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Pain means damage

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Sometimes pain can continue to be felt even though your back has healed. This type of pain is known as chronic, long term or persistent pain.

Are you a Carer, but just didn’t realise?

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A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing… Read more »

Petanque Tournament

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  Our BackCare Hull and East Riding Branch are holding a Petanque Tournament. This will be held towards the end of August, from 3pm followed by a picnic. If you are interested in attending, please leave a message on 353547 stating which you prefer, afternoon or evening. Beryl will then contact you with the exact… Read more »

BackCare supports Active Working

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Active Working is not new. Winston Churchill stood at his desk. Active Working involves simple solutions to encourage standing and movement whilst at work. A Sit-Stand (height adjustable) work station is an excellent solution. It will enable you to simply alternate between sitting and standing as you feel appropriate. We propose mixing it up. Try… Read more »

The Logical Solution for Your Work Related Back Pain and R.S.I.

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OK, so you’ve tried osteopathy, or maybe chiropractic, or even physiotherapy, but after some temporary relief the pain always returns. And it’s not like you don’t know what causes you so much discomfort, it’s the hours sat at the computer every day at work, but a career change hardly seems like a practical solution. It’s… Read more »

BackStrong Adventures help those with injuries have happy holidays

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No matter what life throws at you, never let your Dream be halted or fade.  Instead, Believe in yourself and your ability, and breathe in the immense joy when you Achieve your goals and experience incredible adventures. In 2008 Gillian Fowler broke her back in a horse-riding accident and faced a long and grueling journey… Read more »

Make your day harder

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    Our generation has a severe case of Sitting Disease.  We need to find ways to get up and get moving. Medical research has shown that we are living longer than previous generations – but we suffer from more chronic disease and obesity. It is time to say goodbye to excuses and start making… Read more »

Medical treatment or self-management?

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Following the discovery of a new pain-related gene, BackCare’s Head of Research & Education, Dr Adam Al-Kashi was invited to comment on the BBC Breakfast program (12th June 2015). The discussion soon got onto the difference between treating back pain and managing back pain. These are two very different approaches. Treatments for back pain, such as medication and… Read more »

A Surgeon’s Perspective on Back Pain

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George Ampat is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in spinal disorders currently based at Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He qualified in medicine at the University of Madras in 1986, and moved to the UK in the mid-1990s, joining John Radcliffe Hospital at Oxford University as a specialist registrar in orthopaedic and trauma… Read more »

June is “Feet for Life” Month

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‘Summer time and the livin’ is easy’ …but are your feet up to it? The College of Podiatry’s annual Feet for Life Month in June encourages us to put our best foot forward by taking a peek at our feet and getting them summer-ready. This year’s theme is walking. Our feet carry us some 150,000… Read more »