NASS & The Spine Journal are pleased to congratulate this year’s Outstanding Paper Award winners. The Award Presentation will take place at the main podium of the 2010 NASS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida on the morning of October 7. Full articles will publish in an issue of The Spine Journal following the Annual Meeting.

Basic Science: Cannabinoid Subtype-2 Receptors Modulate the Antihyperalgesic Effect of WIN 55,212-2 in Rats with Neuropathic SCI Pain
Daniel K. Resnick, MD, MS; Mostafa M. Ahmed; Sharad Rajpal, MD; Ami Patel; Clayton Sweeney; Gurwattan S. Miranpuri, PhD; Jessica Tilghman; Tiffany Gerovac

Medical and Interventional Science: The Chiropractic Hospital-based Interventions Research Outcomes (CHIRO) Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of Clinical Practice Guidelines in the Medical and Chiropractic Management of Patients with Acute Mechanical Lower Back Pain
Paul B. Bishop, DC, MD, PhD; Jeffrey A. Quon, DC, PhD; Charles G. Fisher, MD, MHSc; Marcel F. Dvorak, MD

Surgical Science: Total Disc Arthroplasty Does Not Affect the Incidence of Adjacent Segment Degeneration in Cervical Spine: Results of 93 Patients in Three Prospective Randomized Clinical Trials
Ajay Jawahar, MD, MS; David A. Cavanaugh, MD; Eubulus J. Kerr III, MD; Elisa M. Birdsong; Pierce D. Nunley, MD