Press Releases

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Press releases from North American Spine Society and The Spine Journal offer journalists timely information on clinical and research news, patient health tips and NASS events, statements and advocacy efforts.

Member News

NASS Launches Spine Registry

U.S. spine care providers have a brand new tool to measure and improve patient care: a diagnosis-based clinical data registry that tracks patient care and outcomes.  Launched by the North American Spine Society (NASS), this web-based platform will allow health care providers to collect and analyze their spine care data and compare it to the de-identified data in the entire registry. Because it is diagnosis-specific, not procedure-specific, the NASS Spine Registry will enhance understanding of spine care treatments, their outcomes, and examine the natural history of spine disorders.

Great Expectations Vs Greater Expectations

Eighty-six percent of lumbar spine surgery patients had greater expectations for their own improvement after lumbar surgery than their surgeons had, according to new research reported at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS).

Annual Meeting

NASS Announces 2016 Recognition Award Winners

During its 31st Annual Meeting, the North American Spine Society (NASS) announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Recognition Awards. NASS presents four annual awards to recognize unique and outstanding contributions to the field of spine care and research.

Member News

“Driver” Tops Spine Specialists’ List of Most Back-Breaking Jobs

“Driver” tops the list of careers that spine specialists consider most harmful to back health, according to a member survey from the North American Spine Society (NASS). Other careers on the “Top 10 Back-Breaking Jobs” list are construction worker, nursing, office worker, manual laborer, dentistry, warehouse worker, mechanic, factory worker, and mother.

Member News

Summer Road Trip? Spine Specialists Caution: Remember your POSTURE

Relatively low gas prices, high airfare and painfully long TSA lines are pushing more families than ever to head out on the highways this summer. But before the rubber meets the road, spine specialists caution travelers to check their "POSTURE," an easy-to-remember acronym for seven tips to keep back pain at a distance.

Member News

To Benefit U.S. Veterans, Spine Foundation Hosts February Weekend of Education, Fun & Fundraising

On February 5 and 6, U.S. veterans will get a much-needed boost from an educational, fun, and inspirational weekend designed to raise awareness and funding for research into spine disability. All proceeds raised from the events will be used to fund a ground-breaking research collaboration of the North American Spine Foundation, the RAND Corporation and the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations.