Jed Finley is a special education teacher who works with children with autism and autism spectrum disorders. He is a support group leader for the St. Louis chapter of the Spondylitis Association of America and founder of the Facebook-based support group, “Living With Ankylosing Spondylitis, ” which boasts over 20,000 followers and continues to grow by a few hundred every week.
September 8th, 2020 | Season 2 | 47 mins 58 secs
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Millions of people suffer with chronic back pain and many of the causes can be arthritis related. The physical, social, and mental impacts can be devastating leading to increased depression and anxiety. On this episode, you will hear from two chronic back pain patient leaders, Rita Roy, MD, MS and Jed Finley, who share strategies to take control of pain and discuss how building a strong community of support can provide hope.
Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the guest blog written by Jed Finley and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast
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