Our Mission

The purpose of The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, a non-profit organization founded in 1974, is to bring together those individuals throughout the world, who, by their contributions and activities both in the area of research and clinical study, have, or are indicating interest in the lumbar spine in health and in disease.

Its further purpose is to serve as a forum for the exchange of information of both an investigative and clinical nature which relates to low back pain and disability.

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Dr. William J. Kane 1933-2015

William-KaneWilliam J. Kane one of the founders of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine died peacefully on March 27, 2015 at age 82. His contributions to our field were numerous and important. We have lost a great mentor and friend.  Read more about Dr William J Kane (by Gunnar Andersson)



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