BACK PAIN AND PREVENTATIVE HEALTH: TIME TO START A CONVERSATION
You and I know back pain has serious consequences for families, jobs and quality of life.
Did you know two million Australians are affected by back pain every year?
The problem is large, the ailment common.
People with back problems report 2.5 times more disorders, such as depression. Indigenous Australians are 25% more likely to report back problems.
The question we are asking this year for Spinal Health Week is – are we doing enough?
As individuals, are we doing enough to prevent injury and improve our postural fitness? Consider the exercises that build your core. Consider too, the way you sit.
As a nation, are we investing enough in preventing back and neck injury? Would such an investment yield real benefits for productivity? Is more public investment in Chiropractic care and research part of the solution?
Check out the new video titled “Spinal Health Week – Is sitting the new smoking?”