The annual National Back Week, organised by back pain charity Backcare, is set to take place on the week commencing 8th October. And local business Bolton Therapy Centre is using the week to promote awareness of a back pain and what can be done to prevent it becoming an issue.
Back pain is an all too familiar occurrence in these modern times. Whether you are an employer or an employee, you’ll have encountered it at some time. The financial burden on the UK is staggering; every day, it costs the NHS £1.3million, £13million pound is used on disability benefits, and the economy suffers to the tune of £37million. Added up throughout the year, and back pain alone costs the country £19billion.
A large chunk of that cost is from the labouring industry, which is why this year’s National Back Week has the theme of ‘Builder’s Back Pain’. The week will focus on the back problems that builders encounter and the stresses and strains on construction workers.
The building industry has the highest rate of back related injuries, generating 30,000 new back injuries every year. It accounts for half of all chronic pain and is the leading cause of sickness absence from work. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of problems back pain can cause, as well as highlighting prevention and treatment options.
In an effort to combat the problem back pain causes, Bolton Therapy Centre is holding an open evening on Thursday 11th October, from 4pm till 8pm, to highlight the treatments available to combat pain, including physiotherapy, acupuncture and sports massage. All the therapists will be on hand for consultations and advice at the Bolton Therapy Centre’s premises on Chorley Old Road, with some special offers and taster sessions only available on the evening itself.