Outstanding Paper Awards

NASS Outstanding Paper Awards 2021 Chad F Claus, DO

Chad F. Claus, DO, presents the 2021 Spine Journal Outstanding Paper, “The effect of ketorolac on posterior minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbod...

NASS Outstanding Paper Awards 2021

S. Rajasekaran, PhD, presents the 2021 Spine Journal Outstanding Paper, “Modic changes are associated with activation of intense inflammatory and host defens...

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The Spine Journal

Cover Image - The Spine Journal, Volume 22, Issue 12

The Spine Journal, the official journal of the North American Spine Society, is an international and multidisciplinary journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on research and treatment related to the spine and spine care, including basic science and clinical investigations. 

The Spine Journal is the #1 ranked spine journal in the Orthopaedics category and the Clinical Neurology category in the most recent Journal Citation Reports, published by Clarivate. The journal has an Impact Factor of 4.297 and a Citescore of 6.9. To learn more, please visit the Journal Metrics page.



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North American Spine Society Journal

As the open access publication of the North American Spine Society, NASSJ is a multidisciplinary, indexed, international journal welcoming peer-reviewed research, systematic and narrative reviews, case reports and commentaries related to spine surgery and spine care.



North American Spine Society

The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing quality spine care through education, research and advocacy. 

Join the society and network at the annual conference. Learn more at



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Join us at the Annual Spine conference 2022

This year's annual NASS meeting will take place October 12-15 at McCormick Place West in Chicago. Registration opens in May.

Experience the latest spine education, get hands-on with new surgical innovation labs, with technology during the Technical Exhibition, and interact with colleagues. Please visit: to learn more. 

Spine Summit 2022

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