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 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.

The Spine Health Journal: Winter Edition 2019-2020

The 2019 Winter edition of the Spine Health Journal is available! The new version of our Journal features articles from practitioners,... Read More

Launching Soon: ‘Get Back To It’ Podcast

We are excited to announce the launch of our new podcast “Get Back To It”, featuring real stories of... Read More

Laminectomy: What You Should Know

So you need a laminectomy? It’s a big word – can sound intimidating, Let’s break it down so you... 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!

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

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