Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM EDT
Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Grand Wayne Center 
120 W Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Julie Cox-Cid 
Cox® Technic | F/D Enterprise LLC 

Interdisciplinary Spine Conference 2020: Spinal Stenosis

Join this year's interdisciplinary spine conference on spinal stenosis with special topics - from exam, diagnosis, treatment options & outcomes - to include cervical spine myelopathy, extremity pain, post-surgical, thoracic spine, vagal anti-inflammatory reflex. Speakers will include chiropractors, neurosurgeon, radiologist, neurologist, spine researchers and more. Emphasis will be on conservative spine stenosis treatment and surgical referral. The LIVE experience is unparalleled. The RECORDED experience will be packed with clinically relevant discussions and applicable tips and tools.


The Weekend

Physicians and healthcare providers of all backgrounds area invited to join this weekend of spine care presentations: latest in medical research updates, demonstration of treatments and protocols, practical/clinical discussions of patient conditions from a variety of angles and how each discipline might approach their care. The camaraderie developed via this type of weekend's design will follow everyone back into the office for the benefit of doctors, researchers and spine pain patients. 

Special In-Depth Topic: Cervical Spine Myelopathy

VIDEOS of the weekend plans:

1020 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, IN  46802
*Click the Hotel Link above to view their COVID-19 Updates


Room Block: (Cox® Seminar)
$139.00 + tax/night – cut-off date 8/28/2020
Parking: $8/day
Complimentary Airport Shuttle


Tentative Schedule

Times may change as speakers confirm their presentations.

Saturday Morning | The Nervous System & Thoracic Spine

8am-10am  |  Dr. Cox 

  • Incidence and challenge of spine stenosis in medicine today
  • What is the potential relief for stenosis, radiculopathy and neuropathy?
  • How does Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Spinal Manipulation affect stenosis?
  • Basic neuroanatomy of normal and stenosis of the spine: mechanical and chemical
  • What are the required effects of spine manipulation to show positive outcomes?
  • Afferentation: the impact of chiropractic on the body via SMT
  • The Vagal Anti-Inflammatory Reflex: The Neural Blocker 

10am-11am  |  Dr. Olding

  • Incidence  and Treatment of Thoracic Disc Herniation

11:00am-11:30am  |  Dr. Hazen, Cheri Hazen

  • Interdisciplinary, functional medicine care of spine pain

11:30am-Noon  |  Colleagues and Dr. Cox

  • Clinical Case Presentations of Spinal Stenosis

Saturday Afternoon | Cervical Spine

1pm-1:30pm  |  Dr. Cox

  • NIH Cervical Research
  • Overview: combined degeneration of the spinal cord overview

1:30pm-2:15pm  |  Dr. Ajay Gupta

  • Neurology And Non-Surgical Care Of Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • A neurologist will discuss the etiology, diagnosis, and conservative and surgical referral for patients with csm.

2:30pm-3:45pm  |  Dr. Battaglia

  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease And Myelopathy: A Chiropractic Paradigm

4pm-5pm  |  Dr. Dozier

  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy from a Neurosurgeon’s Perspective

DINNER  |  Saturday Night  |  6pm

Join your colleagues at Ruth's Chris SteakHouse (short walk from the Hilton/Grand Wayne Center) for continued discussion of stenosis, support of the fundraising for chiropractic spinal research, and a celebration of Dr. Cox's 80th birthday.

$150 a person (guests may also accompany you at this price)




Make a birthday donation in Dr. Cox's name to the COX RESEARCH FUND at Keiser University! Read more about the birthday donation opportunity. Know you'll make him smile on his birthday!

Sunday Morning | Lumbar Spine (PSCP & Balance) & Extremities

8am-8:30am  |  Dr. Cox
  • Lumbar Spine Stenosis
  • HRSA Research on Cox® Technic Biomechanical and Clinical Effects

8:30am-9:15am  |  Dr. Kruse

  • Post-Surgical Continued Pain Clinical Study update (Keiser College of Chiropractic Medicine) and presentation of 69 cases study foundation
  • Teaching Protocols at Keiser and within the Keiser Spine Care Clinic
  • Progress of the Clinical Spinal Stenosis Study (IRB progress and invitation)
9:15am-10:00am  |  Dr. Olding
  • The current status of the balance study on Cox® F/D's effect on balance

10:00am-10:45am  |  Dr. Joachim

  • Exercise rehabilitation for back pain
10:45am-11:30am  |  Dr. Albano
  • treatment of extremities based on Cox® F/D principles and protocols
  • demonstration of treatment protocols: hip, knee, shoulder

11:30am-Noon  |  Dr. Cox

  • Demonstration of Cox® Technic and  practice with the pressure-measuring Cox®8 Force Table



A graduate of the National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Cox continued his education in diagnostic imaging attaining diplomate status with the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, authored textbooks and peer-reviewed articles regarding lumbar, cervical and thoracic spine conditions and their treatment, developed Cox® Technic flexion distraction and decompression procedures, and participated in NIH and HRSA funded research studies at Loyola School of Medicine, Hines VA Hospital, Palmer College of Chiropractic and National University of Health Sciences.

Luigi Albano DC 

A graduate of the Cleveland College of Chiropractic in Kansas City, MO, and the University of Windsor, Dr. Albano practices in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. In addition to his love of treating back and neck pain with Cox® Technic, he has explored and arranged research study of adapted Cox® Technic-theory based protocols for treating knee, hip and shoulder pain. He works with researchers at the University of Windsor.

Patrick Battaglia DC DACBR

A graduate of the Logan University and board-certified radiologist after a 3-year residency in diagnostic imaging, Dr. Battaglia is now a clinician for Logan’s Integrative Heath Centers and assistant professor of radiology at Logan College of Chiropractic. His 1-year fellowship in diagnostic imaging with emphasis on ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system has allowed him to produce very intriguing images of facet motion under flexion distraction. We look forward to his talk on this and more. Read more of his research.

James Dozier MD

A graduate of Emory University, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Neurosurgery residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Minnesota, Dr. Dozier specializes in neurosurgery with Parkview Physicians Group-Neurosciences.

Ajay Gupta MD

Dr. Gupta is a neurologist with Fort Wayne Neurological Center.He completed his residency in general Medicine at MP Shah Medical College and Irwin Group of Hospitals (Jamnagar, India) and neurology at Medical College of Ohio (Toledo, OH). His further specialty study was in electroencephalography/epilepsy and MS/Neuroimmunology.


A graduate of Brigham Young University in nursing, Cheri started her career as a registered nurse preparing patients for surgery. Life experiences led her to expand her care-giving abilities to include training as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Functional Nutrition Lifestyle Practitioner and Lifestyle Educator. A founder of the Temecula Center for Integrative Medicine, Cheri works alongside her chiropractor-husband, Dr. Lee Hazen, and other healthcare providers to benefit the lives of their patients for the better.

Lee Hazen DC 

A graduate of the Cleveland College of Chiropractic (California) and resident/co-director of the Cox Clinic (Fort Wayne) with Dr. Cox, Dr. Hazen now practices with Temecula Integrative Medicine (Temecula, CA) where he and fellow healthcare providers of various disciplines come together to help patients return to the quality of life they desire. 

George Joachim DC DABCR

Dr. Joachim graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in 1996. While a student, he was a student-team member of the first chiropractic biomechanics project at NUHS funded by HRSA regarding the effects of flexion-distraction on the spine. Since then, he has completed post-graduate studies with Cox® Technic, McKenzie Institute, and the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. In addition to being a Cox® Technic instructor, he maintains private practice in Fort Wayne, IN, where he also is an official chiropractic office for the Fort Wayne Komets Pro Hockey Team and the Fort Wayne Fury Pro Basketball Team.

Ralph Kruse DC IAMN

Dr. Ralph KruseDr. Ralph Kruse is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences, certified Cox® Technic physician, instructor for Cox® Technic, and assistant professor at Keiser University - College of Chiropractic Medicine in West Palm Beach, Florida as well as the attending clinician for the Keiser Spine Care Clinic. He is an orthopedics diplomate fellow with the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (IANM) formerly the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedics.

Kurt Olding DC IAMN

Dr. Olding is a graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, a Cox® Technic instructor, and an orthopedics diplomate fellow with the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (IANM). He practices in Minster, Ohio, and is currently working on developing a study on balance and the stenosis patient.


Attendees are invited to present 10 minute cases. Email Julie to save a presentation slot (and/or get some help putting the case together). 


VIDEO #1 - Dr. Cox shares overview of 2002 plan.


VIDEO #2: Dr. Kurt Olding shares how the 2019 conference impacted him and fellow attendees.


VIDEO #3: Dr. Kelly Brinkman reflects on the 2019 ISC Conference and invites colleagues to come to the 2020 ISC.


Email Julie or call (800)441-5571.