Web 2.0 Charter

Welcome to Spineopedia!

The goal of this review discussion website is to be the most comprehensive online community devoted to the collection and dissemination of high quality, evidence based research findings, and unbiased study reviews related to spine care, while fostering transparent, open scholarly discussion amongst spine care professionals to improve treatment and outcomes. Spineopedia is a resource intended to enhance decision making by both spine providers and consumers.

To participate on this review discussion website, users should have a minimum age of 18 years old.

The review discussion rules apply to everything done in the review discussion section of the website.


Our review discussion website is moderated on a weekly basis.

The moderators and administrators are medical professionals, and are volunteers.

They use the following aliases: John H. Shim, and Jason S. Mazza.

Here is a complete list of their qualifications: https://www.spineopedia.com/editors/

The platform users are not regarded as health professionals. If otherwise, it must be stated. If a health professional gives medical information as a platform user, his status as a medical professional must be identified.

The moderators reserve the right to delete any messages deemed to be inappropriate without notifying the author. The moderators could ban a member of the review discussion website. In both instances, an explanation will be provided if user requests.


The information provided on Spineopedia is designed to support, not replace, the direct relationship between patients and health professionals.


We remind you that any message can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all. You do not have the possibility to erase or edit your own comments. See our complete Privacy Policy on this page: https://www.spineopedia.com/privacy-policy/.


The moderators and members should conduct themselves at all times with respect and honesty. By using our review discussion website, you agree to post information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and is of your personal experience. If the information you post is not personal experience, we request you to provide sources (references, links, etc..) whenever it is relevant and possible. You are not allowed to post advertisements, whether in the form of text links or banners, for example. All posts are automatically dated.


You can contact the moderators of this review discussion website via our contact form: https://www.spineopedia.com/contact/.

Date Last Modified

August 16, 2017