Spine-health.com staff has selected these websites for their quality health information. Our goal is to guide patients to the best information on the web so they can make the most informed decisions possible.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Spondylitis.org
The Spondylitis Association of America is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of people living with ankylosing spondylitis. The site also includes a message board and access to publications and news. www.spondylitis.org

Arthritis

American College of Rheumatology
The ACR is a professional organization dedicated to curing arthritis and related disorders. The site includes a geographic member directory, condition fact sheets, and links to economic aid programs, clinical trials, and publications. www.rheumatology.org

American Federation for Aging Research
The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has supported the science of healthier aging for thirty years.This site features a list of their programs and other educational resources, including their Infoaging Guide to Osteoarthritis.

Arthritis Foundation
This web site has patient information on arthritis and a drug guide that gives general information on arthritis-related drugs. www.arthritis.org

Chronic Pain

American Academy of Pain Management
A nonprofit, multidisciplinary, physician-based pain society, the Academy provides credentialing to practitioners in the area of pain management. The patient resources on the site include a doctor directory and patient bill of rights information. www.aapainmanage.org

American Pain Society
This society consists of member scientists, practicing clinicians, policy analysts, and others aiming to advance pain-related research, education, treatment and professional practice. The site has a pain treatment center finder. www.americanpainsociety.org

The National Pain Foundation
This site provides education and support resources for people in pain, their families, and health care providers. It has information about different types of pain conditions and also has an online community. www.painfoundation.org

Pain.com
A web site supported by the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation with consumer information on pain, including articles, ask a doctor, book store and message board. www.pain.com

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Fibromyalgia

National Fibromyalgia Association
Formed with the goal of improving the lives of those affected by fibromyalgia. Includes patient education and a newsletter. www.fmaware.org

Neuropathic pain —The Neuropathy Association
An organization designed to support and educate individuals with chronic pain from peripheral neuropathy. www.neuropathy.org/

Health Problems

Shared-Care.com
A free guidebook to help patients learn about alternative medicines/natural cures for a wide range of health problems, and a provider of practitioners, support groups and services for such conditions. www.shared-care.com

Sleep disorders

National Sleep Foundation
This organization’s goal is to improve the quality of life for those affected by sleep problems and disorders. The site includes patient education and community resources. www.sleepfoundation.org

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis Research Society
The site provides information on scoliosis and treatment, a glossary of scoliosis-related medical terms and a doctor finder, listing members by state without contact information. www.srs.org

Spinal Cord Injury

American Spinal Injury Association
Spinal cord injury prevention program directory, by state. www.asia-spinalinjury.org

Other Sites of Interest

eOrthopod
Offers excellent, informative illustrative images about various health conditions as well as useful videos.www.eorthopod.com

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