Posts Tagged ‘back pain’

Dr David Hanscom (Non-Invasive Back Pain Relief) and Joyce O’Brien (Late Stage Cancer survivor)

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

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Dr. David Hanscom is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex spine problems in all areas of the spine. He has expertise in adult and pediatric spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis. A significant part of his practice is devoted to performing surgery on patients who have had multiple prior spine surgeries. He works for Swedish Neuroscience Specialists in Seattle, WA with eight neurosurgeons and a physiatrist.

Dr Hanscom completed his medical degree from Loma Linda University in 1979, .a residency with internal medicine in Spokane, WA from 1979-1981, an Orthopedic surgery residency was at the University of Hawaii from 1981-1984, .a six-month orthopedic trauma fellowship in 1984 at UC Davis in Sacramento, CA. and completed his spinal deformity fellowship in Minneapolis, MN at Twin Cities Scoliosis Center in 1986.

He is the founder of the “DOCC” project. It stands for “Defined, Organized, Comprehensive, Care.” This is a structured rehabilitation protocol for chronic pain, which involves improving sleep, managing stress, engaging in long-term conditioning, obtaining adequate pain control with aggressive medication management, re-setting goals, and educating the patient so as to regain control of their decision making.

He is the founder of the Puget Sound Spine Interest group, which was formed in 1987. It is a non-profit educational group, which provides a regional forum for physicians to share ideas regarding optimum spine care.  “Awake at the Wound” is a process, which brings athletic performance principles into the operating room. He co-founded the program with his golf-instructor, David Elaimy, in 2006. David Elaimy is also a performance coach who has been giving golf-based performance seminars in the financial sector for over fifteen years.

He had written many articles and his latest book Back in Control: A spine surgeon’s roadmap out of chronic pain, publish in 2012 is still a top seller on Amazon.

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Within a 5-year period, Joyce OBrien’s husband, Kevin, was paralyzed after a brain hemorrhage and both Joyce and Kevin were diagnosed with late stage cancers.

Faced with their devastating diagnoses, and fearing leaving their baby girl an orphan, Joyce, an Executive Vice President on Wall Street, left a successful 18 year career to begin her healing journey.

Ten years ago, Joyce and Kevin were blessed with healing stage 3b and stage 4 cancers, chronic fatigue, depression and more. Joyce’s life mission became clear and she invested years in training, research and studying with top doctors and experts in holistic health to discover many of the secrets of what makes us sick and how to heal.

Joyce, trained in Biological Medicine and Microscopy, is a national speaker empowering, inspiring and educating her audiences with the tools to improve their health – body, mind and spirit.

 

Distance Healer Interviewed on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

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On Saturday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show interviewed John Lucas, a distance healer. Mr Lucas reports that he can do muscle testing at a distance with clients and delete the energy frequencies causing problems. He tested 10 people and deleted frequencies on each. All discuss their experience on the show. More information about John Lucas can be found at http://www.BeyondHealingJohnLucas.com

Listen to the show below:

Season Allergies and Back Pain are Topics of the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

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Dr Carl O. Helvie, Host, the Holistic Health Show completed a series on back pain and started a new series on seasonal allergies yesterday on BBS Radio. Dr Steven Y. Park (left) spoke on seasonal allergies and Mr Lou Paradise (right) and Ms Kathi Casey (lower right) spoke on back pain.
Dr Park is an otolaryngologist, surgeon and author of the book Sleep Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The Number 1 Reason Why So Many Are Sick and Tired. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at www.sleepinterrupted.com

Mr Lou Paradise is founder, CEO and Chief of Research for Topical Biomedics. a successful company producing natural solutions for pain management. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: www.topicalbiomedics.com

Ms Kathi Casey is known as the “Healthy Boomer Body Expert” and is a registered hatha yoga teacher, certified acu-yoga teacher, certified pilates teacher, and certified in ayervedic physical healing. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at: www.healthyboomerbody.com

A DVD Titled Get Rid of Sciatica Pain for Good by Kathi Casey is still available to the first person who contacts me with a name and address for mailing. Your name will appear in the next issue of Healthy Holistic Aging and also on this site.

