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The SRI has developed a diverse research program that spans multiple complimentary discipline`s and provides research synergy. Our unique combination of Engineering and Medicine pushes us to break traditional boundaries and explore the complex biopsychosocial interactions that affect spine and other musculoskeletal disorder causal pathways.

The indirect costs associated with low back pain from missed work days and lost productivity is estimated to be $624.8 billion.

Spine Research Cutting Edge Technology
Cutting Edge Technology
Over 30+ years, the Spine Research Institute has strategically developed a suite of unique capabilities for addressing chronic spine and other musculoskeltal disorders including wearable sensor systems, custom software, computational models, 3D printi
Spinal Research Ergonomics Approach
SRI-Ergonomics, our ergonomics division, provides consulting, training, and applied research services for companies and industries that are struggling with low back and other musculoskeletal disorders.
pro disc model spine personalized medicine
Personalized Medicine
Every low back or neck pain patient is unique, and what works for one often does not work for the next. To solve this problem, our engineers work closely with our physicians to develop personalized tools for evaluating and monitoring an individual's condi
Metastatic Spine Cancer
Cancer Engineering
Our researchers are working closely with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (The James) to apply engineering principles to optimize outcomes for patients with metastatic spine cancer.

The SRI Research Cycle

SRI is unique in that its comprehensive research portfolio expands across both occupational and clinical environments. Data collected in both of these environments informs the research conducted in laboratory settings and via computer models. Research findings and developed tools are then disseminated back into the field to help those in need. 


SRI Research Cycle