Welcome to World Spine Day!
Every year on October 16th people from around the world join together to raise awareness on World Spine Day as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week. The @World_Spine_Day (WSD) theme for 2014 is “Straighten Up and Move”, focusing on the importance of proper posture and movement in maintaining good spinal health- help promote WSD by sharing a #spineselfie!
Spinal disorders, such as back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name a few are common, and they can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, impacting a person’s ability to work, to enjoy everyday activities and even disrupting healthy sleep patterns.
Research has demonstrated that poor postures and inactivity can contribute to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders.
The good news is that many of these common problems can be easily avoided!
To help mark World Spine Day, participating health care providers and organizations around the world will provide important information, tips and tools to help prevent many of these spinal disorders.
Photos used on the World Spine Day website and in the World Spine Day Toolkit are courtesy of Bone and Joint Decade, British Chiropractic Association, Dr. Ron Kirk, Sophie Deschamps, World Federation of Chiropractic and World Spine Care.