October 2011: Spinal Health Care MonthDate: October 01, 2011 - October 31, 2011
Time: All Day Event
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 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, yet 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 across the state to remind Michigan citizens of the importance of proper care for the back and spine;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 2011 as Spinal Health Care Month in Michigan.