Research Program

 

NSF
The Spine Research Institute has established a comprehensive research program devoted to improving the way spine and other musculoskeletal disorders are understood, prevented, and treated.

SRI is an official site for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Disruptive Musculoskeletal Innovations (CDMI)

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The convergence of research, engineering, healthcare, and industry

Low back and neck pain are complicated problems that span across a variety of disciplines. At the SRI, we approach these disorders from a systems perspective to better understand underlying causal pathways and provide real-world solutions for those in need.

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The Problem

Causal Pathways
Causal pathways explain the complex system of biopsychosocial factors that eventually lead to a musculoskeletal disorder. Identifying these pathways is the foundation of our research.

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Capabilities

Capabilities
Over 30+ years, the Spine Research Institute has strategically developed a suite of unique capabilities for addressing chronic spine and other musculoskeltal disorders.

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Publications

Publications
All of our findings and recommendations are based on scientific methodology and engineering principles, many of which are documented in peer-reviewed journal publications.

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Low back pain results in 149 million lost work days and $100 billion in direct treatment costs every year in the U.S.

Leadership


Together, our multi-disciplinary faculty, staff, students, and collaborators combine their knowledge from various forms of engineering and medicine to make breakthrough discoveries and develop novel solutions to one of society's most challenging problems.

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Leadership
Who We Serve Spinal Research

Who We Serve

Our ultimate mission is to help the patients and workers who are suffering from or at risk for developing spine and other musculoskeletal disorders. We work closely with like-minded individuals in industry, government, and healthcare organizations to create systematic changes that benefit everyone.

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