Recognized for the first time by Inc. Magazine, Veritas Health looks forward to continued growth.

DEERFIELD, IL. August 20, 2013 - Veritas Health, parent company of and has announced its ranking on the Inc. 500|5000 2013 list of fastest growing companies in America.

Veritas Health ranked #3743 on the list, placing it among elite companies in America. The company grew by 78% between 2009 and 2012, and it continues to grow its business on and, with other health websites in the pipeline.

Veritas Health is in good company, sharing a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Oracle, and dozens of other notable alumni.

In the late 90s, co-founder, Stephanie Burke, partnered with her brother, Dr. Peter Ullrich to combine their medical and business backgrounds to launch - a website designed to give patients straight - forward, truthful, and helpful information about their spine conditions. From there the company took off because of its unique ability to meet the demands of savvy patients researching their back pain on the web.

Sylvia Marten, President of Veritas Health, attributes Veritas Health’s success to:

  • The quality of the content and helpful patient community at
  • The large and rapidly growing ranks of back and neck pain sufferers, due to the increasingly aging population and lifestyle choices that can cause spine issues
  • The rise of the empowered patient, as more and more patients and caregivers seek to better understand their spine symptoms and treatment options

Marten comments, "We have worked hard to build a strong reputation as a respected source for back and neck pain information since 1999. Using a unique approach to patient education, Spine-health has set itself apart by developing content that is original, written and peer-reviewed by medical professionals, and has garnered numerous awards for health content excellence. The website's articles, videos, and other resources offer high quality, in-depth, and unbiased coverage of the gamut of spine patient concerns - trusted by more patients and physicians than any other website for spine content."

In addition to our peer-reviewed content, we have a very active and supportive patient community. Tens of thousands of registered members and thousands more guest users visit and participate in our patient forums, asking questions about their spine issues and sharing insights that might help others. The issues they raise help us understand what's important to spine patients, where we can help navigate them to appropriate content and even where we may have content gaps that need to be filled. The passion in our forums to understand, to make good decisions about spine care, and to help others is truly incredible."

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