Editor-in-Chief: Sam W. Wiesel, MD
Executive Editor
ISSN: 0894-7376
Online ISSN: 2161-5179
Frequency: 12 issues per year
A Research Challenge

What Aspects of Low Back Pain Should Every Single Trial Look At?

The lead article of the August 2015 issue reports on a multi-year international study conducted to update the key domains that should be included in the Core Outcome Set for all clinical trials studying non-specific low back pain.

See if you agree with a group of prominent international experts regarding the most important outcomes of low back pain. 

Current Issue Highlights





Coming Soon
  • Most Patients Seeking Surgery for Spinal Stenosis Don't Need Spinal Fusion---Even Those With Spondylolisthesis
  • Is Fusion Surgery Research Improving?
  • Back Pain, Powerful Medications, and Car Crashes: Increasingly Hazardous Equation
Spotlight Series: BMP-2

Visit the BMP-2 Spotlight collection for The Back Letter’s coverage of the research controversy over the safety of BMP-2 in fusion surgery and the subsequent collaboration of the YODA project with the manufacturer, Medtronic, to conduct a historic systematic review of the totality of the evidence on this bone grafting drug.

The Spine Blog
Edited and moderated by Adam Pearson, MD, The Spine Blog is a forum for discussion about high impact studies published in Spine.

Latest Entry: 8/29/2015 Do epidural steroid injections affect subsequent surgical outcomes in spinal stenosis?