On the 16 of October we will be celebrating World Spine Day 2021 (an initiative organised by the World Federation of Chiropractic) to raise awareness about spinal disorders.
The overarching mission? To help empower YOU to take charge of your spinal health.
Did you know that at any given moment, an estimated 540 million people suffer from lower back pain globally? Or that four million Australians suffer from back problems every year?
It’s a big statistic and one of epidemic proportions.
World Spine Day aims to recognise that spinal pain is part of the ‘global burden of disease’ and that many under-served communities lack access, or worse, have no access to quality spinal care.
To acknowledge this and encourage healthy spinal habits, we are encouraging patients to get ‘Back2Back’ – highlighting the ways in which you can maintain a healthy spine by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading their spines and adopting healthy habits.
To help Australians reset and refocus on their spinal health, the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) is encouraging people to ‘straighten up’, ‘just start walking’ and ‘find a chiro’ this World Spine Day.
It is estimated that on average we spend five hours a day sitting; with a quarter of the population sitting for more than eight hours a day! Stretching and performing regular spinal exercises are easy and time efficient ways to help improve your spinal health – which you can now do at the touch of a button with the ACA’s Straighten Up App! Featuring a set of simple exercises (and taking just three minutes to complete), their Straighten Up App will help you maintain correct posture no matter where you are!
With so many of us working and learning from home, it is now more important than ever, to get outside and stretch those legs! The Department of Health recommends a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each week. Walking not only increases heart and lung fitness; but contributes to a naturally upright posture. Download the ACA’s fun and easy to use, Just Start Walking App to track and map your walks with friends and family!
For further advice on how to get ‘Back2Back’, call us on 6622 0218 or use our online booking to book an appointment this World Spine Day.
And for more information on World Spine Day follow this link: http://www.worldspineday.org/
Why not check out our previous post ‘Sore Back? Consider a Chiro!’, about how back pain can impact you.