What is Spine Health Awareness Month?
Spine Health Awareness Month is an annual observance held every October to spotlight the importance of spinal health and wellness. It is a period dedicated to educating the public about the significance of maintaining a healthy spine and promoting activities, practices, and habits that can contribute to spinal well-being.
This Spine Health Awareness Month, the National Spine Health Foundation invites everyone to join the movement towards better spinal health. With a range of resources, educational events, and community initiatives, there’s an avenue for everyone wishing to learn more about spinal health, prevent spinal conditions, or manage existing spinal ailments.
7 EASY WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
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Join our We’ve Got Your Back 5K and Wellness fair in person at our HQ in Reston on October 15, 2023! The We’ve Got Your Back 5K Fun Run and Walk is one NSHF’s signature events and is the nation’s largest celebration of healthy spines. This annual event raises awareness, celebrates positive outcomes, and generates the necessary funds needed to support you on your journey to spinal health. Together, we will celebrate the success of Spinal Champions by bringing together elite runners, recovering and recovered patients, industry experts, and supporting members of the community. NSHF offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities, and would love to have your business involved. Join us!
Spine-Talks® is our premier educational platform offering unparalleled access to world-class experts who discuss complicated information in patient language. Topics include advances in spine treatment, options for disease-specific back and neck issues, and guidance to empower patients to advocate for their own spine health.
Our “Get Back to It” Podcast showcases inspiring stories of Spinal Champions® and the steps they took to heal from back or neck pain. Each episode brings real stories of healing and recovery. Whether it’s physical therapy, surgery or another method, the podcast demonstrates the wide variety of ways people find healing and freedom from pain.
Featuring patient-friendly articles and interviews with internationally acclaimed spine researchers, surgeons on the NSHF’s Medical & Scientific Board, and healthcare professionals, the Spine Health Journal provides a review of the latest spine health literature written for a patient audience.
As a patient-centered nonprofit organization, the work we do is fully powered by people of passion and purpose who share our belief that everyone deserves excellent spinal health. We’ve built a powerful network of supporters and ambassadors nationwide, including spine health experts, industry leaders, and committed individual supporters. Every gift puts healing and hope in the hands of patients who need them most. We are stronger together – especially with you! Please consider donating directly to NSHF here. Want to set up a fundraiser in honor of a family member, healthcare provider or friend? You can do that here. Consider us for your next birthday or special event fundraiser!