Welcome to our community! My name is Armand Brevig and I am the Chief Back Wellness Officer here at BackMentorMe.
Like you, I am a human being with the full range of feelings and thoughts we all experience. Optimism, despair, joy, sadness, hope… you name it. I understand what you are going through as a back pain sufferer, because I have been there myself. So this is personal to me.
My big dream is to help reduce human suffering around the world. Suffering takes many forms. According to The Lancet, lower back pain was the most common reason for disability in most countries in 2013. The Lancet article can be downloaded for free.
The BackMentorMe approach started emerging around a few simple truths I saw during my own back pain recovery journey. As I spoke to more and more people, I uncovered more and more truths. I am committed to continue searching for more insights to share with you on BackMentorMe.
The purpose of BackMentorMe is not to “cure your back pain for you” or “prescribe treatment”. Instead we aim to act as an empowering catalyst helping you find your own solutions. A coach tells you what to do. The role of a Mentor, on the other hand, includes:
- Connecting you with the right people and information
- Holding you accountable
- Pointing towards possible options
- Helping you access your own insights and wisdom
Just like a business mentor does not build your business for you, BackMentorMe will not sort out your back for you. But, just like a business mentor, we WILL help you help yourself. That’s what BackMentorMe is all about…
If you want to know about my professional track record, have a look at my LinkedIn profile.
If you have already recovered from back pain or made significant progress, I encourage you to tell your story by filling in this 10-question survey.
With all my love.