Government Publications

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research
Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Follow menus or type “Back”, “Back pain” or “Low back pain”, into “Search AHRQ” box. Depending, substitute the term “Neck” for “Back”.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Federal Government’s principal vital and health statistics agency. Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
The federal institute responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses. (Part of the CDC and DHHS)
Back Belts – Do They Prevent Injury?

National Institutes of Health/NIH: One of eight health agencies of the Public Health Services which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is comprised of 25 separate Institutes and Centers.

United States National Library of Medicine
The world’s largest medical library. Includes a great variety of patient education resources. Part of the NIH and DHHS.

Rheumatological disorders