World Spine Day 2017 – “Your Back in Action”

Every year on October 16th people from around the world join together on World Spine day to raise awareness about spinal disorders as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week.

Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer with spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, sometimes preventing them from working or even doing simple daily activities.

Research has demonstrated that poor posture and inactivity are major contributors to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders. According to the World Health Organization, one in four adults is not active enough and over 80% of adolescent population is not active enough.

The theme this year is “Your Back in Action”.  Physical activity and improving posture are an integral part of injury prevention and spinal health.

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