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The Spinecare Team

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Public Health Professional

The public health professional is trained to promote and protect the health of individuals and to help improve the support offered by communities. Public health professionals are also trained in the prevention and tracking of disease. They work to help ensure safe conditions in public settings. The overall goal of public health and public health professionals is to improve the health of individuals and the public as a whole. Public health professionals work in a variety of settings including private, clinical, and public facilities.

Low back pain is a worldwide health problem and one of the primary causes of physical disability. Spine disorders including low back pain represent a public health issue. Public health professionals may work closely with spinecare professionals of various disciplines to develop preventive spinecare approaches and programs. Public health professional training often involves a graduate degree, such as a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) or a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH). Public health professionals can play an important role in spinecare programs.

For more information about public health and public health professionals. please refer to the website of the American Public Health Association at

To locate and learn about public health professionals who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.

Educational Partners

To learn more about your spine. spinehealth, and available spinecare go to the International Spine Assocition (ISA) at The primary mission of the ISA is to improve spinehealth and spinecare through education. The ISA is committed to disseminating need-to-know information throught the World Wide Web in numerous languages covering many topics related to the spine, including information about spine disorders, spine heath, advances in technology and available spinecare

All health information posted on the site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written or reviewed and appoved by the American Acedemy of Spine Physicians and/or International Spine Association physicians or health professionals unless otherwise specified.

The information provided on this site is designed to support. not replace,
the relationship that exists between patient/site visitor and his/her physician.