Here you will find all of our social media posts intended to provide you with simple ways to improve the way you care for your spine each day.
Your spine supports everything you do – from work and play to treasured time spent with those you love. A healthy spine is strong and flexible, moving with you through everyday activities and helping you keep up with the people and experiences that matter most to you.
Through patient education, award-winning research, and advocacy, we give patients the tools they need to make informed decisions about their spine health and navigate their own treatment journeys with confidence. We believe patients deserve real solutions, real answers, and real hope. We have convened an outstanding Medical and Scientific Board comprising the nation’s top spine surgeons, all recognized leaders in the field. Our inspiring Spinal Champions® – individuals who have overcome serious spinal conditions – lead by example and show other patients that there is hope. Join us.
Aside from taking more walking breaks or getting a standing desk, you can also eat to keep your structure strong.
Degenerative Disc Disease is a condition that often occurs with aging. It happens when the discs between spine vertebrae begin to deteriorate. This can begin to cause significant pain. The result can also be weakness and numbness flowing down the legs as the discs no longer cushion the vertebral bones above and below, which can […]
Nutrition for healthy bones is important knowledge. Ours bones play many roles in the body, from providing structure and support and protecting our organs to acting as a mineral storage for calcium and phosphorous. However, bone health is often overlooked until the diagnosis of osteoporosis or the occurrence of a fragility fracture later in life. […]
Prevention: Behavior and lifestyle factors that help prevent back and neck pain.
Choosing a Specialist: Identify the best spine specialists for you.
Conditions: Learn more about your spinal health condition.
Non-Surgical Treatment: Available alternatives to surgical treatment.
Surgical Treatment: Surgical options available to alleviate back and neck pain.
Our Spinal Champion program provides 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.
Spinal Champion: A person who has achieved an improved quality of life through treatment for neck or back pain.
The moment you step foot into one of our Center of Excellence, their team will work collaboratively to support you in achieving the goal of becoming a Spinal Champion. Join the We’ve Got Your Back campaign and celebrate with others by participating in one of our events!
Share Your Story: We love to hear from our Spinal Champions – your stories will inspire, teach, and provide hope for others. No story is too small; each journey to recovery is equally powerful and helps build awareness and hope. Celebrate your success while inspiring others and share your story!
The National Spine Health Foundation has created Spine-Talks to bring
world-class spine health expertise to you, wherever you are. Featuring
the nation’s top spine surgeons, physicians, and healthcare professionals,
Spine-Talks answer real patient questions, share information about exciting new advances
in spinal treatment, and provide actionable advice to help you make more informed choices
about your spine health
patients facing a debilitating back or neck condition can often feel lost,
alone, and overwhelmed – but the road to recovery doesn’t have to be a
lonely one. 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 and provide encouragement to other patients. Spinal Champions help others find strength, comfort, and peer-to-peer support in a community that understands.
Our “Get Back to It” Podcast showcases these inspiring individuals and the steps they took to heal. Do you have a Spinal Champion story of your own to share? We encourage you to be part of our growing community and support others by sharing your experience.
Our largest networking event of the year, the Gala celebrates the power of hope, gives a nod to the innovative future, and recognizes Spinal Champions®, a person who has achieved an improved quality of life through neck or back treatment. This special event also honors some of the most influential individuals within spinal health during the Spinal Champion® Award Ceremony and will conclude with a Dessert Reception, where patients, physicians, industry leaders, and members of the community have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas, producing an overwhelmingly positive and innovative energy.
From Ask the Expert interviews to review articles, our national network of Centers of Excellence contribute to The Spine Health Journal, a patient-centered, research-driven publication produced by the Foundation.
Each patient’s spine health experience is unique, and everyone deserves
honest answers and unbiased support to navigate the treatment choices
that are right for them. That’s why 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.
A monthly roundup of news, articles, videos, and special events from the National Spine Health Foundation.
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.
A monthly curated collection on #spinehacks™ and other tips and tricks on how to maintain a healthy spine.
reason for doctor visits for physical pain and most common non-cancer related opioid prescriptions in the U.S.
lost work days per year due to neck and back pain
Americans (1/3 of U.S. population), suffer from neck or back pain each year
more likely to become clinically depressed when suffering from debilitating neck or back pain
cause of job-related disability in the U.S.
doctor visits after the common cold
of working adults will experience lower back pain in their lifetime
annual cost to U.S. economy
"I’m now able to go to the pool for more than a couple of hours and hang out with my friends without worrying about my back brace. I want to help other people and help them get through their journey and their struggles.”
“I wanted to prove that the human body can persevere despite the odds.”
"Don't despair when you first get that diagnosis because I remember that feeling...you're going to be able to come out on the other side and do great things."
“I have all the old journals because they have so much good information on there. I’ve watched the growth that [NSHF] ha[s] done...and so I’m always promoting [NSHF].”
“Getting pregnant was always something I was afraid of with my back history, but everything I went through has helped me overcome any symptoms and allowed me to live a completely normal and pain-free life.”