The Spine Intervention Society (SIS), formerly known as the International Spine Intervention Society, has spent the last 25 years developing and promoting the highest standards for the practice of interventional procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of spine pain. Our Society is driven by leading multi-specialty physicians who are dedicated to advancing awareness of the implementation of evidence-based spine interventions through practice, advocacy, research, and education. With over 2,600 members, the Society comprises physicians from multiple specialties: Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiology, Neurology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Neurosurgery.
All patients benefiting from safe and effective spine care.
Develop and promote high quality interventional spine care.
SIS is committed to the following values:
In November 1988, following a spine meeting in San Antonio, Texas a small group of physicians with similar interests and core values decided to form "a study group dedicated to the advancement of spinal injection procedures." They called themselves the Needle Jockey Club, founded by doctors, Aprill, Bogduk, Derby and Tibiletti. By 1991 the name had changed to the International Spinal Injection Society and the first Newsletter was published, connecting members and sharing valuable information. In 1992 the first hands-on cadaver workshop and annual scientific meeting were organized, both for the benefit of physicians in need of education and camaraderie. By 2000 the name would change once more to recognize the diversity of the field. The Statement of Purpose is the same now as it was when first drafted. "The International Spinal Injection Society is an association of physicians interested in the development, implementation and standardization of percutaneous techniques for the precision diagnosis of spinal pain. By constituting a forum for the exchange of ideas, by undertaking research, and by holding public lectures, the association seeks to consolidate developments in diagnostic needle procedures, to identify and resolve persisting controversies, to publicize developments, and to recommend guidelines of practice based on scientific data." We continue to uphold these values.