SpineOne remains a proud participant in World Spine Day. Taking place on October 16 each year, World Spine Day has become a focus in raising awareness of back pain and other spinal issues. With health professionals, exercise and rehabilitation experts, public health advocates, schoolchildren and patients all taking part, #LoveYourSpine will be celebrated on every continent.

With an estimated one billion people worldwide suffering from back pain, it affects all age groups, from children to the elderly. It is the biggest single cause of disability on the planet, with one in four adults estimated to suffer from back pain during their lives. Prevention is therefore key and this year’s World Spine Day will be encouraging people to take steps to be kind to their spines.

#LoveYourSpine highlights the importance of spinal health and wellbeing, with a focus on:

  • Promotion of regular physical activity
  • Encouraging good posture throughout all stages of life
  • Teaching responsible lifting and developing healthy working conditions
  • Reducing the harmful effects of stress
  • Strategies for reducing inflammation – a main cause of spinal pain

Populations in under-serviced parts of the world often have no access to conventional healthcare resources to care for spinal pain and disability. Even in high-income countries, back pain afflicts many millions of people, resulting in an enormous impact on industry and the economy.