The Society for Back Pain Research aims to promote the study of pain in the spine. The Society stimulates research into the causes, prevention and treatment of back pain by providing interdisciplinary meetings for those involved in such research to present, discuss and disseminate the results of their work.

We are a group of researchers and clinicians who are interested in research in all aspects of back pain.

More about us here.

The 2019 SBPR annual conference will be held at Cutlers Hall, Sheffield, UK on the 05th and 06th September 2019. Click here for more information. 

If you have any questions please contact Deb McStrafick.

Subject Access Requests:

These requests can be made through the Data Protection Officer of the Society for Back Pain Research, Deb McStrafick, ( The Society for Back Pain Research may reasonably deny a request if it is manifestly unfounded, excessive or repetitive, and we may charge a fee based on the administrative cost of providing the information. 

The Society for Back Pain Research was formed in 1971 to promote the study of all clinical and scientific aspects of spinal pain, including the neck, and to encourage research into its causes, treatment and prevention. 

SBPR NEWS Click here.

Calendar of events

To find our what events are on in the near future click here.

During our annual conference, we allocate various awards and bursaries. 

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Your contact details will be used for communicating with you about your membership of SBPR and related societies' news and activities via The United Kingdom Spine Societies Board (UKSSB) ( They will not be used for general marketing purposes or shared with additional third parties.

Download a copy of the Information Security Policy here

Our Data Protection officer is Deb McStrafick, SBPR Executive Assistant.

Should you wish to have your personal information removed from the Society you should contact Deb McStrafick.

It is more important to know what sort of person has the back pain, 
then what sort of back pain the person has.
-Adapted from Hippocrates

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