Spinal Champion Advocate Application

Spinal Champion Advocate Application

Use the form below to apply to become a Spinal Champion Advocate for the National Spine Health Foundation.

Spinal Champion® Story Form

  • Patients facing a debilitating back or neck condition can often feel lost, alone, and overwhelmed – but the road to recovery doesn’t have to be a lonely one. Our Spinal Champion program brings together individuals who have achieved improved quality of life through treatment for their neck or back pain to share their own stories of hope and provide encouragement to other patients. Spinal Champions help others find strength, comfort, and peer-to-peer support in a community that understands. We would like to share your story to help give hope to others. In your own words, please answer the following questions. Once your story is reviewed and accepted, we will send you a Spinal Champion lapel pin to the address that you provided.

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  • Please provide a 150-300 word bio that covers your journey back to spine health. Please include: A general timeline of events (month/year)

    • Diagnosis (if more than one, please list all)
    • When symptoms began and any precipitating events (e.g. an injury or accident)
    • When you sought treatment
    • The type(s) of treatment(s) you received
    • If you had surgery, what type of surgery and when was it
    • Description of the recovery process (including any physical therapy or additional treatments needed)
    • When you were able to resume your normal activities

    A little bit about yourself

    • Occupation
    • Age when symptoms began
    • Activities you continue to enjoy
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  • I, (First & Last Name)
  • hereby irrevocably authorize the National Spine Health Foundation, its agents and assigns the unrestricted right to produce and use in any format (including the use of any electronic or similar media) including without limitation my voice, my person, likeness and/or medical devices that are used by me internally or externally (all such media representations sometimes referred to as my “likeness”). On behalf of myself, my personal representative and assigns, I transfer, and release any and all claims of ownership of the media representations of my likeness so produced to the National Spine Health Foundation to be used by them and their assigns for their exclusive use without any further consideration, or my prior approval. All such representations of my likeness may appear in any publications of the National Spine Health Foundation (electronic or print), including without limitation, the National Spine Health Foundation website, brochures, advertisements, and/or publications. I understand that all or a portion of any such likenesses may involve the disclosure and use of individually identifiable health information or other medical records; accordingly, this release is to be applicable to all information governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email patientresources@spinehealth.org

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