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Journal of Spine

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About the Journal

Impact Factor: 1.9*

NLM ID:101580296

Spine is a series of vertebrae extending from the skull to the small of the back, separated by intervertebral disks and held together by muscles and tendons, that extends from the cranium to the coccyx or the end of the tail enclosing the spinal cord and providing support for the thorax and abdomen; the backbone.

Journal of Spine is a peer reviewed journal that includes a wide range of topics in this field including clinical, medical & bioengineering studies related to spinal cord and focussing on topics includes spinal disorders, spine surgery, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, biomechanics of spine, spinal tumor, disc degeneration, spinal injuries & fractures and creates a platform for the authors to make their contribution towards the journal and the editorial office promises a peer review process for the submitted manuscripts for the quality of publishing.

Journal of Spine is an Open Access, peer reviewed, academic journal that aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments as original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all areas of the field and provides online access to the researchers worldwide without any restrictions or subscriptions.

Journal of spine is a peer reviewed scientific journal known for rapid dissemination of high-quality research. This Spine Journal with high impact factor offers an open access platform to the authors in academia and industry to publish their novel research. It serves the International Scientific Community with its standard research publications in Spine research. The journal is using Editorial Tracking System for quality in review process. Editorial Tracking is an online manuscript submission, review and tracking systems. Review process is performed by the editorial board members of Journal of Spine or outside experts; at least two independent reviewers approval followed by editor approval is required for acceptance of any citable manuscript. Authors may submit manuscripts and track their progress through the system, hopefully to publication. Reviewers can download manuscripts and submit their opinions to the editor. Editors can manage the whole submission/review/revise/publish process

Submit manuscript at http://omicsgroup.info/editorialtracking/spine/SubmitManuscript.php or send as an e-mail attachment to the editorial Office at editor.spine@omicsgroup.org or editor.jsp@omicsonline.org


It is a surgical procedure to remove lamina. Lamina is the back part of vertebra that covers spinal canal. It is also called as decompression surgery. Laminectomy may also be done to remove bone spurs in spine. It can take a pressure of spinal nerves.


It refers to degenerative changes in the spine.it is incomplete development and formation of the connecting part of the vertebra. Spondylosis is used to describe degeneration in the neck (cervical), lower back (lumbar), and middle back (thoracic). It is also used to describe the manner of spinal degeneration.


Backache is a pain or ache in the back. It is more common between the age of 35 and 55. It may be sudden and sharp. It may be caused by fall or heavy lifting, driving or sitting in a hunched position, slouching in chairs and overstretching.

Kidney Infection Treatment

It is a type of urinary tract infection that generally begins in urethra or bladder and then it travels up into kidneys. There are different types of treatments for kidney infection. In that antibiotics are the first treatment for kidney infection and often require hospitalization.

Cervical Laminectomy

Cervical laminectomy is the procedure to remove a portion of bone from the spine in the neck to relieve pressure caused by cervical spinal stenosis. It can place pressure on the spinal cord. Due to that spinal cord can be insidious loss of coordination, loss of balance during walking, and even bowel and bladder incontinence.

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder. It is caused when the pirifimis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. This muscle is important in lower body movements. Piriformis syndrome is unable us to walk, shift our weight from one foot to another, and maintain balance. It is usually start with pain or tingling. The pain is due to piriformis muscle compressing the sciatic nerve.


Pseudoclaudication can be a symptom of lumbar spinal stenosis. It occurs when the spaces narrow between vertebrae in lower back. It is also called as neurogenic claudication. It is originates with a problem at nerve. Pseudoclaudication pain is usually relieved by sitting or lying down. Claudication is caused by peripheral artery disease.


Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve. It is usually affect only one side of lower body and then extended to back of thigh and down through the leg. It will be depends on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes.


Scoliosis is used to describe the abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. When a person with a normal spine is viewed from the front or back, the spine appears to be straight, when a person with scoliosis is viewed from the front or back, the spine appears to be curved. Types of scoliosis are infantile, juvenile, adolescent, congenital and neuromuscular scoliosis.

