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Stanley Grundy

Founder – Stanley Grundy (1914-2006)

BackCare (the National Back Pain Association) was originally set up in 1968.  Its Patron is HRH Prince of Wales.

BackCare was the brainchild of a local businessman, Stanley Grundy, who established the charity after suffering a back injury caused by a sailing accident.  At the time, he was concerned about the lack of information and support for back pain sufferers at the time.

For nearly 50 years BackCare has been dedicated to educating the public throughout the UK and wider afield in ways of preventing and alleviating back pain.  The charity aims to significantly reduce the burden of back and neck pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by such pain. 

Back pain is a major health issue costing the country and the health service billions of pounds every year.  Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the leading causes of sickness absence, which it is estimated costs the UK economy £15bn annually. 

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 has 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.”

 

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 to educating the public in ways of preventing and alleviating back pain.

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