Resources for People With Back or Neck Pain

Many organizations provide educational resources for people with back or neck pain. In today’s world, it can be challenging to determine which websites provide reliable and trustworthy information about spinal disorders, conditions that cause pain, and treatment options. Listed below are some you may find helpful.
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
The AAOS provides musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and patients. Information for the public—read AAOS’ patient resources.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. Information for the public—read AANS’ patient resources.

American Cancer Society
The ACS funds and conducts research, shares expert information, and supports patients.

American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
The ACA is the largest professional chiropractic organization in the United States. Information for the public—read ACA’s patient resources.

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
The ACR is a professional membership organization committed to improving the care of patients with rheumatic disease. Information for the public—read ACR’s patient resources.

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
The AMTA promotes massage therapy to the public and health care community. Information for the public—read AMTA’s patient resources.

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
The APTA advances physical therapist practice, education, and research, and increases the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system. Information for the public—read APTA’s patient resources.

American Sleep Association (ASA)
The ASA helps improve public health by increasing awareness about the importance of sleep and the dangers of sleep disorders. Information for the public—read ASA’s patient resources.

American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)
The ASA promotes the highest standards of professional practice for acupuncture and East Asian Medicine in the United States.

American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
ASIA is a premier organization in the field of spinal cord injury care, education, and research. Information for the public—read ASIA’s patient resources.

American Tai Chi and Qi Gong Association (ATCQA)
The ATCQA promotes the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong (Chi Kung) in the United States for health, fitness, and wellness. Information for the public—read ATCQA’s patient resources.

Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation helps people with arthritis through providing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science, and community connections.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats.

EUROSPINE encourages the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the field of research, prevention, and treatment of spine diseases and related disorders. Information for the public—read EUROSPINE’s patient resources.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
The NCCIH is the U.S. federal government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)
The NOF is dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life, and reducing human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research. Information for the public—read NOF’s patient resources.

North American Spine Society (NASS)
The NASS is a global multidisciplinary medical society that uses education, research, and advocacy to foster the best spine care for patients. Information for the public—read NASS’ patient resources.

Practical Pain Management (PPM) provides patients suffering from chronic pain with in-depth resources, as well as personal stories they can relate to, to help guide them through current approaches and strategies for managing and relieving their pain. From communicating with doctors and caregivers, to understanding the current healthcare landscape, to coping with the emotional side of pain, PPM covers the whole patient experience. 

Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
The SRS is the premier international society aimed at fostering optimal care for all patients with spinal deformities. Information for the public—read the SRS’ patient resources.

Updated on: 09/17/19
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