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Author: National Spine Health Foundation

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Hear the real stories of healing and recovery from individuals who have overcome neck and back pain and are able to get BACK to the people and activities they love.The views expressed in the Get Back To It podcast are solely those of the speakers. Podcast content is only intended for informational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.
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In our November episode of the 'Get Back To It' podcast, National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion, Ellen B., to discuss her multiple surgeries. Ellen knew she was interested in a specific artificial disc surgery, but ran into problems with insurance and regulations. She found hope when one surgeon was able to provide her with the treatment she felt she needed.Ellen's most recent spine surgeon was Dr. Todd Lanman of Beverly Hills Spine Surgery. Dr. Lanman is a member of the National Spine Health Foundation's Medical & Scientific Board and has been named a National Top Spine Specialist. Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
When Spinal Champion and 2020 Chair of our We've Got Your Back Gala, Jennifer Marron, was diagnosed with scoliosis, she was told she'd need to wear a back brace for 23 hours a day. Our CEO,  Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Jennifer to discuss how, at 14 years old,  Jennifer didn't let scoliosis stop her dreams of competing in team sports. Little did she know she'd end up competing on a U.S. national team! As a special bonus, Rita and Jennifer discuss all things gala. Be sure to tune in to the virtual gala on Friday, November 6 at 7pm EST. Discover more about this free patient education celebration here and click here to browse our silent auction items today!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
Did you know that September is Pain Awareness Month? Our CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sat down with Rebecca Gillett--one of our friends and collaborators over at the Arthritis Foundation. Rebecca lives with Rheumatoid Arthritis and is also a Spinal Champion. She's championed multiple surgeries in order to fight for the pain-free and active lifestyle she has. As they like to say over at the Arthritis Foundation, Rebecca likes to "Live Yes!" Rebecca also offers us practical advice for seeking multiple opinions when pursuing spinal treatment. Make sure to tune in today! We know you'll love hearing Rebecca's real story of healing and recovery.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
This episode is a serious one. Spinal Champion, Jane, experienced a heartbreaking third trimester loss of pregnancy that resulted in devastating effects on her physical as well as mental health. Knowing she wanted to be pregnant again, Jane sought non-surgical treatment through physical therapy for her back pain and ultimately found hope. Dr. Rita Roy sits down with Jane to discuss her real story and Jane's advice for women who have gone through similar events.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
Dr. Mary Wykle, a #spinalchampion herself, sits down with Dr. Rita Roy to discuss her personal story of healing and recovery and her involvement as an aquatic therapy and fitness instructor for the U.S. military and others. As one of the authors of the CDC's position paper on swimming during the pandemic, Dr. Wykle also shares her perspective on how to use swimming for exercise safely during COVID-19.Check out the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute as well as information on Dr. Wykle's induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame! Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
Dr. Mary Wykle, a #spinalchampion herself, sits down with Dr. Rita Roy to discuss her personal story of healing and recovery and her involvement as an aquatic therapy and fitness instructor for the U.S. military and others. As one of the authors of the CDC's position paper on swimming during the pandemic, Dr. Wykle also shares her perspective on how to use swimming for exercise safely during COVID-19.Check out the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute as well as information on Dr. Wykle's induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame! Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
At the National Spine Health Foundation, we believe that one of the best things you can do for your spine is to keep moving. What would you think if we told you that with proper technique and highly specialized professional supervision, weight lifting could not only reverse bone loss but lead to new bone growth? Dr. Rita Roy sits down with Dr. Belinda Beck to discuss her groundbreaking research with The Bone Clinic in Australia. She reveals the science behind her impressive research and program and discusses her  involvement with one of our partners here in the U.S., the American College of Sports Medicine. Tune it for two real stories of women who have had success at The Bone Clinic and much more!Click here for access Onero Online from The Bone Clinic as mentioned in this week's episode.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month and we had the opportunity to sit down with young woman who went from a youth scoliosis patient to a scoliosis advocate over the course of a few years. Spinal Champion, Sydnee, shares her story of navigating scoliosis during middle school, learning discipline through committing to her treatment, and using her passion for photography to make a positive impact on the world of scoliosis. Tune in now!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
Did you know that May is National Osteoporosis Month? In this episode, Dr. Rita Roy sits down with Dr. Avery Jackson of Michigan Neurological Institute, P.C. and his patient Jocelyn F.  to learn how Jocelyn was able to get back to her retirement. A highly successful neurosurgeon and ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Dr. Jackson also shares practical tips for preventing and treating osteoporosis. Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
In this episode of the Get Back To It podcast, Dr. Rita Roy sits down with spinal expert, Dr. Thomas Schuler, to discuss the negative impacts that poor training techniques can have on adolescent athletes. Dr. Schuler is Founder and CEO of Virginia Spine Institute in Reston, Virginia. He also serves as President of the Board for the National Spine Health Foundation. Tune in to hear his expert story and ways that you can help protect the spine health of the adolescent athletes in your life!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
In our second episode of the Get Back To It podast, Dr. Rita Roy sits down with retired NFL linebacker, Roger "Rocky" McIntosh, to discuss the fast-acting ways he sought treatment for his herniated disc that got him back into the game.Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
In the very first episode of the Get Back To It podcast, Spinal Champion Dan C. sits down with our CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, to discuss his journey from surgery to summit. Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy welcomes listeners to the Get Back To It Podcast. Be on the lookout for our first full episode releasing February 14, 2020!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy welcomes listeners to the Get Back To It Podcast. Be on the lookout for our first full episode releasing February 14, 2020!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy welcomes listeners to the Get Back To It Podcast. Be on the lookout for our first full episode coming January, 2020!Support the show (https://spinehealth.org/donate/)
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