Sciatic nerve

It is a large nerve in humans and animals.it is the longest and widest single nerve in the human body.it is formed by the nerve roots. Pain associated with the sciatic nerve usually originates higher along the spinal cord when nerve roots become compressed from narrowing of the vertebral column or from slipped disk.

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common disorder; almost everyone has it at some point. It is starts below the ribcage.it are called as lumbar region. The symptoms of lower back pain are, pain develops after movements lifting, twisting, or forward-bending, difficulty moving that can be severe enough to prevent walking or standing.

Lower Back Injury

Lower back injuries include sprains and strains, herniated disk and fractured vertebrae. This can cause pain and limit your movement. It can be caused by improper posture, being overweight, or sitting in same position for long periods of time, falling, crouching repeatedly.

Lower Back Surgery

There are many types of back surgery technics, but they aren’t equally effective for everyone. Spinal fusion is the most common surgery for back pain. Benefits of back surgeries are increased activity, better physical fitness, and ability to go back to work.


Neck is the part of the body that distinguishes the head from the torso or trunk. The neck supports the weight of the head and protects the nerves that carry the sensory and motor information from the brain down to the rest of the body. It is highly flexible and allows the head to turn.

Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint. It can be caused by muscle strain or soft issue sprain and sudden force, but it can also be caused by bending over a desk for hours, sleeping in an uncomfortable position, twisting and turning the neck in jarring manner while exercising. There is often specific condition that requires treatment, such as cervical degenerative disc disease, cervical herniated disk, and cervical stenosis.

Spinal Canal

The spinal canal is space in vertebrae through which the spinal cord is passes. Spinal stenosis can occur in three locations of the spinal canal: in the middle of the canal, in the lateral recess, or in the neuroforamen. The spinal canal is filled with cerebrospinal fluid that bathes nerves. The canal originates at the base of the skull and ends at the sacrum.

Spinal Diseases

It refers to a condition impairing the backbone. It is also known as a dorsopathy. It is includes cervical spine diseases, which are diseases in the vertebrae of the neck. The symptoms are lower back pain that is generally made worse with sitting; back pain is intensified by bending, turning and twisting.

Ischial Spine

It is a thin pointed triangular eminence that project from the dorsal order of the ischium. It gives the attachment to the gemellus superior on its external surface and to the coccyges, levator ani, and pelvic fascia on its internal surface. The pudendal nerve passes dorsal to the ischial spine.

Spine Cancer

Spine cancer is an abnormal tissue growth associated with cancer. The symptoms of the spinal cancer are tumour type, size, location and extent, as well as age. When the tumour presses on the spinal cord, the symptoms begin with numbness or tilting in the arm or legs, difficulty walking, general loss of sensation, spinal deformities and pain or difficulty with standing.

Spine Tumour

It is a growth of cells in or surrounding the spinal card. It can occur inside the spinal cord (intramedullary), in the membrane covering the spinal cord, between the meninges and bones of the spine. The symptoms are loss of sensation especially in the legs, loss of muscle function, cold sensation of the legs, and muscle weakness.

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Journal of Spine is associated with our international conference “4th International Conference on Orthopedics & Rheumatology” during October 26-28, 2015 Baltimore, Maryland, USA with a theme "Cutting-edge information and maximize networking opportunities in the field of Orthopedics & Rheumatology". We are particularly interested in the areas of Orthopedic Degenerative Diseases, Arthropathies and Inflammatory Myopathies, Connective Tissue Disorders and Soft Tissue Rheumatism, Arthritis - Types and Treatment, Rheumatoid Arthritis - Pathophysiology and Treatment. We encourage articles involving spinal disorders, spine surgery, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, biomechanics of spine, spinal tumor, disc degeneration, spinal injuries & fractures.

* Unofficial 2014 Impact Factors established by dividing the number of articles published in 2012 and 2013 with the number of times they are cited in 2014 based on Google search and the Scholar Citation Index database. If ‘X’ is the total number of articles published in 2012 and 2013, and ‘Y’ is the number of times these articles were cited in indexed journals during 2014 then, impact factor = Y/X


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