Charity: BackCare

Area of Operation:Nationwide
Charity no:256751
Pledge level:£1500 including £50 registration fee*
What we do:

BackCare (the National Back Pain Association) was originally set up in 1968.

BackCare is celebrating 50 years of helping people with back and neck pain in the UK. The charity has been dedicated to educating the public throughout the UK and abroad in ways of preventing and managing back pain. We aim to significantly reduce the burden of back & neck pain by providing information, guidance and advice to all people and organisations.

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."

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