National Back Care Week – 6th-12th October 2014
Active Care Chiropractic, based on Fulford Road in York, is offering free downloadable information on how to improve your posture as part of their activities during National Back Care Week.
It is estimated that four out of five (80%) of adults will experience back pain at some stage in their life (1) and this contributes to the increasing burden on the UK economy. From costs to manage and treat, through to days lost at work – which amount to 31 million working days (2). On any one day around 1% of the working population are on sickness leave due to a back problem (3).
In Yorkshire and the Humber sickness absence rates are higher than average for Great Britain. Nationally, back and neck problems are the most common reason for days lost (2).
Dr Phil Baines, Principal Chiropractor at Active Care Chiropractic commented: ”Back and neck pain are one of the key reasons that people contact the clinic. It can be quite distressing to have acute pain and/or reduced mobility. The growth of use of computers, tablets and mobile phones are contributing to poor posture and resulting in pains in the lower, mid and upper back and around the neck. The information, downloadable at www.activecarechiro.co.uk should help people think a bit more about their posture during their day to day activities and help them avoid aches and pains.”
Active Care Chiropractic encourages their patients to be actively involved in their recovery. For years the advice offered generally for people who suffered with a bad back was to lie down and remain still. In most cases, the best course of action is to keep moving and remain active. Chiropractic also treats the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms to help provide you with lasting relief.
Back Care week runs from Monday 6th October through to Sunday 12th October.
1 Palmer KT, Walsh K et al, Back Pain in Britain BMJ2000;320:1577-1578
2 Sickness Absence in the Labour Market, Office of National Statistics, February 2014
3 Neck and Back Pain: The scientific evidence of causes, diagnosis and treatment, Lippencott, Williams & Wilkins, 2000.