The Program follows:

Do Expectations and Preferences Predict Outcome of Acupuncture as Back Pain Therapy

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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In a recent study published in Spine researchers concluded that contrary to previous published studies their results on treatment expectations and preferences of patients were not predictive of treatment outcomes for patients with chronic back pain. This was one of the first studies using acupuncture as the treatment and there were 477 acupuncture naive individuals with chronic back pain as subjects. Subjects were randomized to 1 of 3 acupuncture or simulated acupuncture treatment groups for 10 treatments over a 7 week period and were masked regarding treatment assignments. Before treatment subjects were asked about their expectations of treatment success, impressions, knowledge about acupuncture and treatment preferences. Outcome measures included functional status measured on the Roland score and symptoms bothersome and were measured at 8 and 52 weeks by telephone interviewers who were unaware of which group the person being interviewed was in. Those with high pretreatment expectations for the success of acupuncture were more likely to report higher general expectations of improvement,a preference for acupuncture, had heard that acupuncture was an effective treatment, and had a positive impression of acupuncture. Yet, none of these variables was a significant predictor of improvement of back pain symptoms at 8 or 52 weeks. The researchers concluded that the relationship between expectations and outcomes may be more complex that previously thought.

Natural Ways to Deal with Back Pain Discussed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

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Yesterday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host of the Holistic Health Show interviewed Dr Elizabeth Lombardo (left) , Dr Sigmund Mille (center), and Gary Sandman (right) on natural ways to deal with back pain. Elizabeth has a masters in physical therapy and a doctorate in psychology and combines these areas in practice. She has been interviewed for T.V., radio and magazines. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at: www.controlstressforgood.com

Sigmund is a chiropractor who has practiced in Florida and
California. He is now the executive director of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors. More information was presented earlier on this blog or can be found at www.njchiropractors.com

Gary Sandman has suffered back problems as a result of 3 automobile accidents and now is the CEO Founder, Individualized Health Solutions, llc/Signature Supplements. More information appeared earlier on this site or can be found at www.signaturesupplements.com

The Interview Follows. Enjoy.

Hypnotherapy and Nucca Chiropractic Used for Back Pain

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

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Dr Carl O Helvie, Host of the Holistic Health Show, interviewed Seth-Deborah Roth (left) and Karen Hummel (right) on the Holistic Health Show yesterday. Seth-Deborah is a Nurse Hypnotherapist and a Nurse Anesthetist who uses her skills in practice and education. More information can be found on an earlier blog here or at: www.hypnotherapyforhealth.com

Karen Hummel has a baccalaureate in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and a Masters in Health Services Management. She ia a Certified Personal Trainer who has suffered back pain for years as a result of an automobile accident. More information can be found on an earlier blog on this site and at: www.karenhummel.com

Please listen to the interview below.

A Nurse Hypnotherapist and Chronic Back Pain Sufferer to Be Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

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On Saturday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host of the Holistic Health Show will interview Seth-Deborah Roth (left) and Karen Hummel, (right).

Seth-Deborah is a certified instructor and faculty member of the National Guild of Hypnosis and a Nurse Anesthetist. She is a member of the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, the International Hypnosis Federation, the American Board of Hypnosis, the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association, Imagery International and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
She is an instructor of medical hypnosis at the Hypnotherapy Center in Oakland, California and received the 2005 “Award of Excellence” in the category of Health Care from the International Hypnosis Federation. She has been featured on the discovery Channel’s “Myth Busters” segment on hypnosis.
She has also presented to the National Guild of Hypnosis, the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association, the International Hypnosis Federation, the American Board of Hypnosis, the Institute for the Advanced Studies of Health World Conference, and the Dermatology Nurses Association on the many uses of hypnosis in the area of health. She lectures at hospitals on medical hypnosis including St Rose Hospital, Seton Hospital, and the Bay Area Cancer Forum at Sutter Hospital. Seth-Deborah teaches a teleseminar course on Medical Hypnotherapy Certification and often speaks on the San Francisco radio station KEST “Seeing Beyond” with Bonnie Colleen. She also writes a blog called “Hypnotic Health” at www.hypnotichealth.blogdpot.com

Karen Hummel is a wellness coach whose passion is helping others with pain. She holds a masters degree in Health Service Management and a baccalaureate degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Karen is a Certified Personal Trainer with eighteen years of training experience and has served as a Wellness Director for several large corporations.

