THE EFFECTS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS ON THE BODY…

Infographic on The Effects Of Ankylosing Spondylitis on the body…

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THE BACKCARE CHRISTMAS CONCERT…

The annual Backcare Christmas Concert takes place this year on the 19th December 2107 at 6.30pm at The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, Savoy Hill, Strand, London WC2A ODA. Tickets are available from the Box Office – Brandenburg Org  for £18, rrp £19.50 – buy your tickets using discount code BACK.

Enjoy a special concert of Christmas choral classics in aid of BackCare.

MORE NEWS ON THE BACK CARE AWARENESS WEEK…

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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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BACK CARE #AWARENESS WEEK – CARING FOR CARERS…

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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.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE SIMPLY HEALTHCARE APP AND RAISE £1 FOR BACKCARE…

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Healthcare provider Simplyhealth has launched a free app to provide support to back pain sufferers.

The Simplyhealth Back Care app is an easy way to find information, practitioners, exercises and videos to help you manage and prevent back pain. All information and exercises are provided by BackCare.

You can search for a practitioner close to you from thousands of physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and acupuncturists.

Simplyhealth will donate £1 to BackCare for every download of the free Simplyhealth Back Care app *
(*up to £120,000)

The app is available for smartphones and tablets.

Support BackCare today by downloading the app. Available from the App Store and on Google Play.