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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

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

Picture this: Understanding spinal imaging

6/22/2020
One of the most common responses to feeling back pain is asking your physician for an x-ray to determine what’s causing it. However, the process of coming to diagnosis to properly treat any pain goes more than just reading off of an x-ray or MRI test result. In this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia gives a rundown on how physicians determine the proper dedicated imaging option needed for a patient. Numerous factors affect decision-making as each scenario is different. First, the...

Duration:00:25:48

Food is Medicine: The Benefits of Olive Oil

6/1/2020
Managing inflammation and back pain goes beyond taking medication and undergoing surgeries or therapy. It requires overhauling your lifestyle to one that will support your healing, which involve taking care of your mental well-being, regular exercise, and a nutrition-dense diet. One of the food plans that is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits is the Mediterranean Diet, of which olive oil is a key component. In this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia speaks to Mary Mori,...

Duration:00:40:05

Top 5 Non-Disc Causes of Low Back Pain and Sciatica

5/18/2020
If you are experiencing lower back pain or sciatica, it’s important to determine its cause for proper treatment and better pain management. However, there are some cases where patients, who reported to have issues in this region, find out through medical diagnosis that the cause is not rooted in bulging or degenerative lumbar discs. In this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia dives deep into the top 5 reasons behind your lower back pain. These are the piriformis syndrome,...

Duration:00:31:12

Adult Spinal Deformity with Dr. Matt McGirt

5/4/2020
It’s pretty common to have your posture be significantly affected by a spine condition. Whether you’ve had congenital scoliosis as a child or went through an accident that caused the deformity, it’s important to have an understanding of these so you know your options are towards recovery. In this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia speaks with Dr. Matt McGirt, a partner doctor at the Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates. Dr. McGirt dives deep into spinal deformities that occur...

Duration:00:34:55

The Recommended Diet to Reduce Inflammation

4/20/2020
Did you know that nutrition plays an important role in contributing to your better quality of health and overall well-being? According to research, about 700,000 deaths and 15% disability cases have a correlation to poor nutrition. It’s not just diseases, but the pain that you’re feeling right now in your back and other parts of the body may be because of high levels of inflammation. And as clinics are not operating at full-capacity with the COVID-19 pandemic still underway, you can make a...

Duration:00:30:45

Top 8 Apps to Help With Pain

4/6/2020
The world has shifted to a new normal due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is encouraged to stay at home, resulting in the medical community not operating at full capacity. You may not have the same access to your medical practitioner, but you can empower yourself and manage your pain while waiting for the storm to pass. In this episode of Back Talk Doc, Dr. Sanjiv Lakhia shares 8 apps that can help you deal with pain in your back and in other parts of your body. Although these won’t...

Duration:00:24:16

Understanding the Science of Practice in Neurosurgery and Medicine

3/23/2020
Dr. Tony Asher, who specializes in brain and spine surgery, talks about the science of practice in this episode of Back Talk Doc. He introduces this concept, that’s being done on a national level, in order to accomplish three goals: boosting healthcare, cost efficiency and patient satisfaction. These outcome science programs aim to collect quantitative data based on studies and experience, and analyze that information, leading to better care for patients. He also shares how physicians can be...

Duration:00:38:02

Worth a Shot? Spinal Injections with Dr. Andrew Sumich

3/2/2020
Not to be mistaken with the epidural administered during pregnancy labor and prior to childbirth, injecting medication to the spine has been an option widely considered by patients with low back pain. Whether they experience leg pain or not, or if their inflammation is related to disc herniations, more people are asking for this type of treatment. But did you know that, in particular, epidural steroid injections are not the best course to treat back pain? This week’s episode features Dr....

Duration:00:46:46