Bone and Joint National Action week is held annually October 12th - 20th. This week focuses on raising awareness about prevention, disease management, and treatment of arthritis, back pain, acute trauma, pediatric conditions, and osteoporosis, which all affect the bones and joints.
Some quick facts!
Now is the time to raise awareness - and the reason for Bone and Joint Action Week.
(1) United States Bone and Joint Initiative: The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States. Rosemont, IL; 2014. http://www.boneandjointburden.org/2014-report/ib0/prevalence-select-medical-conditions. Accessed July 9, 2015.
(2) United States Bone and Joint Initiative: The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States. Rosemont, IL; 2014. http://www.boneandjointburden.org/2014-report/if0/health-care-utilization-and-economic-cost. Accessed July 9, 2015.
(3) Woolf AD, Pfleger B. Burden of major musculoskeletal conditions. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2003;81:646-656.
There are five special days during Action Week.
Specifically, each day of this week is a special day highlighting a particular disease:
October 12 - World Arthritis Day
October 16 - World Spine Day
October 17 - World Trauma Day
October 19 - World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day
October 20 - World Osteoporosis Day
Early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of bone and joint trauma or disorders plays an important role in long term recovery and quality of life. With our amazing physical therapists, quality chiropractors, and cutting edge OrthoBiologics treatments, QOMC specializes in the treatment of many of these diseases so we're proud to join in spreading the word about this important action week.
For more information about how we can help you with any bone and joint disorders or trauma, please call 301-762-6866. We’ll see you soon!