Spinal Health Week 2015 is a national initiative of the Chiropractors’ Association Australia (CAA). This year,  Spinal Health Week 2015 runs from May 25 to 31. The 2015 theme is “Get Your Happy Back.”

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Disabling low back pain, neck pain and headaches are becoming increasingly common in Australia. 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. Even minor symptoms can have a negative effect on your ability to work and engage in an active, healthy life.

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.

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.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

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 and eliminates the need for drugs or surgery. This means chiropractic care can also be very cost effective in comparison to other types of treatment.

Chiropractors play an important role in preventative health and well-being because they understand that a vital part of maintaining normal spinal function is to help patients  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.

If you suffer from back pain, neck pain or headaches or if poor postural fitness is impacting on your ability to live life to the fullest, visit our chiropractor at Petrozzi Wellness Centre and Get Your Happy Back. To help spread the word about spinal health during  Spinal Health Week 2015, we’re offering a 50 percent off two chiropractic treatments promotion. All you need to do is refer a friend or family member to PWC and you can receive the discount.