World Spine Day 2021

What is world spine day?

This happens each year on October 16th. The day is to highlight the burden that many face when it comes to spinal pain and disability around the entire world. You will find healthcare professionals, public health advocates to schoolchildren all take part on this.

Where is it celebrated?

On every continent!

What are the main parts of Spine Day?

The biggest highlights of the day are to bring into focus the importance of spinal health and overall well-being. The goal of this is to promote physical activity along with proper lifting techniques and posture health. With it noted that almost a billion people or more suffer from some sort of spinal pain, it could be considered one of the biggest disabilities on earth to some. With so many that do not have access to a spinal professional for help or medical care, a day like this gives information to all in the hope to put the power of spinal health in the hands of any that participate and more.

Here is a few blogs that pretain to spine health:

At Georgia Pain and Spine care, we strive to make our patients comfortable in any way possible with the pain they are dealing with. We know that information is one of the most powerful things you can give someone when dealing with pain issues. Join us in taking a day to learn how we can treat our spines better.

Scoliosis Awareness Month From Georgia Pain & Spine Care

Did you know scoliosis affects approximately 2-3 percent of the United States population, which equates to an estimated six to nine million people? During the month of June, we invite you to join us at Georgia Pain & Spine, in recognizing Scoliosis Awareness Month. 

What is scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine is abnormally curved sideways, in a shape similar to a “C” or an “S.” It can affect infants, children and adults alike, yet is most common following a growth spurt after puberty. 

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons classifies scoliosis into three categories; idiopathic, congenital and neuromuscular. The majority of scoliosis cases are idiopathic, meaning the cause of the condition is unknown. Congenital scoliosis results from a spinal defect that is present at birth. This form is typically diagnosed at an earlier age. With neuromuscular scoliosis, the spinal abnormality develops following a muscular or neurological disorder develops, and progresses faster than the other forms of scoliosis. 

How it can be treated or therapeutically treated

With scoliosis presenting in many forms, the best course of treatment depends on the age of onset and severity. Mild scoliosis cases can resolve without treatment. However, children may develop spine deformities that become more severe as they grow. When scoliosis becomes painful or disabling, a back brace or surgery, is often recommended. 

Additionally, there are several therapeutic options for scoliosis management. These may include muscular balance therapy, stretching, breathing and posture exercises. Physical therapy is a conservative treatment option for all ages that can gently help to strengthen the spine and surrounding muscles. Over time, therapeutic options can improve flexibility and enhance physical function. 

What are the month’s objectives?

Scoliosis Awareness Month is celebrated each year during the month of June as a way to increase awareness of scoliosis and other spinal conditions. Scoliosis patients, physicians, families and clinicians unite with the goal of educating the public, and advocating for improved patient care. Local community activities, events and advocacy programs run throughout the month of June to promote scoliosis education and awareness.

With early detection being of great importance, contact us today if you have concerns related to scoliosis for yourself or child. 

Taming The Most Fattening Excuses In The World Book

Based on Nobel Prize-winning research on decision making, this book can help you understand and overcome your barriers to achieving weight loss. Then, you can move on to a scientifically sound, remarkably clear, comfortable, and very effective journey to permanent weight loss.The two major steps toward that success are:

• Tame the very common but problematic thinking (called Stymie Beasts) that creates challenging obstacles to weight management.

• Learn how to implement the approach to lifestyle change that makes losing weight easiest and most effective: Very Low Fat (VLF) Healthy Obsession Pathway (HOP).

Overcome your barriers to achieving weight loss.

Then, you can move on to a scientifically sound, remarkably clear, comfortable, and very effective journey to permanent weight loss.

“With Taming…, Dr. Kirschenbaum continues in his role as the foremost author of communicating the science plus the ʻhow toʼ of weight loss. He humanizes the familiar stumbling blocks of long-suffering dieters and empathically provides the ʻhow toʼ tools to ʻtame the beastsʼ — to make the elusive transition from ʻI canʼt do itʼ to ʻI can do it.ʼ Bravo!”