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Monday, Apr 04, 2016


Relax The Back Becomes Visionary Sponsor for the North American Spine Foundation

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JUPITER, Fla., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The North American Spine Foundation is pleased to announce receipt of Visionary Level Sponsorship from Relax The Back. These funds will support the Spine Foundation's research in Adults & Elderly in conjunction with Dr. Jeff Wang and the Keck School of Medicine at USC. This research is supports the Spine 10x25 Initiative of reducing spine-related disability by 10% by the year 2025.
 
Recent studies have identified spine-related impairment as the most common cause of disability in the United States. Combining direct care, disability support, and employer costs brings the annual financial impact of spinal disorders to $250B, annually. Reducing spine-related disability must become a national priority. This is the vision and mission of the North American Spine Foundation (NASF). NASF will favorably impact patients and their families, providers, employers, third-party payers, disability insurance carriers, every taxpayer, and society in general.
 
"We are proud to be a visionary sponsor for the North American Spine Foundation." "Relax The Back Corporate and Franchisees have a passion for helping people live free from back and neck pain and we are excited to have found a partner that shares that vision." Leanne Mattes, VP Marketing for Relax The Back          
 
About the North American Spine Foundation
 
The vision of the Spine Foundation is to end spine-related disability. The mission of the Spine Foundation is to sponsor research, education, and advocacy to end spine-related disability.Spine-related impairment out paces diabetes, lung cancer, tuberculosis, preterm birth and malaria as the leading cause of suffering worldwide.Surprisingly, the rate of spine-related symptoms has not changed, but the degree of associated disability has steadily increased over the past decade and continues to rise. This is due to the fact that spine-related disability is not just a medical issue; rather, it stems from a combination of occupational, psychological, social and medical factors.By inspiring research that reveals innovative ways to prevent spine-related disability, through efforts to educate and build global awareness, and with a collective voice on policy issues, together, we will make a difference.
 
For more information, please visit: www.spine.foundation
 
About Relax The Back
 
Relax The Back was started in 1984 by an osteopath who had trouble helping his patients find the self-care products necessary to relieve their neck and back pain. The company began franchising in 1989 with the support of the medical community behind it. Today, Relax The Back has nearly 100 successful stores located across the US and Canada, and helps countless customers live healthier and happier lives through the best products in ergonomic care.
 
Relax The Back stores offer both excellent products and trained, knowledgeable associates who can educate you on spinal health and help you find products to prevent and relieve back and neck pain. Our consultants attend rigorous training programs on posture, ergonomics, and self-care so they can answer any question you might have. We believe that this commitment to education is the foundation of our success.
 
The health care industry response to Relax The Back has been overwhelming. Over the years, we have formed a mutually beneficial partnership with countless doctors, nurses, and other medical care professionals. It is this relationship with the medical community that has put Relax The Back in a unique position - that of specialty health care retailer.