World Spine Day 16th October

World Spine Day

Each year World Spine Day is observed on October 16th to encourage spinal health by disseminating information on good spinal health habits.

Our hectic and stressful lifestyles can often have significant negative affects on our spine and nervous system. Spinal disorders such as back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and degenerative disc disease, to name a few, are common, and can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, impacting a person’s ability to work, enjoy everyday activities and even disrupting healthy sleep patterns.

Research has demonstrated that poor posture and inactivity can contribute to the development of back pain and other spinal disorders.  the good news is that many of these common problems can be easily avoided.

This year’s theme for World Spine Day is Straighten Up and Move, focusing on the importance of proper posture and movement in maintaining good spinal health.

The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia and chiropractors around Australia are reminding their local communities about the important role that keeping active can play in maintaining spinal health by using the Just Start Walking and Straighten Up Australia programs.

Just Start Walking Australia

The Just Start Walking Australian initiative emphasises the important role that keeping active can play in maintaining spinal health. To find out more information go to


StraightSUA-461en Up Australia

The Straighten Up Australia community service initiative is an easy and enjoyable everyday program to promote the importance of good spinal health.

Consisting of a set of simple exercises and taking just three minutes to complete, Straighten Up Australia will help improve posture, stabilise core muscle groups, enhance health and prevent spinal disability.

The exercises can be undertaken by Australians of all ages and there is a special program tailored for children.

Learn more information about Straighten Up Australia