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The World Federation of Chiropractic has announced #EverySpineCounts as this year’s theme for World Spine Day on 16 October.

With an estimated 540 million people suffering from low back pain at any one time, the #EverySpineCounts theme will spotlight the diversity of spinal pain and disability as part of the global burden of disease and the need for access to quality essential spinal health services worldwide. 

#EverySpineCounts will highlight various ways people can help their spines by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading their spines, and adopting healthy habits such as weight loss and smoking cessation.

This global event will also draw attention to the lack of access to quality spine care and rehabilitation in under-served communities, often resulting in chronicity and permanent deformity. For many populations, spinal pain and disability are not just minor inconveniences; they can mean not being able to work and provide food and sustenance.

Visit the World Spine Day website for more information on getting involved and downloading the toolkit.