Forbes Names Best of The Web in Health


CHICAGO, IL., June 15, 2007 –, the leading health information website for consumers with chronic pain and back pain, was named to’s Best of The Web Directory. was named a Best of The Web Health site for its in-depth and fast growing health message boards. One of only 12 health forums named to Forbes’ list (, Spine-health’s chronic pain message boards ( were selected alongside general health sites WebMD and iVillage. selects sites for its Best of The Web Directory according to five criteria: content, design, speed, navigation and customization.

“We are thrilled that the contributions of our unique chronic pain community have caught the eye of a respected leading news organization like,” said Stephanie Burke,’s President and Co-Founder. “By putting their stamp of approval on our site, even more people with chronic pain, who often have serious related health issues like depression, anxiety, and insomnia, will become aware of the incredible outpouring of experiences, advice and support available in our active community.” ( is a respected health information resource with over 1,000 pages of original, peer reviewed patient education that serves over 7 million individuals with chronic pain each year. The site’s strict editorial standards and medical review process have made it a favorite of consumers, physicians, researchers and more, and the active community of patients on the site has made it the preferred destination for people dealing with chronic pain.

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About publishes original, peer-reviewed content addressing the health and lifestyle needs of individuals with chronic pain, including hundreds of in-depth articles about back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, pain management, medications, surgery, fitness and weight loss, depression, insomnia, and more. In addition to articles,’s Patient Community ( features message boards, chat rooms, a pain blog, and patient Q&A.


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