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If you sit for a prolonged length of time it puts more pressure on your discs, which in turn puts your back and spine at risk from damage and can cause a flare up of your pain.

Office workers, who spend a lot of their time at a desk or computer for hours on end and without breaks are one of the most vulnerable to experience back pain as well as RSI in their hands and fingers.

The same goes to anyone who may be bed-bound or unable to move around due to an illness or condition. Blood clots can form in your legs so always make sure you wear the stockings given to you or try to move your feet around in a circle regularly as you lie on the bed.

Your back becomes vulnerable to stress due to your back and stomach muscles not being exercised regularly or not being moved which has a knock on effect to other joints in your body. You can end up with stiff joints, ligaments and muscles problems.

They say that it’s not just the inactive that are vulnerable, even if you are fit, without regular breaks and movement of your spine, just about anyone can end up in pain.

Unfortunately for women experts have found that high heels can also cause unnatural stress on the spinal muscles and ligaments so if you can wear lower heels or even flats during the day it will help keep your back straighter.


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As you saw from my previous post the Back Care Awareness Week 2016 was highlighting  on carers and they were delighted with radio coverage they had across the UK.

BackCare UK stated that ‘ this year we exceeded our expectations, Dr. Brian Hammond on regional and national radio interviews discuss how BackCare UK is raising awareness of the reality of back pain in young carers and the various steps that can be taken to prevent this.  If you want to listen to Dr. Hammond’s radio interview highlights and podcast then click onto BackCare UK now.


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It’s been Back Care Awareness Week all this week and this year they are highlighting ‘Caring for Carers’.

The UK is home to 7 million unpaid carers. These are people who provide care and support to an ailing or disabled family member, friend or neighbour on an ongoing basis. They represent an unpaid and often invisible workforce that saves the Government a staggering £119 billion every year – more than the Government’s entire annual NHS expenditure.

Carers are often exposed to higher than usual levels of physical and emotional stress which puts their own health at risk. Many carers help the person they care for with physical tasks, such as getting in and out of the bed, bath or chairs. In addition to this, the role of carer, especially when caring for a spouse or close family member, can create unique emotional stresses.

Over 70% the UK’s unpaid carers now suffer from back pain, and are a greater risk of developing chronic pain, which is highly disabling in a third of cases and life-long for the majority. The national back pain charity, BackCare is working to help the UK carers with this year’s BackCare Awareness Week (3rd – 8th of October 2016).

Please feel free re-post this to highlight this very important awareness.