Become a Member

The North American Spine Society is committed to sustaining a multidisciplinary membership of health care providers who are dedicated to excellence in the field of spine care.

Membership Types & Eligibility

*The above prices represent full 2019 membership dues (from September 15, 2018 through March 31, 2019); dues are prorated on a quarterly basis.

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Additional Membership Types


Emeritus members are individuals who have been Active members for at least fifteen years and have retired from the practice of medicine.


Includes online and discounted print subscriptions to The Spine Journal and SpineLine.



Honorary membership is bestowed by the Board of Directors to recognized leaders in the field of spine care.


Includes online and print subscriptions to The Spine Journal and SpineLine.


Other Programs and Options

Change in Category

Non-MD/DO/PhD Members who wish to apply as an Active Member: View criteria and apply here.

All Other Category Changes: Please submit this form.


Become a Commercial Affiliate of NASS to receive subscriptions to The Spine Journal (TSJ), SpineLine, course discounts, access to SpineConnect and more. Learn more here.


Members who are actively deployed or have active duty orders as United States military personnel may be eligible for waived membership dues. To request a military discount, please contact the NASS Membership Department by sending an email or by calling 866-960-6277 or 630-230-3600.

Specialties Defined

Spine Physician:

An MD or DO who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders. Spine physicians provide expertise of the spine including the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. Spine physicians have extensive training in one or more medical disciplines and specialties, including physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, anesthesia, pain management and the internal medicine, to name a few. Many have received advanced training in the form of post-doctoral research or clinical fellowships. At least 50% of the practice of a spine physician is devoted to care of the spine.