ABC7 News Features VSI Patient Competing in Invictus Games. Watch Here!

Insights To Help Get You Back To Your Life.

Virginia Spine Institute Marks 30-Year Anniversary of Improving Lives

Authored by Dr. Thomas Schuler, MD, FACS, FAAOS, Virginia Spine Institute. March 23, 2022

What were you doing in 1992? More importantly, how has your life transformed since then?

In 1992, Dr. Thomas Schuler founded the Virginia Spine Institute to create the first comprehensive spine center. Over the past 30 years, we have grown from a one-physician practice into an international destination for the best spine care.

It’s incredible when you realize how much spine care has evolved during this time. More impressive, is VSI’s leadership in driving this transformation from the dark ages and medieval treatments that prevailed in the early 90s, to the amazing technologies that we now use to restore our patients’ lives.

We have treated over 100,000 people, our innovations have impacted the lives of millions. VSI remains committed to continuously improving and advancing spine care. We do this the best to achieve our goal of improving your life.

Thank you for trusting us with your health and the health of your loved ones for the past three decades.


Dr. Thomas Schuler is a world-renowned, double board certified spine surgeon; trained in both neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery of the spine. He founded Virginia Spine Institute in 1992 and is a recognized international leader in the treatment of neck and lower back conditions. Dr. Schuler is noted among the 100 best spine surgeons in America, and serves as President of the National Spine Health Foundation as well as Chairman of its Medical and Scientific Board. Learn more about Dr. Schuler.

Start Your Journey Today

Schedule a Consultation