Hello WORLD! Today is a day dedicated to creating a world awareness about the prevention and effective management of spinal conditions. During my time at CMCC, I was part of the World Spine Care council and helped to effectively execute a 'Yoga-thon' on World Spine Day 2014. Our goal was to get people moving and more conscious about how a healthy spine through yoga, movement and breath! It was fun teaching a bunch of yoga classes during the day at out school, creating change one breath at a time.
World Spine Care (WSC), which spearheads World Spine Day, is a multinational not-for-profit, charitable organization founded in 2008 by Scott Haldeman MD, PhD, DC, a leading figure in the assessment and treatment of spinal conditions. It was launched to fill the gap in the evidence-based treatment of musculoskeletal and especially spinal conditions found in underserviced areas around the world such as Eastern Africa, India and the Dominican Republic. A few classmates of mine had the opportunity to go down and work for two weeks at the newly opened Moca clinics in the Dominican and got awesome experience treating in the communities there.
A recent World Health Organization Global Burden of Disease report was published in Lancet in December 2012 (Murray et al, Vos et al, 2012). In this report, the following information regarding spinal conditions was reported:
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