, ‘I don't want to be a chiropractor,’” Dr. Goodman tells Dr. Lakhia. “Driving hurt, standing hurt, sitting hurt, and laying...

Duration:00:51:55

Back (Pain)…to the Future. Spine Biologics with Dr. Peter Bailey

5/2/2022
Regenerative medicine has great potential. It empowers the body’s own healing mechanisms to cure injuries that would normally require surgery or other invasive measures. In this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Peter Bailey discusses his work in regenerative spinal care. Research on regenerative spinal care is steadily progressing, despite a lack of funding. Most companies fund research into drugs rather than regenerative medicine, so progress has taken time and dedication. In spinal care,...

Duration:00:28:26

Fact vs Fiction: Back Rehab with Dr. Stuart McGill

4/18/2022
For Dr. Stuart McGill, surgery should be the last resort. In fact, for many patients who don’t properly address their pain, surgery is, at best, a temporary option. Consider this: following a disc hernia procedure, many patients, including those Dr. McGill sees, usually fall back into old habits and run the risk of re-injuring their damaged spine. “So you are going to have to change the way that you move [and] become more efficient in purposefully stimulating the adaption that you need in...

Duration:01:13:04

Back Pain Relief Through Posture and Movement, With Esther Gokhale

4/4/2022
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...

Duration:00:49:47

The Brain-Pain Connection with Dr.David Schechter

3/21/2022
Dr. David Schechter didn’t always buy into the idea of the mind-body pain connection. As a medical student, he relied on conventional and traditional approaches to pain management. But that was before he developed knee pain that felt almost impossible to resolve. He tried mechanical therapy and strengthening exercises as is typically recommended, but nothing seemed to work. So he approached an NYU physiatrist for help: Dr. John Sarno, who became one of America’s most famous back pain...

Duration:00:37:30

Power of Compounding

3/7/2022
Bryana Gregory works at a compounding pharmacy, an option that many physicians in traditional medical circles have never considered. But compounding could be the key to recovery and better long-term health for some patients. Rather than seeking only to relieve pain, compounding pharmacists take a holistic approach to a patient’s health to create personalized treatments. “It’s like back in the day, when we used to have apothecaries, and see doctors and pharmacists behind the counter mixing...

Duration:00:39:40

All About Radiofrequency Ablation for Spinal Arthritis With Dr. Stephanie Plummer

2/21/2022
Have you ever been told you have “Uncle Arthur,” more commonly known as arthritis? This ailment affects so many that either you or someone you know likely has pain from arthritis. With so many ways for a back to hurt, how do you tell if your back hurts from arthritis? Back pain from arthritis is a somewhat different affair than disc pain or structural pain. Instead of the pain radiating, it stays fairly localized to the facet joints, which Dr. Lakhia refers to as “the knuckles of the...

Duration:00:39:19

A Breakthrough Treatment for Low Back Pain

2/8/2022
Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates’ Dr. Andrew Sumich is one of a handful of physiatrists across the country participating in trials of Relievant Medsystems' revolutionary technology that can reduce long-term pain for patients with chronic low back pain: the Intracept Spine Procedure. The secret to the procedure lies in new research, which deepens the medical understanding of spinal anatomy. While most patients experiencing low back pain are treated for discogenic pain, recent...

Duration:00:41:39

These Simple Exercises Will Keep Your Back Healthy With Jackson Bellis, DPT

1/24/2022
As a CrossFit level 1 trainer with a 13-year physical therapy career and an interest in golf, running, skiing, and hiking, it’s fair to say that Dr. Jackson Bellis practices what he preaches when it comes to maintaining a healthy back. Dr. Bellis is always challenging his own body and encouraging his patients to safely challenge their bodies to see what they can do. “I really think we can make a big change in back health. And I think looking at the way we move, and the things that work and...

Duration:00:39:08

Fact or Fiction: The Truth About Lumbar Spinal Injections

1/3/2022
Lumbar spinal injections can help reduce back and leg pain and are a highly requested treatment at our offices. But there are also plenty of misconceptions about them. Can epidurals be a first-line treatment for low back pain? How well can they help us determine a source of pain? Can injections heal discs? We brought on Dr. Joseph Zuhosky, who recently joined our team at Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, to get answers to these questions and more. Along the way, we hope to...

Duration:00:40:10

CBD: Beyond the Hype

12/20/2021
Health care has been a constant presence in Matt Parks’s life for much longer than most people. His mother is an ER nurse. His older brother was born with a rare condition and was often hospitalized as a child. And as a college baseball player, Matt started taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to cope with a shoulder injury. He became dependent on the medications and started to experience migraines. He also developed depression when his parents divorced, which he still...

Duration:00:41:33

A Neurological Approach to Treating Pain with Garrett Salpeter of NeuFit

12/10/2021
Being told your pain is only in your head is maddening when it’s your back that hurts. But is there more truth to this statement than we have long believed? NeuFit founder Garrett Salpeter says that pain is sometimes not an accurate depiction of the extent of an injury, but rather an overreaction by your nervous system. At NeuFit, Garrett draws on his background in engineering and neuroscience to help athletes and other patients recover from injury, develop sustainable fitness regimens,...

Duration:00:38:37