QNotes, Vol. 6, Issue 13
October 16 is World Spine Day, part of the Bone and Joint Action Week which is held annually October 12-20, with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, trauma, pediatric conditions, and osteoporosis.
Qmetrics joins the organizers to highlight the theme “Your Back in Action,” by encouraging physical activity and improving posture as part of good spinal health and prevention of injury.
“Through some of the research Qmetrics’ supports we see various spinal injuries or disease, such as in this 3D rendering clearly depicting a spinal malalignment,” said Edward Schreyer, CEO, Qmetrics. “We certainly support the organizers of World Spine Day and the tips they provide for preventing back pain.” Tips can be found at the World Spine Day website.
Bone and Joint Action Week is a week-long observance is a program of The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI), part of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, a global campaign to improve quality of life for people with musculoskeletal conditions and to advance understanding and treatment of these conditions through research, prevention, and education. USBJI aims to raise the awareness of the increasing societal impact of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders; empower patients to participate in decisions about their care; increase funding for prevention activities and research; and promote cost-effective prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders.