World Spine Day 2021
World Spine Day is celebrated on October 16 every year across the world. The main purpose of this day is to spread awareness on back pain and other spinal issues. Also, the day promotes the importance of spinal health and wellbeing. Many people today suffer from some form of spinal disorder. Even children are susceptible to it. This is due to bad posture, sitting at a desk for long hours, and lack of exercise. The theme this year for World Spine Day is “BACK ON TRACK”. The World Spine Day 2020 theme highlights the importance of exercise, posture, movement, and good self-care to ensure a healthy spine.
World Spine Day 2020 Theme
World Spine Day theme 2020 was BACK ON TRACK! It focuses on getting people BACK ON TRACK to revitalize their Spines and restore Spine health and well-being.
The Types Of Spine Curvature Disorders
Lordosis: Also called swayback, the spine of a person with lordosis curves significantly inward at the lower back.
Kyphosis: Kyphosis is characterized by an abnormally rounded upper back.
Scoliosis: A person with scoliosis has a sideways curve to their spine. The curve is often S-shaped or C-shaped.
Causes of Spine Disorders
Accidents or falls
Injuries ranging from minor to traumatic
Symptoms of Spine Disorders
Back or neck pain that can be sharp and stabbing, dull and aching, or burning
Bladder or bowel dysfunction
Nausea and/or vomiting
Pain radiating in the arms or legs
Stiffness or tightness
Uneven appearance, such as one shoulder or hip is higher than the other
Weakness, numbness, or tingling in the arms or legs
Treatment of Spine Disorders
Spine specialists often use one or more treatments, depending on the specific condition or injury. Spinal problems are usually treatable and, most of the time, exercises may be enough to deal with them. Sometimes, it may be too severe. Exercises can be bad in those cases. If your back pain is intense and recurring over time, get doctor’s help. If you don’t care, it can lead to major complications.