Get ‘Your Back in Action’ on World Spine Day
It seems like every part of the body has its own awareness day these days. October 16 is World Spine Day, and it is a good reminder to think about how your spine is doing.
People don't often think about their spine unless it hurts. Dr. Nathan likes to remind his patients and the people of all of Melbourne that there many things that people can do to improve their spinal health and prevent spinal problems.
As part of World Spine Day on 16 October, Dr. Nathan Jenner from Dr. Nathan's Chiropractic Studio in Windsor is raising awareness of spinal disorders and encouraging patients to take action to improve their spinal health.
World Spine Day is an initiative of the the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health (formerly Bone and Joint Decade) that aims to raise awareness about the serious impact of spinal disorders. This year the theme is ‘Your Back in Action’, emphasising the importance of healthy spinal posture and activity which promotes body awareness and minimises the day-to-day wear and tear on the spine. People and organisations from around the world are joining together to raise awareness regarding the prevention and effective management of spinal conditions.
World Spine Day is a great reminder to assess your spinal health and address any issues you may be facing. Poor lifestyle choices can cause stress on the spine and may result in back pain over time. Incorporating exercise into your daily routine and improving your posture can have a positive impact on your spinal health, overall well-being and general outlook on life.
Research has indicated that people in Australia now sit for approximately 10 hours a day or roughly 32 years of their life. This is especially relevant to people working around Prahran, Windsor and South Yarra, who typically are working in offices or at computers for most of their day.
Prolonged periods of sitting can lead to poor posture, neck pain, back pain, shoulder, arm and elbow pain and strain. At Dr. Nathan's Chiropractic studio, I empower patients with practical and helpful tools to help offset some of the harm of sitting.
The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) has developed the Straighten Up app to help with improving posture and incorporating exercise into your daily routine. Download the Straighten Up (Australia) app from the App Store or Google Play to receive reminders and helpful tips on how to improve your spinal health.
Contact us @ Dr. Nathan's Chirorpactic Studio, 74 Victoria Street, Windsor/Prahran, 3181. 0400 041 976 to make an appointment and find out how we can help you improve your spinal health.