World Spine Day 2023: Background, Theme, Significance

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World Spine Day is annually celebrated on 16th October to raise awareness about spinal pain and its disability in humans. This year’s World Spine Day theme is ‘MOVE YOUR SPINE.’ This is a global event organised by the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) to raise awareness of spinal pain, promoting body posture and good spine care. 

While announcing the theme for World Spine Day on its website, WFC plans to organise campaigns and events related to good spine care and a correct body posture where a common message about staying active is highlighted. Let’s check out more about this day and what we can learn from this international event.

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EventWorld Spine Day
Celebrated On16th October
Organised ByWorld Federation of Chiropractic
ObjectiveTo raise awareness about spinal pain and its disability
Official Websitehttps://www.worldspineday.org/


In 2012, the World Federation of Chiropractic for the first time organised the World Spine Day. The primary objective of celebrating this day was to raise awareness about spinal health and encourage people to step out of their comfort zones and participate in physical exercises

Later on, several international and regional healthcare organizations collaborated with the WFC, where discussion and research activities were conducted to better understand the function of spinal muscle and back pain in humans. 

Since 2012, WFC has released unique themes for this day, all of which revolved around prompting good body posture, and physical activity and raising awareness of spinal conditions. Thanks to the efforts of all the healthcare providers and organisations who have conducted research activities and raised awareness of spinal health among the masses. Their efforts empower individuals to participate in physical activities for good spinal health and seek appropriate care when needed.

Source – Dr Ankur Nanda

Theme 2023

The World Federation of Chiropractic is the governing body to develops a unique theme for this day every year. This year’s theme is ‘MOVE YOUR SPINE’ which highlights the diverse nature of spiral pain and disability at the workplace, home, and other places. This theme focuses on spreading the message to stay active and mobile. The major causes of spinal pain are inactivity and bad body posture. This theme works contrary to these activities, where people are encouraged to participate in active tasks for proper body functioning.

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Importance of Celebrating World Spine Day

Lower back pain or spinal pain has been one of the most disturbing causes of bad body functioning. With the advancement of technology and healthcare facilities, people residing in low and middle-income countries have access to the equipment required for their spinal treatments. We all have heard the quote, ‘Prevention is better than cure.’ It is important to understand that one must take good care of their body to live a healthy life. 

Spinal pain affects millions across the globe. Therefore, taking effective management and preventive measures is crucial to avoid any serious injury. This day serves as a perfect opportunity for spine health experts to contribute and encourage the participation of people in activities conducted on this day. Disabilities related to the spinal cord are more prevalent than heart stroke, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Having a healthy spine is essential to live a quality life. Spinal disorders can lead to disability, chronic pain and decreased mobility. World Spine Day not only promotes spinal health but also focuses on the overall quality of life for all individuals.


Q1. When do we observe World Spine Day?

A1. World Spine Day is annually observed on 16th October where events and activities are organised to raise awareness about spinal pain, what causes its disability, promoting good body posture and proper spine care.

Q2. What is the theme for World Spine Day?

A2. This year’s theme for the World Spine Day is MOVE YOUR SPINE. It is the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) ‘s sole responsibility to develop a unique theme for this event every year.

Q3. Why is spine health important?

A3. The spine is responsible for providing structural support to the human body and helps in maintaining an upright posture. Our spinal cord and nerve roots are protected by our spine for body movement and to perform day-to-day activities.

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