The Association was founded in 1947 and has 1068 members as of January 2019.
The purpose of the association is to:
- Promote the development of spinal surgery in Norway
- Unite orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons with a common interest in spinal surgery
- Protect the professional and economic interests of its members
- Provide expert advice in connection with appointments to spinal surgical positions
- Work for the establishment of spinal surgical departments