Welcome to World Spine Day! Taking place on October 16 each year, World Spine Day highlights the burden of spinal pain and disability around the world. With health professionals, exercise and rehabilitation experts, public health advocates, schoolchildren and patients all taking part, World Spine Day is celebrated on every continent.
World Spine Day highlights the importance of spinal health and well being. Promotion of physical activity, good posture, responsible lifting and healthy working conditions will all feature as people are encouraged to look after their spines and stay active.
An estimated one billion people worldwide suffer with spinal pain. It affects people across the life course and is the biggest single cause of disability on the planet. Effective management and prevention is therefore key and this year’s World Spine Day will be encouraging people to take steps to be kind to their spines.
Populations in under-served parts of the world often have no access to conventional healthcare resources to care for spinal pain and disability. Dedicated spinal health professionals do not exist in many parts of the world, helping people to self-manage their conditions is important. Even in high-income countries, back pain afflicts many millions of people, resulting in an enormous impact on industry and the economy.
Organized by the World Federation of Chiropractic, World Spine Day has over 600 official organizational supporters worldwide. More information about how to get involved is available at www.worldspineday.org on Twitter and Facebook.
Simply registering your support via the organisations page helps us to spread the word and help us keep you in touch with the latest events occurring worldwide!
BREAKING NEWS! WSD20 THEME ANNOUNCED
The World Spine Day theme for 2020 will be BACK ON TRACK!
With the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic affecting millions of people worldwide, lockdown restrictions have led to a lack of physical activity that has made people more susceptible to spinal pain and disability.
World Spine Day 2020 will focus on getting people BACK ON TRACK to revitalize their spines and restore spinal health and well being.
We’re inviting governments, communities, organizations, associations, health professionals – anyone with an interest in spinal pain and disability – to get involved. World Spine Day 2020 will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of the global burden of spine pain and help people to get BACK ON TRACK by organizing and participating in events and initiatives.
This campaign will be the spinal public health event of 2020. Our vision is a world of healthier spines – help us to get the world get BACK ON TRACK!
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