It is Back Care Awareness week next week sponsored by the wonderful Charity BackCare. It is estimated that over 30 million of us will suffer from back pain at sometime during the year and that 80% of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. Back pain can be debilitating and difficult to manage and is one of the most common causes of absenteeism from work.
Many people are unsure about what is causing their back pain and how best to manage it. There are numerous causes of back pain but for most people their pain will respond well to moderate exercise and manual therapy. Our osteopaths regularly treat patients with back pain and are able help them understand the nature of their pain and advise on the correct course of action.