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MedRisk’s ISAB Board Member Chris Main Becomes Honorary Member of the North American Spine Society

Chris Main, PhD, a member of MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board, has been named an honorary member of the North American Spine Society.

A clinical and health psychologist, Main is an expert on the biopsychosocial approach to pain management and on managing pain in the workplace. His PhD work addressed psychological factors in back pain, and Dr. Main helped develop the first pain management program specifically for low back pain in the U.K. He has coauthored more than 200 books, monographs, reports, and peer-reviewed articles.

Main has been part of MedRisk’s ISAB since 2009. ISAB is responsible for identifying, performing and promulgating research on best-practice treatment in the areas of physical medicine and neuro-diagnostics, and for maintaining the MedRisk proprietary clinical guidelines.

About The North American Spine Society

The North American Spine Society is a multidisciplinary medical organization dedicated to fostering the highest quality, evidenced-based and ethical spine care by promoting education, research and advocacy. NASS is comprised of more than 8,000 members from several disciplines including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiatry, neurology, radiology, anesthesiology, research, and physical therapy.

About MedRisk

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