Welcome To Back To Healing
Your generous donation contributes towards creating life-changing scoliosis empowerment initiatives.
Meet our diverse leadership team of experts that help transform lives.
Read our inspiring Scoliwarrior stories from all walks of life.
As of 2023, Back to Healing (BTH) has reached more than 6.9 million people. By focusing on the artistic beauty and the unique physical impact spinal curvatures have on the human body, we aim to reach millions more. Through impactful projects, programs, campaigns and mission trips, we break through both physical and mental health stigmas encountered within our society. As research shows, the psychological effects of scoliosis is an invisible, yet ever present burden carried by individuals facing its challenges on a daily basis. Therefore, we at BTH truly believe in celebrating the remarkable stories of our Scoli Warriors to advance society’s and healthcare provider’s understanding of the emotional impact and need for empowerment, diversity and representation within the scoliosis community.
Founded in 2016 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, BTH’s mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals affected by scoliosis through mental health awareness, empowerment, education and advocacy.
Paige recalls feeling frightened upon hearing the doctor discuss metal rods to help straighten her spine. She thought her dreams of becoming a professional dancer had ended in that office. However, Paige’s parents sought other opinions and researched what options were available before proceeding with surgery.
Joe O’Brien Was A Junior In High School When He Was Diagnosed With Scoliosis; At The Time He Was 15 Years Old. Initially, He Felt Alone, Afraid, And As A Fraction Of Himself; Still, He Viewed His Entrance Into The Hospital As An Adventure.
Dennis Is 7 Years Old And Was Born On June 5, 2013. He Is A Sierra Leonean, Born And Raised In Freetown.
Health struggles have always been prevalent in Samantha’s life. She was diagnosed with Development Delay, Intellectual Delay, and Abnormality of the white matter of her brain at the age of two years old.
Our 'Healing of Minds and Spines' Mission Trips
Early screening, observation, and treatment are known to prevent spinal conditions such as scoliosis and kyphosis from progressing to severity. In many parts of Africa and throughout the Caribbean, both awareness and care are scarce for these conditions and as a result, the curvatures progress until they become extremely dangerous. High magnitudes of spinal curvatures not only result in significant cosmetic abnormality and impaired posture, but also compromises the lungs, heart, and spinal cord.
With an elite group of minority surgeons, medical volunteers, and psychologists who have a passion for helping communities in need, the ‘Healing of Minds and Spines’ program will consist of week-long informative mission trips. The goal of these trips is to combat global health disparities in Africa and throughout the Caribbean by providing access to quality healthcare, mental health resources, and training and education. Simultaneously, the program aims to increase representation of leading minority healthcare workers.
40% of individuals affected by scoliosis are more likely to have suicidal thoughts due to perceived self-image and appearance. Your generous donation to BTH contributes towards creating life-changing scoliosis empowerment initiatives.