The National Spine Health Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Americans about the treatment and prevention of neck and back disorders.  We prove what works, drive innovation, and support patients on their journey to spinal health.

Mission

The National Spine Health Foundation improves spinal health care through education, research, and patient advocacy

Purpose

To improve lives through knowledge and hope

Vision

The National Spine Health Foundation is the beacon of knowledge for people in their journey to eliminate neck and back suffering and to improve their quality of life

RECENT UPDATES

The Spine Health Journal: Winter Edition 2019-2020

The 2019 Winter edition of the Spine Health Journal is available! The new version of our... Read More

8 Ways to Love Your Spine

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Spine Surgery: 3 New Innovations

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OUR PROGRAMS

Spine-Talks™ is the premier educational platform designed to improve lives thorugh knowledge and hope. Join our community and hear from local and national experts discussing current spinal health topics you need to know!

From “tech-neck”, backpack strain, and sports injuries, today’s youth are at risk more than ever to experience back and neck issues. This program furthers NSHF’s mission by building awareness of spinal health. Youth will educate others about factors that compromise spinal health, promote STEM activities, and develop basic fundraising opportunities.

Join the nation’s largest 5K event to celebrate healthy spines and benefit those suffering with neck and back pain. The We’ve Got Your Back Race for Spinal Health consists of a timed 5K race, a 1 mile family-friendly fun run/walk, and Wellness Fair. All are welcome to join! Save the Date: The 13th Annual We’ve Got Your Back event will be held on May 17, 2020!

The gala is a celebration of NSHF’s 17 years of improving spinal health care through research, education, patient advocacy, and community, a nod to the innovative future, and a celebration of hope. Each year 99 million Americans suffer from debilitating neck or back pain and it is with your support that we can provide individuals with hope and the necessary tools to make informed decisions about their spinal health.

The Patient Journey Project is a unique patient education and advocacy initiative that aspires to prevent injuries, help patients achieve improved spinal health, strengthen provider-patient relationships, and reduce the uncertainty and anxiety experienced by those suffering from spinal injuries and disorders.

Our Spinal Champion program provides much needed relief from the emotional and physical challenges that spinal patients face. We are pioneering patient support initiatives that bring together spinal patients, allowing them to share their experiences, offer support, and find strength and comfort in others who are battling similar challenges.

The Spine Health Journal is an educational resource for providers and patients – from awareness and diagnosis to treatment, and recovery, we cover issues on everything spine.

The Get Back To It Podcast features real stories of healing and recovery from Spinal Champions.

We know the journey to spinal health is not one that can be made alone. We’re here to help you get back to it!

2

of the most common medical complaints in the United States are neck and back pain.

290m

million people will miss work due to neck and/or back pain compared to 181 million who will miss work due to the flu.

90%

of the population will be directly affected by debilitating spinal pain at some point in their lifetime.

The # 1

cause of pain in the United States is neck and back pain.

9 in 10

Americans will experience neck or low back pain this year.

400k

medical admissions occur per year for neck or low back pain.

99.3m

adults in the U.S. suffer from neck or low back pain each year.

$100b+

America spends $100 Billion+ in neck and back pain-related indirect costs (lost wages, productivity, and family impacts) each year.

Spine-Talks™ is the premier educational platform designed to improve lives through knowledge and hope. Join our community and hear from local and national experts discussing current spinal health topics you need to know!

Through our goals of driving innovation and proving that treatments work, we aim to provide hope and increase access to care for those suffering from neck or back pain.

UPCOMING EVENTS

NSHF to Travel to ISASS
February 26, 2020 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

The National Spine Health Foundation will be traveling to the International Society for Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) 2020...

2020 We’ve Got Your Back Race
May 17, 2020 12:00 am - 11:59 pm 11800 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Reston, VA 20191 United States

A special thank you to all of the corporate partners, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and spinal champions for making this...