How the Healthy Balance Program Helps

Approximately 400,000 of 4.9 million adults in Indiana experience chronic lower back pain.

Healthy Balance is an 8-week program that we support in order to help people with chronic lower back pain. The results of this program have been great so far. Back pain has been reduced, money typically spent on treatment and medication has been saved and both physical and mental construct scores of participants have improved.

Our experts Eric and Amy Banter are helping lead this successful program.


Here are some testimonials of our participants:

“This program reduced my back pain and reliance on pain pills.”

“Before I came here, I had difficulty walking for any distance at all. I was biding my time, knowing I needed to have back surgery. After this program, I can walk with no pain at all (except for my planter fasciitis, which is improving also), so I know I won’t need surgery. This has changed my life!”

“I sit up taller, my legs are more straight, and my pain has gone down 60%. The exercises are helping me to lose inches. I am more aware of what I eat.”

“I am highly pleased with the program.  I liked the fact that Eric showed me yoga exercises to help me gain strength and confidence for a pain free future.  The program could last longer and have periods of times when we can still interact with Eric and Amy as instructors.”

“The combination yoga and massage I felt was very beneficial. The yoga helped calm the nervous system and allowed me to stretch particular muscles. I was sad to see the program end. I have been feeling better and better and have been taking less pain meds and muscle relaxers. And with that in itself I believe a continuation Program or Benefit would be very beneficial. Thank you for your time!”



Johannes, Le, Zhou, Johnstoin, and Dworkin, 2012