June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine and it affects millions of people worldwide, posing unique challenges that require attention and support. This condition can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender, and can impact a person’s posture, mobility, and overall quality of life.

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Know Your Bones: A Guide to Lifelong Bone Health

54 million Americans suffer from low bone density or osteoporosis. Learn more about how bone health is a topic for everyone.

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Finding Answers for Back and Neck Pain

Find answers for your neck or back pain. We offer education, insights from world class experts, and a patient support community to offer you hope. Take back your life!

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Why Spine Health?

The spine is central to the entire body and cannot be replaced, leaving it as one of the most vital and under appreciated body parts we have. Today, over 100 million people in the US struggle with chronic spine and back pain. We can change that!

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100M

Americans Suffer Each Year

#1

Reason for Opioid Prescriptions Outside of Cancer

#1

Job-Related Disability in the U.S.

$250B

Annual cost to U.S. economy per year

Real Answers, Real Hope

Dependable, up-to-date resources that provide people with comprehensive options for their spine health.

Produce Award-Winning Research

Our award-winning research is focused on identifying the best treatment options for patients to overcome debilitating spinal conditions.

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Cultivate a Patient-Centered Community

Our Spinal Champions program brings together individuals who have achieved improved quality of life through treatment for their neck or back pain to share their own stories of hope.

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Provide Industry Leading Patient Education

Spine-Talks® brings you unparalleled access to world-class spine health experts, wherever you are.

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Empower Patient Decisions

We’ve created a resource for patients to explore their symptoms and find relevant information about different spinal conditions.

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Promote Useful Tips

Our Spinal Help Center offers Spinal Champion stories, spine health articles, videos on spine conditions and more!

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Share Stories of Healing and Recovery

Our “Get Back to It” Podcast showcases inspiring accounts from our Spinal Champions on the steps they took to heal.

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Our Partners

The National Spine Health Foundation has partnered with other healthcare societies that support policies and initiatives that offer much needed help to patients as they embark on their journey to spinal health.

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Spinal Champion Stories.

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Aaron Baker

Having always been very active and fit, it was a surprise to “throw my back out” at age 28. That incident started 12 years of every sort of conservative pain treatment I could find. This included pain medication, cortisone injections and nerve ablations.It wasn’t until a particularly miserable day in...

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Carrie Holl

  I am a clinical psychologist in Northern Virginia, and now a Spinal Champion who had a successful C5-C6 disk replacement! Beginning in November 2021, I suffered severe nerve pain every night when lying down which resulted in sleep deprivation. During the day I experienced numbness and radiating pain. I...

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Pat Schellhorn

I am a retired physical education teacher and now a spinal champion who had a successful fusion of my entire spine. I never knew I had scoliosis until I was 16. I was helping my father and lifted something heavy, and I experienced severe pain in my thoracic area, and...

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