Join us in celebrating World Spine Day and help spread awareness about spinal health! From www.worldspineday.org:
“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 2015 is ‘Your Back at Work,’ focusing on the importance of education related to good spinal health and prevention of injuries in the workplace – help promote WSD by sharing a ‘spine selfie’ of ‘Your Back at Work’!
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.
Research has demonstrated that poor postures and inactivity can contribute to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders.
- Back and neck pain is one of the most common reasons for workplace sick leave.
- 50% of the working population will experience back or neck pain symptoms at least once per year.
- In a recent study low back pain ranked as one of the most ‘disabling’ conditions and sixth in terms of usage of health funding.”
Your spine does more than keep your body upright: it’s the way that Command Central (the brain) “talks” to everything else. Chiropractic care helps you maintain a healthy spine by eliminating subluxations; custom-made orthotics are designed to help the benefits of that care last longer and stronger. Don’t have a Chiropractor yet? You can find one here, and be sure to ask for a pedal exam to find out if orthotics are right for you.