October 2019: Spinal Health Care Month

WHEREAS, the proper function of the nervous system and the correct alignment of the spine are essential factors to the body’s ability to grow and develop appropriately, and to work effectively and efficiently; and,


WHEREAS, many Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, and approximately half of all citizens will suffer from back pain this year alone. Using preventative measures while at work and at home is vital to reducing the risk of back and spinal injuries; and,


WHEREAS, spinal health care experts suggest preventative measures, including taking frequent stretch breaks while at work and ensuring a good night’s rest with a comfortable and supportive mattress and pillows that support the weight of the neck and head; and,


WHEREAS, during this month, we join with back and spinal health care professionals throughout Michigan to remind residents of the importance of proper care for the back and spine;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October as Spinal Health Care Month.