Each year World Spine Day is observed on 16 October to encourage spinal health by disseminating information on good spinal health habits.
World Spine Day (WSD) is organised by the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), of which the ACA is the Australian member, on behalf of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health. Over 500 official organisations worldwide support this initiative each year.
WSD brings people together from all walks of life – patients, health providers, healthcare organisations, associations and governments – to help ease the global burden of spinal disorders. With an estimated one billion people worldwide suffering from back pain, it affects all age groups, from children to the elderly.