Make a Stand for Better Health this Spinal Health Week
What: Spinal Health Week
When: Monday 22 to Sunday 28 May 2017
Why: Make a stand for better spinal health
How: Share the benefits of chiropractic – extend a helping hand
“Spinal Health Week is a health initiative of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia and as part of this year’s campaign, I am encouraging local residents to seek help for chronic back pain.”
– Dr Ian Deitch (Chiropractor)
Why Spinal Health Week?
With up to 80% of the community1 experiencing back pain at some point and with 1 in 6 Australians2 suffering from chronic back pain, it is time to make a stand for better spinal health.
Will you stand with us this Spinal Health Week?
If you suffer from chronic back pain, or know a family member or friend who has been putting up with pain for far too long, know this: help is at hand.
Please read on to see how you can get involved this year!
What is Chronic Back Pain?
Chronic back pain refers to pain that persists longer than three months. Back pain can be an extremely debilitating and painful problem, often preventing you from moving freely, going to work, having fun and enjoying your favourite activities.
The pain itself may range from mild to severe or from a dull ache to a sharp pain3.
Common causes of chronic back pain may include:
- Injury, such as sprains and strains
- Slipped disc, or nerve pain (sciatica)
- Poor posture and ergonomic habits
- Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise/movement
Chronic, persistent pain really grinds your life to a halt.
With such far-reaching health consequences, it is important to realise how much of a burden chronic back pain can be. Despite this, you don’t need to suffer in silence. There are many things we can do together to address pain symptoms.
How May Chiropractic Help?
Chiropractors commonly help back pain. Chiropractors are qualified to address musculoskeletal disorders and may relieve symptoms and address causes of your pain, without the use of drugs or surgery.
The chiropractic approach to your health is based on the relationship between your spine and nervous system and works towards maintaining normal spinal function and better health.
Find out more about chiropractic and back pain here.
Help is at Hand
We invite you to get involved with Spinal Health Week (22-28 May) to raise awareness of chronic back pain. Start a conversation in your local community about chronic back pain and help us bring attention to this issue. Share this page to your social media networks.
Help Us Reach Our Target
We have set a target of 50 people to receive spinal health checks as part of Spinal Health Week.
We need your help to do this – do you know a family member or friend in need of a helping hand with their health?
For every patient you refer into Chirolife you will receive a $25 gift card and will go into the draw to win our prize pack.
Share this page with them and pass on the Spinal Health Week flyer below.
Due to demand, Chirolife will be taking bookings both before and after National Spinal Health Week. This spinal health week we want residents from Rosanna to Watsonia, Eaglemont to Bundoora to know that we have your back.
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- “Back PainFact Sheet”, NINDS, Publication date December 2014. NIH Publication No. 15-5161
- 1 in 6 Australians have chronic back problems (AIHW). Aihw.gov.au.2017.Web
- Fernandez, Matt et al., Chronic low back pain and the risk of depression or anxiety symptoms: insights from a longitudinal twin study. The Spine Journal (2017): Web.
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