Research

Research Initiatives

The National Spine Health Foundation’s (NSHF) mission is 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 and improved quality of life.

Spine Surgery Was Always an Essential Healthcare Service

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COVID-19 Resources & Guidance for Those Working From Home

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Research FAQs

SpineOnline®

SpineOnline® is a nationwide, multi-centered technology project to prove the effectiveness of spinal treatment options. Through SpineOnline®, we have compiled the definitive collection of provider and patient reported treatment outcomes. This unique approach will allow us to uniformly collect information about spine treatments and their applications and prove which treatments are the most effective and result in the best possible patient outcomes. Learn more here.

The Research Institute

National Spine Health Foundation established its Research Institute in order to foster a collaborative research environment for students to gain experience and knowledge of the clinical spine health landscape.  Our aim is to encourage the development of healthcare-focused students and drive collaboration in spine health research.  Learn how to get involved here.

Research Studies

Our mission is to improve spinal health care through education, research, and patient advocacy! 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 aim to prove that more efficient and less invasive alternatives to traditional treatments exist, often resulting in faster recovery times and improved quality of life. Read about our recent studies here.

The Spine Health Journal

From Ask the Expert interviews to review articles, our national network of Centers of Excellence contribute to our Journal, a patient-centered, research-driven publication produced by the Foundation. Subscribe to the Journal or apply to be a contributor today!

A Word On COVID-19 From Our CEO, Dr. Rita Roy

Whether you're teleworking, staying home with your kids, or working the front lines, we appreciate you and we've got your back.
Dr. Roy's Message