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Backcare Awareness Week

Date: 6 Oct 2014

6-12th October 

 

Every year Backcare run a campaign to put the spot light on prevention of back and neck pain. They spread the word on ‘good posture’ and ‘stress free’ living for a healthy back. This year our focus in on office workers. About 7.6 million working days were lost due to work-related back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders from 2010 to 2011 according to an NHS study.

Some key messages will include –

  • When at your desk Stand, Sit and Move 
  • Stretch your back at your desk at least every half hour
  • Set your work station just right
  • Ergonomic furniture, a hype or a necessity?
  • Use headsets and stop straining those neck muscles!
  • Take regulary breaks especially if you work long hours
  • Employers guidelines

 









For more information please visit www.backcare.org 
Stress

One in five people report feeling extremely stressed at work

Low Back Pain

LBP appears in all age groups, however is most prevalent in working age, followed by retired and then the under20s. A Large portion of LBP cases will have pain for over 12 months and be out of work for over 6 months. This has a huge strain on employer, Governemnt and NHS costs  

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