“Your web site is a life saver for my back.
Much better than any book or any YouTube video series.”
– Mike Barnhouse (2019)
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Thank you for creating BackForever. The program is by far and away one of the best investments I’ve ever made – in terms of time and money…. My daily pain has decreased, and I now have some pain-free times. I sleep better at night. I’m back to walking 3 miles with my friends…. Best of all, I am able to protect my spine while I lift my camera and a long lens to take pictures – photography is my passion….. Thank you. I am grateful for the tools to help myself. After so many failed efforts and so much money spent on doctors and physical therapists and personal trainers, I’m happy to have my health in my own hands.-Donna M. Hopkins -
My career as a senior Army Special Forces officer (Green Beret) was ended too early by spine
If I had known Dr. Jeremy James, DC, CSCS, and his back forever program, my career would have been saved, and I would have avoided years of back pain. But I didn’t and so decades of parachuting, carrying heavy mission loads in rough terrain, high risk training and special operations changed my life
I was going through medical retirement on the morning of 9/11. When I heard the news, I called the Army’s three star special operations commander and asked him to
That he did and I was involved and doing my job until increased pain made it impossible for me to continue, even in war. I was then medevaced from Afghanistan in early 2002 and despite the military’s best rehabilitation efforts,
I was then literally in pain from from my spine damage every waking minute. I searched for and found the best physical therapists, spine doctors, yoga therapists and so on. You name it,
But it was only when I found Dr. Jeremy James and his great team at Backforever that
My first sign of what kind of practitioner I was dealing with came when I called, told him who I was and my problems, and asked what if he took my insurance. His immediate reply was the based on my career and how I was injured, he would treat
That he, and his great team, did! They took care of me for weeks and have followed up
Thanks to him and his Backforever program, I was out of pain for the first time in 20 years. Backforever is a tremendously effective rehabilitation program and Jeremy is the best at what he does. As I said, he and his work would have saved my career, and a lot of life-limiting pain
Dr. James is also an extraordinarily empathetic and personally connected professional. He has made his tremendously effective back rehabilitation program available by video free for all active duty and military and veterans. His videos take you from step one on in a clear and very easy to follow manner. He is such a careful and detailed instructor that following his program over the internet is as effective as being with him in person. I have done both –
Give it a try – I believe it will change your life!
I am a 74-year-old male with osteopenia and stenosis of c-1 to c-5 (diagnosed by the Veterans Administration). My weight is 195 and my height is 6’ 4’’ and have always worked out and done some cardio (went to state in track in high school two years). Between 43 years as a banker, poor posture starting in high school and reading 3-4 hours a day beginning when I retired five years ago —- my neck become stiff and even stiffer 4 years ago. The VA tried physical therapy and eventually sent me to the West Texas Rebab Center (a very well-respected rehab center) for help. They eventually told me that I would always have a stiff neck. I have never been one to take no as a dead end and I found you on the internet. I was a loyal follower of “Younger Next Year” and at one point almost attended the retreat in Aspen. I found your program and after reading all the orientation data — decided to work on the BackForever program due to the logic of the program and your connection with Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge.
I am elated to report that after working on your program for ten weeks that my neck flexibility has improved dramatically and intend to keep up the pace and look forward to starting on GolfForever, as I now can move my neck to see the line to putt.
I am forever in your debt and appreciate your work with neck and back issues.-Charles (Tom) Boecking - Your Loyal Follower
When I started BackForever, I was in bad shape. Could barely play pool let alone golf.
BackForever for me started doing exercises that strengthen the core muscles around the spine and protect it. I’ll be doing the exercises for the rest of my life.
I’m just getting started in GolfForever and it’s even better.
