Research

Research Initiatives

The National Spine Health Foundation’s (NSHF) mission is to 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 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.

We Celebrate World Spine Day 2020

Today is World Spine Day and we are celebrating the many innovations and advancements made in the world of... Read More

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

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!