Why the Spine?

A healthy spine keeps you moving so you can live life on your own terms.

How does neck and back pain affect you?

100 Million

100 million Americans, approximately 1/3rd of the U.S. population, suffer from chronic neck or back pain each year.

#1 Physical Pain

Back and neck pain is the #1 reason for physical pain and the most common non-cancer related reason opioids are prescribed in the U.S.

$250 Billion

$250 billion annual cost to U.S. economy with 264 million lost workdays per year.

4x More Likely

Those with this pain are 4 times more likely to become clinically depressed.

2nd Highest Reason

It causes the second highest number of doctor’s visits after the common cold.

#1 Job-Related Disability

Back and neck pain is the #1 job-related disability in the U.S.

Your spine supports everything you do.

When a serious spinal condition strikes, it feels like life as you know it has suddenly come to an end. Severe back and neck pain devastates patients and can have a cascading impact on their entire families. Conditions such as spinal arthritis, herniated or degenerative discs, and nerve compression can cause excruciating pain, leading to lost mobility, ability to work, and income, as well as significant trauma, isolation, clinical depression, and decreased quality of life. Spinal conditions are a nationwide crisis affecting millions of people. Chances are good that you or someone you love has needed treatment for a spinal condition.

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Philanthropic support is crucial to our mission – and your gift helps transform patients’ lives. As a patient-centered nonprofit organization, the work we do is fully powered by people of passion and purpose who share our belief that everyone deserves excellent spine health. We’ve built a powerful network of supporters and ambassadors nationwide, including spine health experts, industry leaders, and committed individual supporters. Every gift puts healing and hope in the hands of patients who need them most. We are stronger together – especially with you.

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