We work continuously to gather quality national data on spine health, publish our findings in nationally recognized peer-reviewed journals, and present at national and international conferences.
Join Us In Changing Lives!
Your support can transform a person’s life – and with every patient we help, we change the future of spine health together. As a nonprofit organization, philanthropy fuels our mission. We rely on supporters like you to help fund our educational, research, and advocacy efforts. Please consider a gift to support our mission to empower people with the knowledge and hope to take charge of their spine health.
Americans Suffer Each Year
Reason for Physical Pain in the U.S.
Job-Related Disability in the U.S.
Likely to Cause Clinical Depression
Why Spine Health?
A healthy spine keeps you moving so that you can live life on your own terms. When a serious spinal condition strikes, it feels like life as you know it has suddenly come to an end. The National Spine Health Foundation is the only patient-centered organization dedicated to helping patients overcome debilitating spinal conditions and take back their lives.
Real Answers, Real Hope
Dependable, up-to-date resources that provides people with comprehensive information about options for their spine health.
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.
Provide Industry Leading Patient Education
Spine-Talks® brings you unparalleled access to world-class spine health experts, wherever you are.
Empower Patient Decisions
We’ve created the Patient Journey, a set of resources to guide patients in spine health awareness and prevention as well as diagnosis, treatment, and recovery for conditions ranging from common to severe.
Promote Useful Tips
Our blog covers tips to keep you spine healthy in your day-to-day life, from traveling to back-to-school.
Watch videos from world-class experts on spine health.
Get Back To It Podcast
Listen to actual patients about their journeys to regain control of their life through spinal treatment.
A patient-centered, research driven and expert-reviewed publication produced by the foundation.
Spinal Champion Stories
I am a school administrator and former teacher, an athlete, a husband, and a Spinal Champion! My journey to spinal health involved being diagnosed with spondylolisthesis and fractured vertebrae. I was in the midst of training for a triathlon competition when I was forced to walk with a cane for several months and needed to be treated with a spinal fusion surgery.Read More
I am a straight-A high school student, daughter, distance runner, dancer, and a Spinal Champion! At the age of 10, I was diagnosed with scoliosis with a spine curvature of 11 degrees. I was being followed by a specialist, but within two years of diagnosis my curvature increased (more than 12 degrees in a six month timeframe!) leading to a curvature of 24 degrees.Read More
Mary Wykle, PHD
My fusion was initially successful, but later I needed a hardware removal due to a broken screw and even later due to disc degeneration I needed an additional spinal fusion. Many surgeries later, I am as active as ever and you can always find me in the water. I teach pre and post-rehab for the entire spine. To this day, I like to call myself a “challenge in progress.Read More
Join Us In Changing Lives.
Your support can transform a patient’s life – and with every patient we help, we change the future of spine health together. As a nonprofit organization, philanthropy fuels our mission. We rely on supporters like you to help fund our educational, research, and advocacy efforts. Please, consider a gift to support our mission to empower patients with the knowledge and hope to take charge of their spine health.