In 1998, after years of perseverance to reach her own fitness goal she was seriously injured in an automobile accident and told prior to surgery that she would almost certainly be a paraplegic. Karen refused to believe this and after three surgeries her surgeon told her that had it not been for the muscles she had developed from years of exercise she would not have walked away.
Several years later after excruciating pain, doctor’s visits, and medical tests, a piece of hardware from her original surgery was found to be piercing the spinal canal. This had caused tremendous nerve pain throughout her spine and eventually the loss of feeling in her right leg. Another surgery was scheduled but the chronic pain continued. One year later, testing found that a second device in her back had broken and the area had not healed properly., Karen had her last back surgery to correct the problem in 2006.
Karen has made tremendous improvements since her last surgery and is happy to be back at the gym, but still lives with chronic pain daily. She is in the process of writing a book about her experiences and hopes it will be an inspiration to others battling pain. More information is available at: http://www.karenhummel.com

Natural Ways to Deal with Back Pain

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

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On the Holistic Health Show yesterday Dr Carl O Helvie interviewed Frank Titus (left) and Mitchell Yass (right) on natural ways to treat back pain.
Frank has a B.S. degree in Exercise {Physiology and is founder of Health Through Motion and uses Titus Motion Therapy with high profile entertainment and sports individuals. More information was presented earlier on this blog or can be found at www.titusmotiontherapy.com

Mitchell Yass is a physical therapist and is known as the “Miracle Man” on Long Island for his work with pain. His goal is to help others avoid surgery and drugs in the resolution of back pain. More information is available on an earlier blog and on www.mitchellyass.com

Both practitioners say they have achieved over a 90% success rate in resolving pain with natural methods.

Enjoy the interview below.

Lifting and Back Problems

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

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Recent research published in The Spine Journal (2010, 10 (1):26) concluded that more physical loading (pressure placed on the spine from frequent lifting) may delay disc degeneration, the main suspected cause of severe back pain. Studying identical twins where one of the siblings was an average of 29 pounds heavier than the other he found that loading in the form of extra weight was not harmful to the individual’s spinal discs and there was slightly less disc degeneration in the heavier twin than in the lighter one. The researcher stated that the most prevalent source of physical loading on the spine is body weight.

He concluded that routine physical loading within limits is not bad for discs and that those fearful of physical loading activities at home, work or the gym should gradually increase physical loading to strengthen the spine.

Dr Mark Brown, Dr Phillip Cheras and Dr Eugene Lipov Interviewed on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

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Dr Carl O. Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show interviewed Dr Mark Brown (top left), Dr Phillip Cheras (top right), and Dr Eugene Lipov (bottom left) yesterday. Dr Brown M.D., PhD is Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has over 40 years experience caring for patients with neck and back pain. His award winning book is titled “Conquer Back and Neck Pain: Walk it Off.“More information is available on a previous entry on this site and at www.conquerbackandneckpain.com.com

Dr Cheras, PhD, is the Deputy Director of the Australian Center for Complementary Medical Education and Research and has been principle or co-investigator of clinical trials in Complementary Medicine in excess of 5 million dollar. His doctoral research on osteoarthritis received international attention. More information can be found on an earlier blog here. He can be reached through his publicist at: jane@drazninpr.com

Dr Lipov, M.D., a board certified anesthesiologist and pain manager, is Director of Research at Northwest Community Hospital and Medical Director of the Advanced Pain Center. More information was presented on an earlier blog or he can be reached through his publicist at: Lsk1836@comcast.net

The interview from yesterdays show follows.