Established in 2002 and headquartered in Reston, VA, the Spinal Research Foundation is a patient focused  a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to improving spinal health through research, education, and patient advocacy.  We empower patients with knowledge and hope! We help patients get their lives back!


In our first decade alone, SRF has dedicated over 50,000 hours to research for the purpose of driving innovation and proving the effectiveness of surgical and non-surgical treatments.  We’ve built a national network of distinguished partners, consisting of the nation’s leading spine clinics and research practices.  Through our research, we are proving what works – opening the door for patients to receive the most effective treatments and achieve the best possible outcomes.


SRF brings together patient experiences, medical expertise, and research findings to offer much needed knowledge to patients as they embark on their spinal health journey.  We use our expertise to provide meaningful, accessible information to  help patients achieve improved spinal health, strengthen provider-patient relationships and reduce uncertainty and anxiety.


The journey to spinal health is not one that can be made alone. The Spinal Research Foundation brings together patients and the nation’s leading spine experts to drive unique patient support initiatives.  Our efforts empower patients to take an active role in their healthcare, help them become self-advocates, and provide cutting-edge research and information they can use to make informed decisions and communicate effectively with their healthcare team.