Spine-health.com is an award winning website dedicated to publishing trusted patient education written and reviewed by physicians. The website is ranked among the top 50 health websites in the world. Spine-health and World Spine Care are aligned in their goals of helping patients find pain relief and cope with debilitating back conditions.
An enormous need
Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading cause of long term disability worldwide.(1) Spinal disorders represent the vast majority of these conditions in the developing world. Patients suffer with enormous pain, often with only a naproxen to help ease their suffering. Due to the immense pain and dysfunction, many patients become entirely disabled.
World Spine Care’s response
In 2008 an international leader in the assessment and treatment of spinal disorders, Dr. Scott Haldeman, decided to help. Dr. Haldeman already actively supports worldwide access to quality patient education by serving on the board of Spine-health.com.
Dr. Haldeman garnered the initial support of foundations and corporations, and in 2010, World Spine Care was officially launched with the vision to bring effective spinal care to communities in need worldwide.
The non-profit organization consists of doctors, surgeons, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and others to fill the profound gap in the developing world between the need and the availability of care.
To support these life changing endeavors and to learn more about the program, please see the World Spine Care website: http://worldspinecare.com/.
(1) Wolf, Anthony D. and Fleger, Bruce Burden of Major Musculoskeletal Conditions Bulletin of World Health Organization 2003, 81(9)
Contact: Allison Walsh, Communications Manager, Veritas Health, 773-407-0018.
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