Patient first and always

World Spine Care is a global charity with a vision to create a world in which everyone has access to the highest quality spine care possible.

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Founded by world renowned spine experts

World Spine Care was founded in 2008 by Scott Haldeman MD, PhD, DC, to fill the profound gap in the evidence-based treatment of musculoskeletal and especially spinal conditions found in underserviced areas around the world.

Addressing the backbone of poverty

Every year spinal conditions and back pain result in the loss of billions of dollars worldwide through health care costs, diminished individual income and loss of productivity. When a family member cannot work or provide support due to back, neck or other musculoskeletal disability, the result may be a catastrophic chain of events for a family struggling to eke out an existence.

The Global Impact of Spinal Conditions

Low back pain and neck pain affect 1 billion people worldwide. Populations in under-serviced areas of the world, especially rural populations, often have no access to conventional healthcare resources to care for spinal conditions.

Multidisciplinary spine care

See how World Spine Care relies on experts in various fields - including yoga - to reduce the burden of spine pain.