60 episodes

Welcome to Get Back to Your Life, a podcast brought to you from the experts at the VSI (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!

Subscribe now so you won't miss the opportunity to Get Back to Your Life!

Get Back To Your Life‪™‬ VSI (Virginia Spine Institute)

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

Welcome to Get Back to Your Life, a podcast brought to you from the experts at the VSI (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!

Subscribe now so you won't miss the opportunity to Get Back to Your Life!

    Generations Apart: The Revolution of Modern Spine Surgery | Episode 59

    Generations Apart: The Revolution of Modern Spine Surgery | Episode 59

    Spine surgery today is a world away from what it used to be. Modern spine surgery bears almost no resemblance to the spine surgery your parents or grandparents had. From modern techniques to rapid recovery times, innovation has transformed the field. Join us as we explore these advancements through the personal stories of a father and daughter who had spine surgeries 20 years apart. Discover how these changes have impacted patients' lives and what the future holds. Tune in to hear their unique perspectives and learn more about the evolution of spine surgery. 

    Visit VSISpine.com for more information and to schedule a consultation.

    • 15 min
    Disc Replacement Debate: Is It Safer Overseas? | Episode 58

    Disc Replacement Debate: Is It Safer Overseas? | Episode 58

    Before you book that international flight, consider this: you might not need to venture far from home for disc replacement surgery.
    Medical tourism is a billion dollar business. Sometimes people travel overseas for surgery because it’s cheaper. When it comes to spine surgery - many U.S. patients choose to travel abroad - to Germany, in particular - where they’ve historically done more disc replacements than the U.S. 
    Is that necessary and how can you find a surgeon skilled in doing disc replacements closer to home? We’re sitting down with Chad Cooper, a patient who considered traveling to Europe for his spine surgery, and Dr. Ehsan Jazini, Disc Replacement Pioneer and Spine Surgeon at VSI. Together, they unravel the myth that top-tier disc replacements only exist abroad. Discover insider tips to navigate the options right here at home and avoid the risks of traveling internationally for treatment.
    Learn more about VSI at VSISpine.com

    • 17 min
    Navigating Spine Surgery Recovery | Episode 57

    Navigating Spine Surgery Recovery | Episode 57

    For some people, recovering from surgery is a fairly predictable journey. But for many, many others, the road to healing after surgery turns out to not be straight or easy.
    That can be disappointing, frustrating and even painful.
    What should you do if you find yourself taking two steps forward and one step back after a procedure?
    Spine surgery patient, Dori, and her spine surgeon - Dr. Colin Haines - have tips to get you off the recovery rollercoaster and back to living life the way you want. 
    Learn more about VSI at VSISpine.com

    • 9 min
    Surgery to Strength - A Weightlifter's Victory Over Back Pain I Episode 56

    Surgery to Strength - A Weightlifter's Victory Over Back Pain I Episode 56

    Interest in weightlifting and bodybuilding has skyrocketed in recent years. However, in a world where strength training has immense benefits, the fear of injury often looms large.
     
    Nearly a third of people who lift weights say they had an injury in the last 6 months; and many shy away from seeking treatment for spine issues, fearing they'll be sidelined forever.
     
    But one patient is here to dispel that myth. Join us in this episode as we delve into the journey of a former competitive weightlifter and CrossFit owner who refused to let spine surgery dictate his fate.
     
    From a debilitating back injury to undergoing disc replacement and spinal fusion surgery, he not only reclaimed his strength but returned to the gym with a newfound determination. Tune in as we explore the possibility of bouncing back to weightlifting after spine surgery.
     
    Learn more about VSI at VSISpine.com

    • 27 min
    Rethinking Knee Surgery: Insights and Regrets from a Doctor | Episode 55

    Rethinking Knee Surgery: Insights and Regrets from a Doctor | Episode 55

    Discover crucial insights and candid regrets from a seasoned doctor's perspective on knee surgery. 
    Long before becoming a doctor, Dr. Bharara was a patient himself, and his own experience undergoing two knee surgeries sparked a revelation – and some regrets. And he says, if he knew then what he knows now, he would never have chosen to have the knee surgeries. He openly admits that armed with his present knowledge, he would have opted out of the procedures altogether. 
    Join us for an enlightening dialogue with Dr. Bharara, a regionally-recognized Nonsurgical Sports Medicine Doctor and the Director of Regenerative Medicine at VSI. He shares eye-opening insights into modern alternatives to knee surgery. His expertise offers invaluable guidance for those seeking to reassess their pain solutions, favoring natural healing methods and alleviation over invasive procedures.
    Whether you're contemplating surgery yourself or simply curious about the evolving landscape of orthopedic care, this podcast promises to enlighten and provoke thought, offering a fresh perspective on a topic that affects millions worldwide.
    Learn more about VSI at VSISpine.com

    • 19 min
    A Victory Story: VSI's New Chapter | Episode 54

    A Victory Story: VSI's New Chapter | Episode 54

    What's in a name for medical practices? Turns out, there’s a lot.
    Their name, their brand, their tagline - and it all reflects the doctors, the treatment, and the approach that surgeons take in providing care. That means it's critically important for patients, too.
    In this episode we’re talking with Doctor Christopher Good, a spine surgeon and the CEO and President of VSI, about the what and the why behind revitalizing a major medical center like his VSI. It’s the ultimate Victory Story - launching a new chapter of VSI serving and supporting its incredible patients with the ultimate in spine solutions. 
    Learn more about VSI at SpineMD.com.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

KMDphysio ,

Get Back to Your Life

Very informative episode! It highlights a great team approach with the best non-operative care possible. Well worth a listen!

Eville Jesus ,

Jason

Great episode giving hope to those with back pain. Surgery isn’t a necessity to get back to life!

VSI FAN ,

BEST PODCAST EVER-Bertolotti’s

I learned so much about Bertolotti’s syndrome. I did not realize there were non-surgical options for it. Thank you Dr. Bharara for educating me and shoutout to Anna for hearing her get back to her life!

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