About Us

The National Spine Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving spinal health care through education, research, and patient advocacy. We educate 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.

Purpose

We give hope.

Vision

The National Spine Health Foundation’s vision is to improve the lives of those with neck and back pain.

Recent News & Updates

National Spine Health Foundation Issues Distance Learning S.O.S. to Save Our Spines

For immediate release: September 8, 2020Contact: Ericka Andersen| eandersen@spinehealth.org | 703-766-5405 RESTON, VA: It’s back to school across the nation, but not in classrooms... Read More

Spine Health Foundation’s CEO Joins the FDA Patient Engagement Advisory Committee

Congratulations to Dr. Rita Roy, CEO of National Spine Health Foundation, who has accepted a position on the FDA Patient... Read More

Top Spine Experts Reveal How to Overcome Chronic Neck & Back Pain

Learn more at spine-talks.org. For immediate release: July 22, 2020 Contact: Sabrina Woodlief | swoodlief@spinehealth.org | 703-766-5405 On July... Read More

Learn more about recent advocacy activity here.

Working to educate Americans about the treatments and cures for neck and back pain, the National Spine Health Foundation is committed to proving what works, driving innovation, and improving lives through knowledge and hope. We support policies and initiatives that offer much needed support to patients as they embark on their journey to spinal health.

The Foundation’s Spine-Talks™ series is a unique patient education and advocacy initiative that brings together the nation’s leading providers with voices in the spine health industry in order to educate patients. The topics cover how to prevent injuries, how to achieve improved spinal health, and strengthens provider-patient relationships, thereby reducing the uncertainty and anxiety experienced by those suffering. The Foundation’s Your Patient Journey Program supplements the Spine-Talks programs with professionally curated information including awareness, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. We advocate for policy efforts that provide access to this critical spine health information for all patients. In addition, we advocate for funding research that leads to new treatment protocols, clinical studies that evaluate methods to get patients better faster, and minimally disruptive approaches to pain relief for individuals with spinal issues and injuries.

We know that the journey to spinal health is not one that can be made alone. We invite, patients, providers, policy makers, industry, and the health care community to access the educational resources of the National Spine Health Foundation website and share it with others who may benefit from its content.

We are a nonprofit 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.

We use our expertise to provide meaningful, accessible information to help patients achieve improved spinal health, strengthen provider-patient relationships, and reduce uncertainty and anxiety. Gain access to our free resources, including, #spinehacks, Spine-Talks™, our Get Back to it Podcast, and The Spine Health Journal.

We improve lives through knowledge and hope! We do this through data-driven research, focused on educating patients on treatments that work, reducing the need for invasive treatments, and improving surgical outcomes. We aims to prove that more efficient and less invasive alternatives to traditional treatments exist, often resulting in faster recovery times. Our vision is to improve the lives of those with neck and back pain. Learn more about our research initiatives here.