Back pain is one of the most common conditions that people live with in the UK today. The vast majority of us are likely to be affected by back pain at some point in our lives. For most it will be a short lived experience but for others back pain is ongoing and affects quality of life, making ordinary daily tasks difficult or at worst simply impossible to perform. Chronic back pain can result in depression, low self esteem, unemployment, the breakdown of relationships and more.
BackCare can provide information and education to prevent unnecessary back pain from occurring in the first place. However, whilst prevention is better than cure, they also understand that not all back pain is avoidable. A large part of the work at BackCare is to provide practical and emotional support to people living with back pain whether caused through wear and tear, injury, musculoskeletal disorders such as Scoliosis, Spina Bifida, Arthritis and Axial SpA or other serious underlying health conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, or Cancer.
The group hold meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm at
Hull, HU3 2TR
They often have visiting speakers, information and social activities. Occasionally outside events are arranged instead of the meeting
Some of their other activities include:
Try Before You Buy – They have a wide selection of aids and equipment for pain relief, which are available at monthly meetings for you to try. Members may take a piece of equipment home for a month.
Walk Back To Health – Walks in the countryside around Hull. The group is friendly and new members are made very welcome. Information is given out at meetings by phone or email.
Easy Line Dancing – Held at 37th Avenue Community Centre, 9.45am on the third Thursday monthly. Come along to dance or just to watch and have a cup of tea. For further information contact Joy 01482 852948 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternative Aquatics – Gentle therapeutic exercise to music in hydrotherapy pool. An opportunity to exercise and relax. After warming up, members do mobility, stretching and body toning exercises. Also an opportunity to try Ai Chi. For further information contact Karen 01482 807072
Take a look at their website for more information on their services Welcome to BackCare – The National Back Pain Association – BackCare