Each October, countries around the world celebrate World Spine Day on October 16th. October is recognized as Chiropractic Health Month. Our blogs this month will focus on spine health, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.
World Spine Day
This year’s theme is BACK 2 BACK! The theme reflects the need to reset and refocus on spinal pain and disability as part of the global burden of disease. With an estimated 540 million people in the world suffering from low back pain at any one time, it remains the leading cause of years lived with disability.
World Spine Day also recognizes the lack of access to quality spine care and rehabilitation in under-served communities, which results in chronicity and permanent deformity.
Back2Back will focus on highlighting ways in which people can help their spines by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading their spines, and adopting healthy habits such as weight loss and smoking cessation.
The World Federation of Chiropractic has coordinated World Spine Day since 2008. Thought to be the largest global public health event dedicated to promoting spinal health and wellbeing, World Spine Day is observed by health professions and public organizations concerned with spine care. Back2Back will focus attention on spinal pain and disability at home, in the workplace, in schools, and in our communities.
Join me in spreading the news about the benefits of chiropractic for musculoskeletal conditions. If you’ve benefited from care, I hope you’ll take this month to share your story.
Yours in health,