It’s Bone and Joint Action Week 2018!
Did you know that more than half of the American population over the age of 18 are affected by musculoskeletal conditions?
Musculoskeletal, aka bone and joint, conditions are the most common cause of chronic pain and disability worldwide.
World Spine Day: #LoveYourSpine
October 16, 2018
Approximately 80% of the world’s population will experience back pain at some point. Correct posture and physical activity help maintain a healthy spinal alignment and prevent and relieve back pain.
Do these stretches daily to keep your spine happy!
World Trauma Day
October 17, 2018
Car accidents are the #1 cause of trauma injuries. An estimated 20 million people are hospitalized every year for sustaining serious car accident injuries. On October 17th, we are reminded that road safety and cautious driving can prevent these numbers from increasing.
25% of people who are injured in a car accident still have pain 5 years later.
If you have neck pain after a car accident, stay mobile! Movement is medicine. Bringing motion into the neck will help the tissues heal better and stronger.
World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day
October 19, 2018
Kids with obesity have a higher risk of developing bone and joint problems. Addressing the problems early help prevent lifelong issues.
- Pediatric back pain often improves with physical activity and rehab exercises.
- Hip Pain could mean a problem with the growth plate of the hips. Consult a healthcare provider to evaluate the pain – early diagnosis can prevent lifelong pain.
- Knee Pain is normal while children are growing. Mild knock knees often heal themselves with growth, but obesity can cause it worsen and potentially lead to arthritis. If the knee pain worsens, contact your healthcare provider.
World Osteoporosis Day
October 20, 2018
Don’t let it sneak up on you – Protect Your Bones!
- Bones need routine exercise to stay strong. Lack of activity weakens the bones, which increases the risk of broken bones and osteoporosis.
- What type of physical activity is best? Strengthening and weight-bearing exercises for 30 minutes a day. If strength training is too much on your body, a light daily walk will help your bones!