October 2013: 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 measure 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 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 throughout Michigan to remind citizens of the importance of proper care for the back and spine;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 2013 as Spinal Health Care Month in Michigan.