April 6th – 12th is National Public Health Week. The Chiropractic Health Care section of the American Public Health Association (APHA CHC) is using this event to inform others about the “Global Burden of Spine Pain.” It is inviting everyone to sign a pledge to distribute copies of the educational flyer shown below.
You can participate too, by filling out your pledge here, which will allow you to download your flyer once you are registered. Simply pass the flyer along to at least five people.
Why five people? Low back pain affects 4 out of 5 people in their lifetime. Choosing the number five emphasizes the widespread incidence of back pain. Through education and prevention, the chiropractic community hopes that it can reduce this number, and in turn reduce the $86 billion in annual medical costs associated with back and neck pain in the United States.
Several NUHS faculty are members of the Chiropractic Health Care section of APHA, and were contributors to the evidence-based flyer and the “Global Burden of Spine Pain” educational drive, including: Dr. Claire Johnson (primary creator of the flyer), Dr. Bart Green, research resident Dr. Dana Madigan, and adjunct faculty member, Dr. Jason Napuli.