Get ‘Your Back in Action’ on World Spine Day
As part of World Spine Day on 16 October, our chiropractors are raising awareness of spinal disorders and encouraging patients take action to improve their spinal health.
Millions of people worldwide suffer from spinal disorders which include low back pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name a few. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports that 1 in 6 Australians are suffering from back problems, and that these often lead to poorer quality of life, psychological distress and disability.
World Spine Day is an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health (formerly Bone and Joint Decade) that aims to raise awareness about the serious impact of spinal disorders. This year the theme is ‘Your Back in Action’, emphasising the importance of healthy spinal posture and activity which promotes body awareness and minimises the day-to-day wear and tear on the spine.
People from all walks of life all over the world will, once again, be embracing and promoting body awareness and ways in which to minimise the day-to-day wear and tear on the spine.
World Spine Day is a great reminder to assess your spinal health and address any issues you may be facing. Poor lifestyle choices can cause stress on the spine and may result in back pain over time. Incorporating exercise into your daily routine and improving your posture can have a positive impact on your spinal health, overall well-being and general outlook on life.
The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) has developed the Straighten Up app to help with improving posture and incorporating exercise into your daily routine. The program consists of a series of simple exercise and lifestyle recommendations which take just minutes to complete each day. The routines, which are 2-3 minutes in length can be completed by any one of any age and are designed to improve and prevent poor posture, which are common triggers of general neck and back pain. Download the Straighten Up (Australia) app from the App Store or Google Play to receive reminders and helpful tips on how to improve your spinal health.
Contact us on 08 97344800 to make an appointment and find out how we can help you improve your spinal health.