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ABOUT JEREMY JAMES, DC, CSCS; AUTHOR

Dr. Jeremy James was pulled into the world of back pain care through his own experience with chronic, debilitating back pain as a young man. His passion for sports with high rates of injury such as skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking led to serious back pain early in life. His journey to healing himself culminated in the development of his unique 5-Step BackForever protocol that he has used to help hundreds of clients end their back and neck pain.

Jeremy was surrounded by passionate health care professionals throughout his whole childhood. His father and grandfather were both medical doctors, and his mom and aunt were nurses. He always knew he would end up in the healthcare world himself. After his own difficult experience struggling to navigate the murky world of back pain care, he knew the path he had to take. Back pain is so common, yet until now, so poorly treated. He ultimately fixed himself and used his experience as a springboard to develop a program that would work for the vast majority of back and neck pain sufferers.

Dr. James founded and was director of the Aspen Club Back Institute in Aspen, Colorado, a clinic specializing in care for chronic back pain sufferers who have failed to get results through other means. He counted Olympic athletes, professional athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, and everyday hardworking people as his success stories. Dr. James has now compiled and digitized his protocol into BackForever so that people everywhere can get the same world-class care, instruction, and education that his clients in his Aspen, Colorado clinic received.

Dr. James is the coauthor, with Chris Crowley, of the upcoming book “The Younger Next Year Back Book.” The original “Younger Next Year” books — written by Chris Crowley and the late New York internist and Columbia University Medical Center Professor, Henry S. Lodge MD —  have sold over two million copies in 23 languages. Their basic premise is that behavioral change (especially exercise) can put off 70% of aging until close to the end of life and completely eliminate 50% of major illnesses and accidents (like heart disease, diabetes, and most cancers). The new Back Book applies these ideas to back pain. The book is set to be released in spring 2018.

Dr. Jeremy James earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and his DC from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. He is also a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist through NSCA.

Dr. James operates a pro bono program for US military veterans with back pain. Veterans have access to BackForever for free.

Jeremy currently lives in Colorado, with his wife and young son. He still enjoys snowboarding and mountain biking, free of pain.

Jeremy Mounting BikingJeremy and MichelleJeremy Snowboarding

INTERESTING FACTS

CORE STABILIZATION PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE CHRONIC BACK PAIN BY 39% - 76.8%
– National Center for Biotechnology Information
A MUSCULAR STRENGTH PROGRAM SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED BACK PAIN BY 61.6%
– National Center for Biotechnology Information
54% OF AMERICANS THAT EXPERIENCE BACK PAIN SPEND THEIR DAY SITTING
– American Physical Therapy Association (2012)
60%-80% OF BACK PAIN SUFFERERS HAVE A RECURRENCE WITHIN TWO YEARS
– Chiodo, AE et al (2011)

I am a mother of four and love to exercise and stay active. Surprisingly, a lot of my exercises and activities were contributing to my recurring back problems. Jeremy quickly identified and cut the harmful exercises out of my routine and introduced safe alternatives. He also investigated things I would never have thought of which ended up being contributors to my back problem, including my mattress and the way I rode my bike in spin class. Now following Jeremy’s rules, I am almost always completely pain free. When I do have the occasional mild flare-up, I know how to end it myself thanks to the knowledge I got from Jeremy’s careful teaching. I am more active than I was 10 years ago.

-Juliette Ferrell, Aspen, CO

When one lives in pain it is difficult to not feel defeated by age. Not one to ever just give up, I began asking those I respect and admire what I should do, and the name that was repeatedly recommended to me was Jeremy James at the Back Institute. Within only eight weeks, the pain dissipated from his muscle release methods, his exercise training, and his homework assignments. I feel very fortunate to have had Jeremy help me to get back on my mountain bike and my skis again, and although I may need a tune up from time to time, I have a new license on life and am back to playing hard and enjoying life to its fullest.

-Jillian Livingston, Basalt, CO

I was referred to Jeremy by a close friend who had a great outcome with him. I have had neck and back issues for years that have prevented me from doing simple movements such as lifting anything overhead. Certain movements would cause excruciating neck pain that would last for days. I dreaded these episodes so much I avoided these movements at all costs. Chiropractors and physical therapists would always provide me with short term relief once I was in pain, but they never showed me how to stop these things on my own. Within a few sessions, Jeremy helped me regain enough strength in my back and upper body to allow me to lift overhead without these episodes. In addition, my low back feels better than it has in many years. If I follow Jeremy’s program, I feel great.

-Richard Jelinek*, Co-Founder and CEO of Medicus Systems Corporation Mediflex Systems Corporation, Former Chairman of the Board of Knowledge Data Systems and Lifemark Corporation