World Spine Day

Every year on October 16th people from around the world join together to raise
awareness on World Spine Day as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action

Spinal disorders, such as back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name
a few are common, and they can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health,
impacting a person’s ability to work, to enjoy everyday activities and even disrupting
healthy sleep patterns.

Research has demonstrated that poor postures and inactivity can contribute to the
development of back pain and other spinal disorders. That’s why this year’s theme
for World Spine Day is “Straighten Up and Move,” focusing on the importance of
proper posture and movement in maintaining good spinal health. To help mark World
Spine Day, participating health care providers and organizations around the world
will provide important information, tips and tools to help prevent many of these spinal
Some facts:
• 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 per year.
• Age is one of the most common risk factors for spinal pain, and the greatest effects
of population ageing.
• Back and neck pain is one of the most common reasons for workplace sick leave.
• Back pain is the second most frequent reason for visits to the doctor’s office,
outnumbered only by the common cold.
The good news is that many of these common problems can be easily avoided by
developing healthy spine habits!
As part of World Spine Day, Dr Mark Lane of Marbella Chiropractic is offering the
community a free postural assessment, on Thursday 18 October in their Guadalmina
based office. There is also a workshop on Thursday 18 October at 6.30 pm which is
free to attend. In the workshop he will cover some of the secrets to good health.
Contact Marbella Chiropractic for more details.

print off this handy sheet of spine exercises:

For more information visit the World Spine Day website at,
or contact Marbella Chiropractic 952 880 398,
Marbella Chiropractic
952 880 398
Urbanizacion Guadalmina Alta,
Centro Commercial 4, Local 8,
San Pedro de Alcantara 29678,
Dr Mark Lane is a member of the Asociación Española de Quiropráctica.

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