This year Spinal Health Week 2015 runs from May 25 to 31, with the theme ‘Get Your Happy Back’.
Every day more and more Australians experience disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches, limiting their ability to work and engage in an active healthy life.
One explanation for this is the impact an increasingly sedentary lifestyle has on postural fitness. Think about all the hours you spend each day sitting at work or school, on a computer or other mobile device, watching television or playing computer games. Poor posture increases pressure on your spine which can cause low back pain, neck pain, headaches and fatigue.
Low back pain is a growing problem and now ranks second in Australasia and seventh in the world according to the World Health Organisation’s latest Global Burden of Disease study. Neck pain is also problematic ranking ninth in Australasia and 21st in the world.
If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headaches or if poor postural fitness is impacting on your ability to live life to the fullest, visit our chiropractor at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic and Get Your Happy Back.
Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between body structure (primarily the spine and pelvis) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how this relationship can restore and maintain health.
Each week around 215,000 patients visit an Australian chiropractor. Chiropractic care is an increasingly common and effective treatment for back pain, neck pain and headaches eliminating the need for drugs or surgery. This means chiropractic care can also be very cost effective in comparison to other types of treatment.
At MNMC we are encouraging our patients and the community to begin a conversation about preventative health and wellbeing and adopt healthy habits.
Chiropractors have an important role to play in preventative health and wellbeing because they understand that a vital part of maintaining normal spinal function is by helping patients to make healthy lifestyle changes around nutrition, exercise and wellness.
Adopting healthy habits today (such as improving postural fitness) can significantly reduce the risk of injury or pain later on and have a positive impact on your self-esteem, social relationships and even mental health.
Back, neck and spinal problems are also a leading cause of lost productivity in the workplace and forced early retirement. Every year forced early retirement has a traumatic effect on the hopes and prosperity of a large number of Australians.
During Spinal Health Week at MNMC we will be offering FREE 15 minute spinal health checks with our chiropractor, Dr Leesa Payne.
So make an appointment at MNMC between 25th-31st May for a spinal health check-up and discover what steps you can take to improve your overall health and wellbeing and Get Your Happy Back.
Contact Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic on 03 9686 2566 for an appointment today.
Spinal Health Week 2015 is a national initiative of the Chiropractors’ Association Australia (CAA).
Article by Dr Leesa Payne.