David Borenstein, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, and former Medical Director of The Spine Center at The George Washington University Medical Center. He is the author of a number of medical books and articles including Low Back and Neck Pain: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Management (3rd Ed). The second edition of this book has been recognized by the Medical Library Association of America Brandon/Hill list as one of the 200 essential books for a medical library. He has served as a consultant of lumbar spinal stenosis and development spine research protocols for National Institutes of Health. He has chaired low back pain symposia for a number of physician groups, including the American College of Rheumatology, the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Borenstein is a Master of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of the 250 physician International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. He is Executive Editor for the website, thespinecommunity.com.