The National Spine Health Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to proving what works, driving innovation, and supporting patients on their journey to spinal health. Working to improve spinal health through research, education, patient advocacy, and community, the National Spine Health Foundation is empowering patients with knowledge and hope so that they can return to the people and activities they love.

OUR PROGRAMS

Spine-Talks™ is the premier educational platform designed to empower patients with 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.

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 empower patients with 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

We’ve Got Your Back Gala
November 01, 2019 07:00 pm - 10:00 pm 1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA 22102 United States

Letter from the Co-Chairs The gala is a celebration of NSHF’s 17 years of improving spinal health care through...

5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN RUN
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...

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