What We Do
The Spine Foundation is a non-profit organization established to end spine-related disability through research, education and advocacy.
Spine impairment is the #1 cause of suffering worldwide!
Spine-related disability outpaces diabetes, lung cancer, tuberculosis, preterm birth and malaria as the leading cause of suffering worldwide.
Surprisingly, the rate of spine-related symptoms has not changed, but the degree of associated disability has steadily increased over the past decade and continues to rise. This is due to the fact that spine-related disability is not just a medical issue; rather, it stems from a combination of occupational, psychological, social and medical factors.
By inspiring research that reveals innovative ways to prevent spine-related disability, through efforts to educate and build global awareness, and with a collective voice on policy issues, together, we will make a difference. We will favorably impact the lives, wealth and well being of everyone.