October 16th 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. 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.”