World Spine Day 2012

The Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) is supporting World Spine Day on 16th October – a good day to recognise the importance of your spine and any problems you may be experiencing. Up to 80% of people will suffer from back or neck pain at some point during their lives, but everyday measures such as regular exercise and good posture can help to alleviate the problem.
 
The AECC’s Clinic Director Neil Osborne was able to share some useful tips, advising:
“Although there are good chairs and bad chairs, it’s sitting that is a big issue – make getting up and moving part of sitting down! Be the one in the office that gets up to make everyone else the tea, or move your filing cabinet, phone and printer away from your desk to encourage more movement.
 
“We now know from studies of the brain that the more you give in to it and focus on the causes of the pain, the more likely the brain is going to ‘learn’ the problem, and even generate the perception of more pain. I’m lucky enough not to have pain, and I recognise that it’s easy for me to say ‘try to ignore it’, but… give it a go!” If adhering to such advice doesn’t work for you, clinics like the AECC in Bournemouthn are always here to help. 
Every year on October 16thpeople from around the world join together to raise awareness of World Spine Day, as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week. This year’s theme is ‘Straighten Up and Move’, focusing on the importance of proper posture and movement in maintaining good spinal health. See www.worldspineday.org for more information.

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Ryan Grimshaw

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