Posted May 20th, 2024

As National Spinal Health Week kicks off, Tanya Thompson, Member for Myall Lakes, emphasises the importance of prioritising spinal health for all Australians. Organised by the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA), from May 20 – 26th, this annual campaign serves as a reminder of the significant impact that spinal health has on overall well-being.

Mrs Thompson said that Spinal health is fundamental to our daily lives, yet it’s often overlooked until problems arise.

“National Spinal Health Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the prevalence of back pain and the detrimental effects it can have on individuals and our economy.”

Back pain affects 4 out of 5 Australians, making it a widespread issue that demands attention. It is not merely a discomfort but a leading cause of disability globally, contributing to psychological distress and diminished quality of life. Without proper treatment, back pain can escalate, potentially leading to disability.

According to recent statistics, Australia spent an estimated $3.4 billion on treating and managing back problems in 2020-21 alone. This staggering figure shows the urgent need for proactive measures to address and prevent back pain.

Mrs Thompson said that Chiropractic healthcare offers effective, drug-free solutions for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

“Regardless of your profession or lifestyle, chiropractic care can help alleviate back pain and restore mobility, allowing individuals to reclaim control over their lives.”

During National Spinal Health Week and beyond, Mrs Thompson encourages those experiencing back problems to seek assistance from ACA chiropractors.

“By taking proactive steps to prioritise spinal health, individuals can mitigate the impact of back pain and enjoy improved well-being,” said Mrs Thompson.

For more information about National Spinal Health Week, visit the Australian Chiropractors Association website:

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