Leading Back Pain Website Spine-health Wins Third Straight Medical Standard of Excellence WebAward

Spine-health.com, a leading educational resource for patients with back pain, neck pain and other symptoms related to the spine, was awarded its third straight Medical Standard of Excellence Award from the Web Marketing Association in the 2009 WebAwards Competition.

Chicago, IL, September 24, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Make it a three-peat for Spine-health.com, the leading health information Web site for consumers with back pain, neck pain and other chronic pain, following its Medical Standard of Excellence Award (http://www.spine-health.com/awards-and-recognition) from the Web Marketing Association in the 2009 WebAwards Competition.

Competing in the Medical Website category, Spine-health was recognized “For Outstanding Achievement in Web Development” alongside several other winning health sites, including www.mayoclinic.com. Spine-health received the same recognition from the Web Marketing Association in the 2007 and 2008 WebAwards competitions.

“Winning a 2009 Medical Standard of Excellence Award from the Web Marketing Association is an incredible honor once again and a testament to the founding mission and continuing evolution of Spine-health as a trusted educational resource for back pain and neck pain relief,” says Sylvia Marten, President of Spine-health. “We take great pride in providing patients with accurate, detailed and uncompromised medical information for all conditions related to the spine, and this award is a flattering recognition of all our hard work and enhancements to Spine-health.com in the past year.”

The 2009 WebAwards Competition involved more than 2,000 sites from 45 countries being judged in 96 industry categories. Entries were judged on a scale of 0-10 points in seven areas: design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use. Once again, Spine-health received high marks for its depth of content and interactive features, including its popular patient-to-patient Forums (http://www.spine-health.com/forum).

About the WebAwards: In its 13th year, the WebAwards is the premier annual Web site award competition held by the Web Marketing Association, Inc. Founded in 1997, the Web Marketing Association is an independent organization that believes in the importance of recognizing those “people and organizations responsible for developing some of the best Web sites on the Internet today.” In the process of holding the WebAwards for more than a decade, the Web Marketing Association has established a benchmark for which all Web site development can be judged.

About Spine-health: Spine-health (http://www.spine-health.com) is a recognized and trusted back pain (http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/back-pain) and neck pain (http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/neck-pain) resource. The site’s strict editorial standards and medical review process have earned it numerous awards for consumer health content excellence and made it a favorite of both consumers and physicians. Spine-health publishes thousands of original health articles, doctor advice, and pain blogs, and facilitates the leading back pain message board. Patients can find a back doctor they can trust via Spine-health’s Spine Center Directory (http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/spine-center) and by using Find a Back Doctor or Spine Surgeon (http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/find-a-doctor) search.

Sylvia Marten

Sylvia Marten
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