The goals of spinal surgery are typically to relieve pain and to remove pathological lesions. However, surgical resections of the stabilizing structures of the spine can leave the spine in a vulnerable condition that later might lead to complications. To better understand how surgical procedures alter the biomechanics of the spine, research is beneficial. The Spinal Biomechanics Laboratory
at the BNI was established in 1993 and is actively researching scientific questions raised by BNI spine surgeons that are of interest to spine surgeons worldwide.