There is a lot of information about back pain and neck pain on the world wide web. Unfortunately, much of the information is more oriented towards marketing, and biased towards certain management options. In this section, we have collected websites that offer a more balanced approach to the information available about spinal problems.
Most of these sites have no commercial interests and have support by recognized spine organizations.
- KnowYourBack.org is produced by the North American Spine Society. On this site, you can download many different PDF Brochures on many spine related topics.
- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons produced a Spine and Neck information site that may be useful.
- The American Association of Neurological Surgeons has also produced a website dedicated to Conditions and Treatments. There is a section on Back and the Neck.
- Wikipedia has an excellent section on the Vertebral Column, and while it may have more detail than you want, it is an excellent summary of the anatomy of the spine.
Within our site, we do have a link to some animations about surgical procedures and conditions. These animations are from Understand.com.
If you really want to search for a particular topic, you can access PubMed.gov, and type in your query. It gives you the latest journal articles on that particular topic. To your left, under RELATED SITES, you can also click on Search for Publications.
Last modified: October 22, 2019