Jim has been running marathons non-stop for over 10 years, but his reason for running isn’t what you’d expect. He is one of the founders of Team in Training, a program he created after his son was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, in 2001. The purpose of Team in Training is to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation by training individuals to run in a variety of marathons and fitness competitions all over the world.
A Holistic Approach to Spinal Healing
Experience the compassion and care delivered by Dr. Chetan Patel and his team at The Spine Health Institute through the patient testimonials listed below. If you’d like to tell of your experiences with us, please share your story.
We’ve all heard the phrase, “leave a lasting impression,” but we tend to forget that a lasting impression isn’t always a positive one. This was the case for Ellen, who was experiencing severe back pain after receiving a spinal fusion in 2005. The staff at her doctor’s office wouldn’t listen to her when she told them how much pain she was feeling during recovery.
After living with back pain for almost 30 years, Tracy decided it was time to seek help from a specialist. She found Dr. Chetan Patel at the Spine Health Institute, and together they came up with a treatment plan that decreased Tracy’s pain and helped her get back to a healthy lifestyle.
MaryAnn’s friend referred her to Dr. Chetan Patel after watching her spend the last two years in tremendous pain. Thanks to a collaborative effort from the Spine Health Institute team, MaryAnn was back on her feet in no time at all.
Elaine suffered from back pain for 20 years before she saw Dr. Chetan Patel at the Spine Health Institute. With the help of the Spine Health team, Elaine was back up and moving in just one month.
Passion, dedication and great technique are all noticeable qualities of an avid golf enthusiast – and Gary was no exception. He spent hours on the greens, perfecting his game and letting off some steam. But when his back pain became so severe that it kept him from being able to swing, bend and walk, he knew he had to get help from a specialist.
Welcoming a new addition to the family should be a joyous occasion filled with love, happiness, excitement -- and of course, a certain degree of stress. But when you suffer from chronic back pain, this happy chapter in your life can be somewhat more complicated. Your constant discomfort may force you to reduce the time you spend with family, and even keep you from being able to carry out certain everyday tasks, which is a distressing situation for a new parent.
Sitting, standing and walking are three of the most common movements humans perform every day. But what if these necessary actions were impossible to undertake without tremendous pain? This was the dilemma Martha faced for a number of years. The constant ache in her lower back bothered her so much that she could no longer go the gym or sit down to read a book.
As a paratrooper in the military, Ray was accustomed to pushing his body to the limit. He spent years parachuting from airplanes and landing on his feet on rough terrain, both in training and in real battle zones. But after retiring from the military, he developed severe back pain due to the constant compression his back endured from years of hard landings. He saw numerous doctors about his pain, and the result was always the same – more prescriptions for muscle relaxers and pain killers.
After living with aches and pains for 15 years due to arthritis and ruptured discs, Betty Sutton knew something needed to change when she was unable to enjoy walking around Dillard’s, her favorite store at the Altamonte Mall. Her everyday back pain was interfering with her life to an unacceptable degree. With the aim of taking control of her health, she began searching for a spine specialist who might be able to help.