Who we are

The Better Way Back is a nationwide network of spine patients who are learning and sharing together along their journeys back to health. We provide a safe space for compassionate discussion on all things spine, because we believe that a prepared, educated and supported patient has a greater chance of a successful recovery.


Whether you are considering spine surgery, or you’re recovered and willing to share your story—we’d like to hear from you.

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Recovery from something as significant as spine surgery doesn’t just happen—it’s achieved.

The Better Way Back champions the journey back to healthy by fostering a spine community exclusively for patients, by patients. We connect patients with others who have experienced similar challenges and recovered from spine surgery. Our recovered patients, called patient ambassadors, volunteer their time to share the modern, evolving story of life after back surgery.

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Sponsored by NuVasive

NuVasive is a leading spine technology company aspiring to change a patient’s life every minute. NuVasive created The Better Way Back in 2010 with one simple mission in mind: to help demystify back pain.

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