Finding your passion is a life-changing experience, and dance is without a doubt Carmen’s calling. Though she likes to do a little bit of everything, Latin dance is hands-down her favorite to perform. Maybe it’s the sound of the music, the steps she’s been practicing for years, or just the positive energy she gets from everyone in the room – Carmen is always at her happiest when she’s moving to the beat.
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.
Non-Surgical Treatment Testimonials
Sheri had her fair share of medical procedures to try and relieve her chronic arm pain, including two previous rotator cuff surgeries. But when the numbness and burning in her arm continued to affect her daily life, she knew that she had to look elsewhere for a solution. She came to the Spine Health Institute for an appointment with Dr. Brian Jager, a pain management specialist – and that was the beginning of her path toward greater health.
Sitting for long periods of time day in and day out is not only bad for your heart and circulatory system – it can also do a painful number on your spine.Improper posture and consistently sitting in the same position causes the muscles around your spine to stiffen and pull, resulting in weak, sore muscles and pinched nerves.
Occasional back pain is a normal part of aging, especially if you’re physically active. But knowing when to see a doctor for your aching back is vital for your wellbeing (we’ve even made a video about it).
Like many of our patients, Robert lived with his back pain for years before he sought help from a specialist. Unfortunately, what started out as moderate discomfort got progressively worse – so much worse that it began to put his life in danger.
It seems like everyone needs help sleeping – we can’t turn on the TV or read a magazine without seeing the latest pillow, mattress or temperature-controlled blanket that is “guaranteed” to help you get a good night’s rest. This is because sleep plays a vital role in helping your body regenerate, heal and relieve stress, especially if you have chronic pain.
Five years is a long time to carry around a seat cushion – but that’s just what Sumin used to have to do if she wanted to sit down anywhere for more than a few minutes. She was living with back and leg pain that made standing or sitting for even brief periods almost excruciating. And bending over to pick something up? Forget it.
Christy is always just a phone call away when fellow Florida Hospital employees need her – or rather, her computer expertise. As a management information systems analyst, Christy spends her time making sure computer services are up-to-date and working properly so employees can efficiently care for patients and complete their daily tasks. But when Christy developed severe back and leg pain, it was time for Florida Hospital employees to be there for her in her time of need.
There are approximately three million registered nurses in the United States, and their role is a vital one when it comes to your health care. They are a first line of defense in the prevention of avoidable illnesses, and they provide skilled and compassionate care for patients at every stage of the healing process. Susan is no stranger to the rewards and challenges of this worthy profession – in fact, she’s been a nurse for over 30 years. She’s also been suffering from back pain since her 20s due to the physical demands of her job.
If you look up the word “adventure” in the dictionary, Donna’s picture could easily appear right alongside the definition you find. In fact, it seemed like nothing ever scared her – she was active and always willing to take a risk to do something fun.
“I jump out of planes, skydive and horseback ride,” Donna says. “I do it all!”
To put it another way, things that send many of us running in the other direction would often be exactly what she was running toward – that is, until running was no longer an option for her.
Determining the specific source of a patient’s back pain isn’t always easy, but it’s an essential step toward arriving at the most appropriate and effective treatment plan. As a physician who specializes in spine care, Dr. Chetan Patel has a wealth of experience in diagnosing and resolving complex spinal conditions that defy one-step solutions and for which patients may previously have sought treatment only to have their pain return over time.