BackCare (the National Back Pain Association) was the brainchild of a local businessman Stanley Grundy. He established the charity in August 1968 after his own back injury caused by a sailing accident mainly due to the lack of information and support for back pain sufferers during the time. For nearly 50 years the charity has been dedicated towards educating the public in ways of preventing and alleviating back pain.
BackCares aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain. We fund scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain.
Back pain is a major health issue costing the country and the health service billions of pounds every year. Sickness absence currently costs the UK economy £15bn, musculoskeletal disorders are one of the leading causes of sickness absence.
We believe that by working together with other organisations, we can help prevent back and neck pain, which has a significant impact on more than 80% of the UK population.
One of our members said “I love what the BackCare team are doing, in trying to create a central resource for patients, to give impartial evidence based information, that can help them back to health as fast and effectively as possible.”