Spinal Health Week 2014 – We’ve Got Your Back

What’s special about the 19th to the 24th of May, 2014?

Is it just another week of damp autumn weather and chilly mornings? A week of going to work and taking care of the little ones at home, juggling a million chores during the day and then collapsing into bed at night?

Not this week!

The 19th to the 24th of May 2014 is Spinal Health Week – an annual event promoting the importance of the spine to your health.

Here at Croydon Chiropractic Centre, we are embracing this event. We understand that a healthier spine means a healthier life – and vice versa!

So, during Spinal Health Week we are offering a 50 per cent discount off initial consultations*.

Back pain is becoming increasingly common in Australian society. Approximately 80 per cent of the population experience disabling low back pain in their lives. A quarter of a million Australians are being forced into early retirement because of back pain and arthritis.

Chiropractic is important to maintaining spinal health – but exercise, a good diet and a positive outlook are equally as important.

I feel that the role of the chiropractor is to not only help patients with back pain, but to educate as well – on methods of prevention and how to live the best life possible. To do this, I am holding a number of workshops that are free to attend and will cover a variety of topics – including ‘pain’, ‘exercise’, ‘wellness’ and many more.

The first of these workshops – titled ‘Move Better, Rest Better’ – will be held in Spinal Health Week, in line with the theme of theme of this national event.

Do you have trouble getting comfortable in bed at night? Do you constantly fidget at your desk at work?

This talk will cover some ways to set up your home and workplace so that you get the best night’s rest and can be as productive as possible at your job. It will also cover the importance of ‘functional movements’ in our exercise routines, why we hurt ourselves sometimes, and what we need to do to prevent that from happening.

Spinal Health Week should also be a time of fun – a celebration of chiropractic and its role in health. We will be running some competitions in our clinic in the lead up to – and during – Spinal Health Week. Don’t worry; these competitions are for all ages, inviting participation from both the young and the young at heart! Great prizes are up for grabs so come along and have a go!

The first of these workshops – titled ‘Move Better, Rest Better’ – will be held in Spinal Health Week, in line with the theme of theme of this national event.

For more information on Spinal Health Week as a national event, visit spinalhealthweek.com.au.

To follow what we’re doing here at Croydon Chiropractic Centre, please keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Live better: We’ve got your back.

Yours in health,
Dr Roi Cheng

*Conditions apply: Each initial consultation is a half-hour session involving spinal and postural examination, and discussion of problems and questions. This does not include treatment or X-rays. Offer is only valid from 19.05.14-24.05.14.

References:

Briggs A.M., Buchbinder R. (2009). Back pain: a National Health Priority Area in Australia? Medical Journal of Australia, 190 (9): 499-502.