The World Spine Day (October 16) theme for 2021 is BACK 2 BACK!
The theme reflects the need to reset and refocus on spinal pain and disability as part of the global burden of disease. With an estimated 540 million people in the world suffering with low back pain at any one time, it remains the leading cause of years lived with disability.
World Spine Day also recognizes the lack of access to quality spine care and rehabilitation in under-served communities, which results in chronicity and permanent deformity.
BACK2BACK will focus on highlighting ways in which 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. Thought to be the largest global public health event dedicated to promoting spinal health and wellbeing, World Spine Day is observed by health professions and public organizations concerned with spine care. BACK2BACK will focus attention on spinal pain and disability at home, in the workplace, in schools and in our communities.
For more information, please visit www.worldspineday.org.