I played golf last week for the first time in six months.-Bruce Dreffer -
My experience with Backforever has been a very good one. I am 61 and my husband and I care for three of our grandchildren while their parents work. The youngest is a 25 pound eight-month-old little boy! Needless to say, I have been worried about my back while caring for these children. Backforever has given me the tools I need to take care of my back while caring for these children. I have learned how to move and lift properly, and how to strengthen my back so as not to do damage to my back. My back pain is quite a bit less now than it was before I did the program. I am very grateful for all I have learned. Many thanks.-Claire Ott -
I got in touch with Jeremy last spring and started on his exercise routine then. I like it because it starts out slowly and builds up. I never felt like I could be reinjured on his program. I have done his exercises every day for the last six months and I have seen quite an improvement. If I don’t do them, I feel worse. I have been diagnosed with spondylolisthesis which is two vertebrae not lining up causing nerve and muscle pain. The medical cure is a spinal fusion, which looks like a very dire surgery and I have so far opted out. Jeremy knows backs and I trust him. He has developed a very credible program.-Dianne G. Light -
Following back surgery in the fall of 2014 and physical therapy to recover I was introduced to Jeremy through a friend. [It] could have been one of the most significant introductions of my life. His series of foundational exercises have helped me rebuild from the inside out and are still a part of my daily routine three years later. Incorporating his ideas into my workout has made my core so much stronger than [it] ever was and it allows me to participate in so many of the activities we live for here in Colorado. I love to ski, hike, mountain bike, and even coach youth football. The coolest part is I get do these things with my two kids (ages 9 and 11) thanks to Jeremy.-Bubba Eggleston* - Aspen, CO, CNE, Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty
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 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* - NY, Co-Founder and CEO of Medicus Systems Corporation Mediflex Systems Corporation, Former Chairman of the Board of Knowledge Data Systems and Lifemark Corporation
Whether you are an athlete who wants to optimize your potential, an individual who has goals to improve their overall health and fitness, or someone with acute and chronic issues that no one else has been able to address, you should consider Dr. James’s program. In my mid 30s I felt invincible and was a top athlete in my age group, with a tremendous body. Due to a car accident that had crossed my path, acute and chronic issues started affecting my strength, agility, and ability to perform the athletic activities I enjoy at optimum levels. For over a decade I had been seeking, but regrettably not receiving, the appropriate treatment to diminish the cause of my chronic pain and issues. I had gone to numerous respected, well-known clinics across the country and with frustration – no one was able to resolve my acute and chronic pain and range of motion issues in my back, neck, hip, and pelvis. My symptoms for temporary relief were always addressed, but regrettably, the cause creating the symptoms had not been resolved, so the pain would always reappear.
Working with Dr. James has truly been a life changing experience for me. Today, I feel better than I have in over a decade, and the chronic headache, range of motion, and other infuriating issues I was constantly dealing with are not impacting me on a daily / regular basis.-Dawn Gershinzon* - Michigan
In 2010, I was very fortunate to meet Jeremy James in his position of Director/Therapist at Aspen Back and Body. After many attempts to overcome chronic low back and pelvic pain, I made the trip to Aspen and was rewarded with a definitive plan to recapture my quality of life.
Jeremy’s plans for my transformation began with the initial telephone evaluation. Many of his credos have become my daily constitution.
