The World Federation of Chiropractic’s World Spine Day theme for 2022 is “Every Spine Counts,” emphasizing the diversity of spinal pain and disability as part of the global disease burden. The mission of World Spine Day addresses the need for access to spinal health services worldwide. With more than 540 million people globally dealing with lower back pain, it remains the leading cause of disability. As an educational institution and advocate for chiropractic health, Parker University wants to help spread the word about this important annual initiative.
For 2022’s World Spine Day, the group is taking action to focus on the growing worldwide burden of spinal disorders while showing that #EverySpineCounts. The annual day highlights the challenges of living with low back pain in various regions, cultures, and backgrounds. Lower back pain is more common than cancer, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease combined. This year’s campaign strives to ensure global commitment to addressing spinal pain and disability by governments, communities, and public health bodies.
World Spine Day also recognizes the lack of access to quality spine care and rehabilitation in under-served communities, resulting in potentially permanent deformity. For so many people, spinal pain and disability are not minor inconveniences. This type of pain can mean not having the ability to work and provide. #EverySpineCounts focuses on ways people can help their spines by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading their spines, and adopting healthy habits such as weight loss and smoking cessation.
*Please note, the event has been cancelled due to inclement weather*
On Sunday, October 16, starting at 9 a.m., Parker University’s Evidence-Based Chiropractic (EBC) Club and Research Center will host a community yoga event at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas to boost recognition for this important day. The main event will feature a spinal mobility class to demonstrate the importance of keeping your spine healthy and moving.
More information about the World Federation of Chiropractic’s 2022 World Spine Day is available at worldspineday.org.
About Parker University
Parker University, the fourth-fastest growing college in Texas and the fastest-growing college in Dallas, was founded in 1982 by Dr. James William Parker (formerly Parker College of Chiropractic). Today, Parker University has more than 1,800 students and more than 35 academic programs, including its famed chiropractic program, as well as master’s degrees in neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, strength and human performance, and functional nutrition. Currently, Parker University’s chiropractic cohort is the second largest of any campus in the world. Parker University has been recognized as a Great College to Work For®, one of the 25 Fastest-Growing Colleges in the U.S., and as a recipient of the 2021 FutureEdge 50 Awards.