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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. New episodes are released the first Wednesday of every month! Medical Disclaimer: 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.

Get Back To It 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. New episodes are released the first Wednesday of every month! Medical Disclaimer: 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.

    From Back Pain to Recovery: A Patient’s Quick Actions Lead to Successful Spinal Treatment

    From Back Pain to Recovery: A Patient’s Quick Actions Lead to Successful Spinal Treatment

    In this episode of the “Get Back To It” Podcast, Dr. Rita Roy speaks with Dr. Carrie Holl, a clinical psychologist who woke up one morning in excruciating pain. Carrie knew immediately that this pain was unusual and self-referred herself to a physical therapist. The evaluation with the physical therapist showed that she would need surgical support. Soon thereafter, she had a C five C6 disc replacement. Although it has only been three months since her spine surgery, Carrie is well on her way to a full recovery. Listen as Carrie discusses her experience and how she is now living pain-free.
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    Get Back To It Minis: Celebrating the Life and Spinal Journey of Tom Sheedy

    Get Back To It Minis: Celebrating the Life and Spinal Journey of Tom Sheedy

    National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, narrates the story of Tom Sheedy, a Spinal Champion who shared his 25 year patient journey with her. As a veteran of the U.S. military, Tom had always been very active, hiking and jogging for his personal enjoyment. It wasn’t until his late sixties that he began to experience back pain. Tom underwent two spinal surgeries and his can-do attitude helped him on the road to recovery. Shortly after sharing his spinal champion story with the National Spine Health Foundation, Tom passed away. While we are saddened by his passing, we are inspired by his story and know how much he wanted to share it with others. Take a stretch break and tune in to celebrate Tom’s life and his spinal journey.
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    When Doctor Turns Spine Patient, with Spinal Champion, Dr. Mike

    When Doctor Turns Spine Patient, with Spinal Champion, Dr. Mike

    NSHF CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion and Family Physician, Dr. Mike Perez, to discuss what prompted him to seek treatment for his lower back pain. As an active man who regularly did yoga and someone who was on the other end of treatment for patients with back pain, Dr. Perez was surprised when one day he wasn't able to get out of bed. Tune in to hear how Dr. Perez got back to the people and activities he loves!



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    • 25 min
    Hope Through Aging with Scoliosis, with Spinal Champion, Nancy Finch

    Hope Through Aging with Scoliosis, with Spinal Champion, Nancy Finch

    NSHF CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Spinal Champion, Nancy Finch. Nancy is an 83 year-old former reporter, lobbyist, and public relations practitioner from Richmond, Virginia who experienced painful scoliosis that inhibited her ability to stand, walk, and even eat normally for years. Luckily, she found a treatment that worked for her despite worries that she wasn't eligible for surgery due to her age. Tune in to hear how Nancy experienced healing and recovery from her scoliosis!
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    • 24 min
    Managing Your Expectations as a Patient, with Spinal Champion Vivian Manning-Schaffel

    Managing Your Expectations as a Patient, with Spinal Champion Vivian Manning-Schaffel

    In the first ‘Get Back To It’ podcast episode of 2022, our CEO, Dr. Rita Roy, sits down with Vivian Manning-Schaffel–a successful freelance writer and journalist. Aside from her writing career, Vivian is a mother, wife, and a Spinal Champion. Vivian’s story speaks to the challenges of having multiple spine surgeries and managing her own patient expectations of recovery. Tune in to hear Vivian’s real story of healing!
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    • 36 min
    Get Back To It Minis: Nancy's Story of Arthritis

    Get Back To It Minis: Nancy's Story of Arthritis

    National Spine Health Foundation CEO, Dr. Rita Roy,  narrates the story of Nancy K., a Spinal Champion who experienced painful arthritis of the neck. A sixty-three year old woman who had been having significant problems, off and on, for fifteen years, Nancy's symptoms stemmed from a teenage car accident. Take a stretch break and tune in to hear how Nancy experienced healing and recovery.
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