Jeremy and this experience provided me with the mindset to return home and continue evolving and growing into the stronger and healthier woman I am today. Thank you so much, Jeremy James. Nothing in life is worthwhile without your health! My husband and I wish you and yours the best of everything.-Gloria Lions* - Biloxi, Mississippi
I have had back pain for over 20 years that was becoming progressively worse each year. When I went skiing, all I could do is think about how my back was hurting. My back became so unhealthy that at one point I could not sit or lift more than 20 pounds. I was in Aspen when a patient of Jeremy’s told me I should go see Jeremy at to the Aspen Back and Body Institute. After having Jeremy work with me, l no longer worry about back pain. A few days ago, my wife asked me to carry 85-pound bags of fertilizer. I did it with no problem. When I am in Aspen, I always go see Jeremy at The Aspen Club Back Institute.-Howard Jenkins* - Tampa, Florida, Former CEO and Current Chairman of Executive Committee, Publix
I have had serious neck stenosis issues for years and to put it simply: Jeremy James’s BackForever protocol has fixed me. A combination of neck and back strengthening exercises, patiently rolled out over time, has made
Three years ago I had back pain so bad I could not tie my own shoes. After a few months of discipline and adherence to the BackForever program the problem was completely solved. To put it simply, BackForever gave me my
I was very limited in the exercises and activities I could do. Jeremy took the time to explain the anatomy and mechanisms causing my back pain. He showed me how to control muscles that support the back that I did not even know existed! In only four days I was free of lower back pain and able to do exercises and movements that I had not been able to do in 10 years.-Lesley Friedman* - NY, NY
I started working with Jeremy in March of 2015 after struggling with often debilitating back and neck pain due to disc problems, stenosis, and multiple surgeries with varying degrees of success. The chronic pain had really started to erode my quality of life, interfer[e] with sleeping and [my] enjoy[ment of] my usual sports and other activities. Not knowing how severe my pain would be on any given day started to take an emotional toll as well, as I felt that my activities were limited by my pain level and I was fearful of doing things. Jeremy was excellent at addressing the various joint and muscular problems that were preventing me from fully healing; however, it was truly his attention to ALL the contributing factors related to my pain that was unusual and extraordinary. Jeremy was the first person to address my spine problems holistically, taking into account emotional, nutritional and postural factors. I came to realize that my unconscious reaction to stress would cause increased muscular tension that would really flare up my back and neck pain. As I became aware of this cycle, Jeremy helped me to break this stress response through breathing exercises and increased body awareness. Coupled with an easy-to-follow program of daily maintenance exercises, the results have been remarkable. After working with Jeremy for months, first to assess my musculoskeletal issues taking all factors into account, then working to gradually strengthen core muscles and other vital supportive muscles, I finally reached a place of stability and control. Jeremy taught me a fairly simple routine to maintain the progress I had made. Despite the significant anatomic problems in my spine, as long as I am disciplined and do my exercises faithfully 5-6 days a week, I am able to live my life to the fullest. I now feel like I have the tools and the confidence to understand what is happening if I begin to have a flare up and what I need to do to quickly reduce or eliminate the pain. The best part is that I can now sleep pain-free and getting enough rest is a huge factor in my well-being.
Thank you, Jeremy James!-Anne Hall* - Aspen, CO
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 I found Jeremy, I was recovering from a herniated disc in my lower back and in quite a bit of pain. Through our work together and the expertise and exercises he has provided, I now have a daily maintenance program for my lower back that has kept me pain free and has me keeping an active lifestyle. I couldn’t recommend Jeremy any higher for anyone who is dealing with low back issues. Complete, comprehensive care second to none.-Frank Newman* - Kansas City, MO
Most of my friends close to my age have problems with their backs. Jeremy was one of the few chiropractors, trainers, or physical therapists who first analyzed the source of my problem and prescribed exercises that focused on minimizing the pain I was dealing with daily. I have always felt and believed that Jeremy’s attention to my issues were personal to me, and effective in order to help me live my life normally.-Arthur Bellis* - New York, NY
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 suffered for years with intense low back pain. I saw chiropractors, a massage therapist, doctors and acupuncturists but never experienced any lasting relief. Jeremy James’s BackForever program taught me how to move and exercise to permanently end the pain. Now I am able to live my life free of the stress and fear of
*The above testimonials are from clients of Jeremy James, D.C. and their experiences about being treated by him in person at The Aspen Club Back Institute. Each testimonial is from a real client who received personalized, in-person treatment and advice from Dr. James. The results that these clients experienced apply only to those individual clients. No one was paid for providing a testimonial. All results were self-reported by the clients and are subjective, so they cannot be confirmed.
The clients listed above did not participate in the BackForever program. Participants in the BackForever program will not receive personalized care and advice like the clients listed above. However, all of the exercises and educational tutorials completed by those individuals are included in the BackForever program.
BackForever does not and cannot guarantee that BackForever participants will experience the results that are the same or substantially similar to results experienced by these clients. These clients should not be considered typical or atypical results for the BackForever program, as these clients did not participate in the BackForever program.
The Aspen Club Back Institute is not associated or affiliated with, nor does the Aspen Club Back Institute endorse, the BackForever website or BackForever program.