World Spine Day is dedicated to shining a spotlight on the backbone of our health. Our spine is quite literally a central core to our well being. If you’ve ever had any back pain, you’ll know how immobilising and painful it can be.
Our sedentary life-style does very little to help our posture and improve bone health. Common spinal disorders include back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease. These all have an effect on our ability to work, enjoy life, sleep and relax.
- We live in an age where low back pain is ranked highest in terms of disability & 6th in terms of overall burden
- Up to 80% of people will suffer from back or neck pain during their lives
- 50% of the working population will experience back or neck pain symptoms at least once a year
- Age is one of the most common risk factors for spinal pain & the greatest effects of population ageing are predicted in low and middle income countries
- Back and neck pain is the most common reason for workplace sick leave