Research

Research Initiatives

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

NSHF is dedicated to reducing the number of people suffering with neck and/or back pain and commits itself to return patients to their lives.  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 and/or back pain.

Research FAQs

SpineOnline

The Foundation has launched one of the most ambitious and innovative treatment outcome projects to date. SpineOnline is a nationwide, multi-centered technology project to prove the effectiveness of spinal treatment options. Through SpineOnline, NSHF intends to compile the definitive collection of provider and patient reported treatment outcomes. SpineOnline enables treatment options to be evaluated using both physician and patient reported 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.

Research Studies

The National Spine Health Foundation’s (NSHF) mission is to empower patients with 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. NSHF 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. Read about our recent studies here.

The Research Institute

In early 2019, The 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.

NSHF Journals

From Spinal Champions to Ask the Experts, 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!