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.