Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin Recognizes October as Spine Health Awareness Month FOX 28 Spokane,

National Spine Health Foundation Applauds Proclamation, Effort to Raise Awareness

RESTON, Va., the 13th of October. 13th, 2022 /PRNewswireat the suggestion of National Spine Health Foundation (NSHF), Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin officially recognized this month as Spine Health Awareness Month to draw attention to the medical condition that affects hundreds of millions Americans every year.

U.S. Congress has also established National Spine Health Awareness month to shed light on spinal diseases and the resulting back as well as neck discomfort that impacts thousands of Americans. NSHF is the leading spine health advocacy and education organization which has a goal to improve the health of patients and help them regain their lives after suffering back as well as neck pain.

“On behalf of Virginians that suffer neck and back discomfort each year, we congratulate Governor Youngkin’s choice to designate the month of October to be Spine Health Awareness Month,” the Dr. Rita Roy, Chief Executive Officer, National Spine Health Foundation. “The National Spine Health Foundation strives to ensure that patients have the resources they require to make informed, informed decisions about their health, treatment, and recuperation.”

Based on the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention the Lower back tension is most frequent reason for disability. For the United States, it is often cited as the main reason for working days being missed and resulting in billions of dollars of lost productivity every year.

Spinal disorders affect everyone of all ages and more than a third of Americans across the country have neck or back discomfort each year. NSHF is the sole patient-centered non-profit organization that is that is dedicated to helping Americans alleviate pain and manage chronic spine ailments through education for patients and research that is a winner.

In celebration that it is Spine Health Awareness Month, NSHF will organize its 14th annual We’ve Got Your Back 5K and Wellness Fair on October 16. The event will take place on the International Tower at Reston Heights in Reston, Virginia, the race and fair will gather the best runners in America, recuperating and recovering patients, experts from the health industry and other community members to increase awareness and highlight its importance to spine health.

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The National Spine Health Foundation

The National Spine Health Foundation (NSHF) is an 501-C(3) non-profit organization, is the sole non-profit patient-focused group that is dedicated towards spine awareness and health advocacy. Find out more on

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