Links of Interest

The following links may be of interest to SpineUniverse visitors. Please note that SpineUniverse is not responsible for the content on these sites. Clicking on a link will open a separate tab with the destination website.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery. It serves as the spokes-organization for all practitioners of neurosurgery, in order to provide the highest quality of care to patients.

AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
The AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves fosters the use of spinal neurosurgical methods for the treatment of diseases of the spinal neural elements, the spine, and peripheral nerves. The mission of the AANS/CNS is to advance spinal neurosurgery and related sciences, to improve patient care, to support meaningful basic and clinical research, to provide leadership in undergraduate and graduate continuing education, and to promote administrative facilities necessary to achieve these goals.

Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
The goal of AAMISS is to work with leading medical societies and surgeons to create educational standards and training opportunities for physicians who are seeking to enhance their existing knowledge ,as well as those beginning to specialize in minimally invasive techniques.

Cleveland Clinic
The Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest health centers that offers advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. U.S. News and World Report has declared The Cleveland Clinic to be among America's top five "Best Hospitals."

Congress of Neurological Surgeons
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons promotes the advancement of neurosurgery through their commitment to excellence in education and dedication to research and scientific knowledge.

IDET Procedure
Many patients suffer discogenic lower back pain. This website explores the disorder and offers information about an alternative treatment.

International Spine Intervention Society
The International Spine Intervention Society is an association of physicians interested in the development, implementation, and standardization of percutaneous techniques for the precision diagnosis of spinal pain.

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
The mission of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is to advance the quality of musculoskeletal health care by promoting excellence in research, education, and nursing practice.

Scoliosis Association
The Scoliosis Association, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer, non-medical organization. Since 1974, we have been helping those with scoliosis by providing information, support groups, and information lines.

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
The mission of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is to foster optimal patient care with any disorder that may affect the shape, alignment, or function of the spine. The SRS accomplishes this through education, research, advocacy, and ethical practice.

UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center: Treatment of Spinal Disorders—Los Angeles, California
The UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center is dedicated to being the leading institute for the education and comprehensive treatment of patients with complex spinal disorders.

United Kingdom Spine Societies Board (UKSSB)

The United Kingdom Spine Societies Board (UKSSB) is an organisation composed of 3 national societies that are members of the UKSSB:

  • Society for Back Pain Research (SBPR)
  • British Scoliosis Society (BSS)
  • British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS)