September 13, 2013 03:00 PM by Suzy Kerr
Carrie Ann Inaba has been a fixture as a judge on Dancing With the Stars since 2005, but it wasn’t until 2007, that the professional dancer and choreographer was diagnosed with arthritis. Now she wants your help finding a cure.
While sitting at the judges table on Dancing With the Stars, Carrie Ann Inaba says she “turned my neck to glance at a dancer and felt a sharp pain shoot down my spine that left me nearly immobile for the rest of the show.”
A strange feeling for sure for someone who spent years as a professional dancer and worked out up to five days per week. Inaba realized this kind of pain could not just be caused by her hectic schedule, dancing or working out. After consulting a physician, she was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a form of arthritis.
She says treatments have helped her pain, but arthritis is a chronic condition, meaning there is no cure….yet.
Carrie Ann Inaba would like your help in finding that cure. And you can do it by getting a massage!
On September 18, 2013, Massage Envy Spas are donating $10 from every 1-hour massage to the Arthritis Foundation to help find a cure for this disease. Massages — as well as acupuncture and a healthy diet — may alleviate certain symptoms associated with arthritis. So you can help yourself relax with a massage and raise money for a worthy cause — sounds like a win-win!
Carrie will be back at the judges table, long with Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, when season 17 of Dancing with the Stars premieres on Monday, September 16 at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT on ABC. This season the contestants includes Valerie Harper, Snooki, former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson and former The Voice co-host Christina Milian.
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