WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR WORLD SPINE DAY 2023?
“Move Your Spine” has been announced as the theme of World Spine Day 2023
The 2023 campaign calls on people to care for their spines by staying active. Evidence has shown that immobility and a lack of physical activity are contributors to spinal pain and disability. “Move Your Spine” encourages people of all ages, in all nations, to get active and support their spinal health through movement. An estimated one billion people suffer with spinal pain with 540 million people at any one time. Low back pain remains the leading cause of years lived with disability on the planet. Spinal pain and disability are more prevalent than cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Disease combined.
Populations in many low- and middle-income countries often have limited or no access to conventional healthcare resources or dedicated spinal health professionals. Supporting populations and communities in self-managing their conditions is therefore paramount. Even in high-income countries, back pain afflicts millions of people resulting in an enormous impact on industry and the economy. Effective management and prevention are therefore key, and this year’s World Spine Day will be encouraging movement as part of this strategy. World Spine Day calls for greater global commitment to tackling spinal pain and disability by governments, communities, and public health bodies. For spine health experts, World Spine Day provides a perfect opportunity to meaningfully contribute and proactively participate in their communities.
“Move Your Spine” (#MoveYourSpine) will focus attention on the diverse nature of spinal pain and disability at home, in the workplace, in schools and in our communities while addressing movement across the life course. It will highlight ways in which all people, from all backgrounds 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.
We call on everyone worldwide to get involved in World Spine Day 2023’s Move Your Spine campaign. The World Spine Day organizing team are producing materials to support local initiatives around the world. To find out more, go to www.worldspineday.org, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Download our World Spine Day 2023 Press Release
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WHAT IS 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 800 official organizational supporters worldwide. More information about how to get involved is available at www.worldspineday.org on Twitter and Facebook.
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