Welcome to Get Back to Your Life, a podcast brought to you from the experts at the Virginia Spine Institute.
What is it that you want to get BACK to doing? 80% of you will experience back pain at some point in your life... and it's costing Americans Billions! So what are YOU missing because of back pain? Golf, running, picking up your kids, lifting weights, playing tennis or just feeling like yourself? In this podcast, our doctors, surgeons experts and patients explore everything from exercise, fitness and nutrition to regenerative medicine, robotics, disc replacement and more!
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Getting Back To: Dad Duty
June is not only Men’s Health Month - but also the month when we honor dads and all they do so in this episode - we’re talking about the everyday parenting duties that can cause back and neck pain and what dads can do to proactively prevent it.
Our guest is Dr. Colin Haines, spine surgeon, and father of three - including seven-month-old baby Emerson - so he has the personal and professional experience to share on this topic.
Getting Back To: Sports After Disc Replacement
Following a back injury, lots of athletes are choosing disc replacement over spinal fusion - so much so that this story has been in the news several times recently with professional athletes.
It’s a topic that comes up often for athletes at all levels who want to preserve motion after spine surgery so they can get back to playing the sports they love. In this episode, we talk with spine surgeon Ehsan Jazini about why disc replacements are becoming more requested and popular with active athletes.
Getting Back To: Life Without Headaches
In this episode, we are looking at an issue that is common and debilitating – migraine headaches.
June is Migraine Headache and Awareness Month - drawing attention to the 35 million Americans who suffer from them. To break it down a little further – 43% of women and 18% of men will experience migraines at some point in their lives.
Research shows inflammation may play a major role in the onset of migraine headaches…so in this episode, we’re zeroing on that in a conversation with Dr. Clarence Li, Neurologist and Pain Specialist and Susan Brady - certified nutritionist and Doctor of Integrative Medicine.
Getting Back To: Warrior Mode With Competitive Sports
In this episode, we are talking about what’s possible after back surgery. We interview a wounded warrior who is back to the competitive athletics she loves following two back surgeries.
We hear her inspiring story and talk with her doctor - Spine Surgeon Christopher Good - about how she got back into Warrior mode so fast and how others can too.
Getting Back To: Good Health After COVID-19 With Lower Back Pain
In this episode, we are talking about COVID & lower back pain. It’s a fairly new symptom of the Omicron variant so we’re going to start with a look at what we know about how it's affecting people.
We talk with a patient who never had back problems in her life until she got Omicron. She details the debilitating pain she’s been dealing with for months following her COVID diagnosis.
Then, a conversation with Spine Surgeon Colin Haines about what treatments are helping patients with these challenging symptoms.
Welcome to Get Back To Your Life
Welcome to Get Back To Your Life - a new podcast from the spine experts at Virginia Spine Institute.
80% of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives and when we do - it’s not only painful - AND often expensive - it’s also disruptive and demoralizing because it keeps us from living our best life!
When you experience back and neck pain - it gets in the way of all those things you love to do.
So what are your options?
AND what do you do when you have SO much information?
Where do you turn for that second opinion?
This podcast is about educating you on your options and this episode lays out the many ways we plan to do that to help you Get Back To Your Life - and all that you love doing.