Spinal Health Week 2022

Spinal Health Week is the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) flagship campaign, to raise awareness of the importance of caring for and maintaining your spinal health. This year’s theme focusses on neck pain, which is something we see people presenting with all the time in the clinic.

In fact, research shows that back and neck pain is a leading cause of disability in adults (reporting up to 20% of adults), with many presenting for medical assessment and care.* So, to help raise awareness of neck pain, its causes, impacts and treatment options, we’re pleased to help promote Spinal Health Week and provide some additional information regarding neck pain.

Spinal Health Week takes place 23-29 May and this year’s theme is ‘Sore Neck? Consider a Chiro’.

Neck pain can have a multitude of causes, including but not limited to stress, lifestyle factors (Tech Neck – it’s a thing) and biomechanical issues. In addition to your actual neck being sore, neck pain can result in a number of other health issues, including jaw problems, headaches and shoulder pain. If left untreated, it can impact on your mental health, ability to work, quality of life and relationships.

So, if you have a sore neck, the best thing you can do is to seek treatment and support and at Stratford Chiropractic, we can help. Our neck pain treatment is natural and drug free, using chiropractic adjustments to restore alignment, reduce muscle tightness and spasms and provide a natural pathway to healing. There’s additional information on our chiropractic neck pain treatment Cairns and assessment on our website.

In addition to adjustments, there’s other ways you can help to maximise your positive spinal health and neck care. This includes maintaining good posture and supporting your body with appropriate exercise regimes, which might include yoga or pilates for mindful stretching, and having good sleep routines.

In fact, poor sleeping habits can be caused by and contribute to neck pain. At Stratford Chiropratic we can provide advice on sleeping positions, mattresses and even stock a range of ergonomic pillows, which support your neck and head during sleep. Many patients have reported improved sleep using these pillows, so ask us about them when you next visit us in clinic.

Australian Chiropractors Association – Spinal Health Week Competitions

Finally, and in conjunction with Spinal Health Week 2022, the ACA are running some great competitions, giving you the chance to win prizes. For kids there’s a colouring competition, which has two prizes: iClever BTH03 Wireless headphones (for kids aged 7-12) and a Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Noodle Makin Mania Play Food Set (for kids aged 6 and under) Download the entry form here which has all the details you need to enter.

While adults can win $900 worth of prizes, including a Breville Bambino Plus Espresso Machine, a JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Portable Speaker or an Eftpos Gift Card. To enter click here and complete your details, adding in 50 words or less how chiropractic has helped you maintain a healthy neck.

Living with neck pain does not have to be a part of everyday life. So, this Spinal Health Week is a great time to Consider a Chiro and make an appointment with us to take control of your neck pain! Book online or call (07) 4055 1667.

Reference

  • *Bertram, K, Williams, D, Vijiaratnam, N 2018, Neck pain: What if it is not musculoskeletal?, Australian Journal of General Practice, Volume 47, Issue 5 / www.racgp.org.au

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