National Back Pain Association

National Back Pain Association

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  • Health and well being / research and care

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National - Britain


Back pain is one of the most common conditions that people live with. The vast majority of us are likely to be affected by back pain at some point in our lives. For most it will be a short-lived experience but for others back pain is ongoing and affects quality of life, making ordinary daily tasks difficult or at worst simply impossible to perform. Chronic back pain can result in depression, low self esteem, unemployment, the breakdown of relationships and more.

Here at BackCare we support research and provide information and education to prevent back injury from occurring in the first place. However, whilst prevention is better than cure, we also understand that not all back pain is avoidable.  A large part of our work at BackCare is to provide practical and emotional support to people living with back pain whether caused through wear and tear, injury, musculoskeletal disorders such as Scoliosis, Spina Bifida, Arthritis and Axial SpA or other serious underlying health conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, or Cancer, for example.


Back pain is a pain, However, many people are unaware that the injuries behind back pain are often avoidable. Our national Back Care Awareness Week'  (BCAW) which takes place in October reaches many people with Back Health booklets and information sheets to help protect spines.

We promote and support research studies and we provide information to people living with back pain, regardless of cause.

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