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 Week.
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 Monday 16 October in their Guadalmina based office. Contact Marbella Chiropractic for more details.

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 12,
San Pedro de Alcantara 29670,
Dr Mark Lane is a member of the Asociación Española de Quiropráctica.

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