Welcome to BACK 2 BACK, World Spine Day’s campaign theme for 2021!

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 with 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 WFC 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.

We will be constantly adding information and media material for you to plan and promote your 2021 BACK 2 BACK activities. See our Resources page for more information and to subscribe to our  social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for all the latest news, information and ideas.

Let us know about what you have planned for World Spine Day 2021 by posting to our social media platforms, or sending us an email us at We love photos and are happy to promote any upcoming events as much as we can!