World Spine Day
World Spine Day is Sunday, October 16th.
This year’s World Spine Day theme is: Every Spine Counts
Believed to be the largest global public health event dedicated to promoting spinal health and well-being, World Spine Day is observed by health professionals and public organizations concerned with spine care throughout the world.
The theme emphasizes the diversity of spinal pain and disability as part of the global burden of disease and addresses the need for access to quality essential spinal health services worldwide. With an estimated 540 million people in the world suffering from low back pain at any one time, it remains the leading cause of years lived with disability.
This World Spine Day, our charitable partner World Spine Care is calling for action to focus on the global burden of spinal disorders while emphasizing #EVERYSPINECOUNTS, highlighting the diverse challenges of living with low back pain in all regions, cultures, backgrounds, and across the life course; prioritizing a condition that is more prevalent than cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Disease combined.
This year’s #EVERYSPINECOUNTS campaign will focus on highlighting ways in which all people can help their spines by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading their spines, and adopting healthy habits such as weight loss and smoking cessation. This is a great time to engage your team, your colleagues, your customers, and your community by encouraging daily movement in the workspace.
Learn More About What You Can Do Today
Check out our Living Well at Work Guide – Supporting Spine Health at Work – to learn more about how you can support ergonomic health in your workspace.