To patients suffering from spinal conditions, we provide

Join our nationwide community of spine patients who are learning and sharing together along their journey’s back to health.

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There is a way back.

Recovery from something as significant as spine surgery doesn’t just happen—it’s achieved. The Better Way Back champions the journey back to health by fostering a spine community exclusively for patients, by patients. We connect patients with others who have experienced similar challenges and recovered from spine surgery. Our recovered patients, called patient ambassadors, volunteer their time to share the modern, evolving story of life after back surgery.

Whether you are considering spine surgery, or you’re recovered and willing to share your story—we’d like to hear from you.

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Your options

We offer information on common spinal conditions and treatment options to help empower patients to make educated decisions alongside their care team.

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Our community

We provide patients considering spine surgery a safe space to connect with and learn from patients who have previously undergone a spine procedure.

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Find care

One of the most important decisions for patients considering surgery is selecting the right doctor. Our surgeon locator can help.

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Patient stories

 

“If you stick with it and believe in yourself… you can get to where you need to be.”

 

Andy S.

Patient ambassador

Patient stories

“When my sciatic pain started, it was very humbling. I realized I wasn’t ten feet tall and bullet proof.”

 

Lee C.

Patient ambassador

Patient stories

 

“I’ve had remarkable results! All my pain went away… I’m dancing again!”

 

Martha H.

Patient ambassador

Patient stories

 

“When I woke up from surgery, I thought I’d made a big mistake. But the next day, it went away for the most part… Now I get to feel young again, to some extent.”

 

Henry O.

Patient ambassador

Patient stories

 

“I’m doing so well you can’t catch me at home anymore! I feel like I was reborn! I go carefully, but I go, go, go! I’m so glad I didn’t concede to ‘just getting old.”

 

Judy T.

Patient ambassador