BackCare LogoBackCare’s Awareness Week this year focuses on ‘Caring for Carers’.

Carers provide invaluable help and assistance to their children, friends, relatives, and partners, but what happens when their work leads to back pain, compromising their ability to care?

Back pain is endemic among carers: a 2011 survey found that 70% of carers experienced back and shoulder pain*. This issue seriously affects the quality of life of those who should be most valued in our society, as well as impacting on their caregiving work, which saves the NHS and local authorities very significant sums of money.

4.2 million UK carers already suffer from back pain !!!!!


5 thoughts on “BACK CARE AWARENESS WEEK – CARING FOR CARERS – 7th – 11th OCTOBER 2013…

  1. That’s interesting as I have got a bad back this week.I went for acupuncture but though it helped my shoulders it did not do much for this back pain.I had it for ages and it went better… but being stressed no doubt affects us plus the cold weather.I hope your foot is soon plastered…crutches are trying.Plus they can hurt your elbows…. what a life!


  2. I’ve had acupuncture but it just doesn’t last long enough. I’m having steroids done next week in both shoulders and two in my lumber as they last a bit longer. You take care xx


  3. Hi,
    I’ve been reading your blog with interest. I work with Back & Neck Care Centre ( We recently introduced our Interactive Symptom Checker, which allows the pain sufferer to click the image on the spot where they feel pain, and see various problems associated with that area. Symptoms, causes and treatment suggestions are also offered. It can now be embedded on your site. If you are interested, you can view the Interactive Symptom Checker at this link: The embed code is on this page, as well.

    Sorry to post here, but I couldn’t find an email to contact you on. Please let me know if you have any questions. We hope you find our Interactive Symptom Checker useful.

    Back & Neck Care Centre


  4. Hi Barry – I will look into this and let you know – the problems I have had with widgets in the past and the present is that they can cause spyware and so I lose viewers rather than gain them 🙂


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