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9 for Spine   9 for Spine
NASS encourages its members, the media, health care professionals, government agencies and others to use the free “9 for Spine” video series on their web sites and social media channels to educate the public about the simple ways to keep their backs healthy. These videos are part of NASS' 9 for Spine public education campaign.

Back Pack Safety   Back Pack Safety
It’s back to school shopping season! Before you buy your kids’ backpacks, check out these tips on what to look for to protect their growing spines.

Coverage Recommendations   A Major Step Forward in Advocating for Appropriate Spinal Care Coverage
Are you looking for some in-depth reference material and/or guidance to identify appropriate spinal care coverage? Do you spend hours searching for answers on why your claim was denied? Do you wonder where to look for available supporting literature? If so, we have answers for you! Read more.

Patient Q&A
Question: I have been diagnosed with disc protrusion. My physician recommended surgery to relieve the pain. The surgeon mentioned they make a hole in the lamina to remove the protrusion. Does the lamina heal post-surgery or does the hole remain? Read answer.

New Animations!
View animations on spine conditions and treatments here.

Spine in the News

The clinical information provided on this website is developed and reviewed by the physician members and spine specialists of the North American Spine Society, a nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to spine education, research and advocacy. This information is not a substitute for care from a physician. For medical advice about your particular situation, please consult your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, please use our spine care provider search, located on the right hand side of this page.


KnowYourBack.org BLOG

The Value of Back Care
Spine doctors discuss benefits of spine treatments including noninvasive and surgical options. Patients are featured describing how spine care improved their lives.