Millions of people in all continents of the world suffer from spinal disorders. These can include low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name but a few. Spinal pain and disability can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, sometimes preventing them from working or even doing simple daily activities.
Research has demonstrated that poor posture and inactivity are major contributors to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders. According to the World Health Organization, one in four adults is not active enough and over 80% of the adolescent population is not active enough.
To mark World Spine Day, organizations and people worldwide are being encouraged to plan special events around the theme to raise awareness of good spinal health.