Jeremy James, DC, CSCS spent a decade helping professional and Olympic athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, and men and women from all walks of life overcome pain and get back to the sports, activities and daily life they love.

When he was young. Dr. James was pulled into the world of chronic, debilitating back pain. His passion for high-injury sports such as skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking led to serious back pain. He dedicated his life to overcoming his own pain, and then to developing an effective program for others in pain. Now, decades after professional study and work as director and lead therapist at his clinic, Dr. James has created BACKFOREVER and made it available online so that anyone can get world-class instruction and education—the same superior, personalized care that clients in his Aspen, Colorado clinic received, all without the high cost and inconvenience of time and travel. Today, his BACKFOREVER protocol has helped thousands end their back and neck pain—forever.

Dr. James and his son Noah. Aspen, Colorado.

Dr. Jeremy James and The Younger Next Year Back Book


A comprehensive guide to ending back pain, The Younger Next Year Back Book can help deepen your understanding of the James Method and further your results. Part of the best-selling Younger Next Year series.

The Younger Next Year Back Book is a whole-body plan to conquering back pain forever. Readable. Motivational. Enjoyable. Eliminate your back pain by developing an effective lifelong exercise habit. Living with back pain is hard, conquering back pain is right in front of you.

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. Now, following the BACKFOREVER program, 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 Dr. James’s careful teaching. I am now 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 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 days on Dr. James’s BACKFOREVER program, it 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 the 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