Every year during Backcare Awareness Week the stresses and strains on the back due to various circumstances are explored. In 2012 the theme was ‘Builders Back Pain’ where the effects of their physically demanding work was examined in the sense of any long-term damage it may cause.
For 2013 the theme is ‘Caring for Carers’. Carers provide invaluable help and assistance to their children, friends, relatives or partners and by doing so they save the NHS vast amounts of money each and every year. What is overlooked is that the carer’s workload can lead to back pain which may compromise their ability to care.
Back pain is rife among carers and a 2011 survey showed that a massive 70% of carers experiences back or shoulder pain.
Although Backcare Awareness Week isn’t until October it is worth bearing in mind the consequences that our everyday lives can have on our bodies.
Keep visiting us as we post tips on caring for your back regularly!