Back pain is the now the world’s leading cause of human disability, and together with other musculoskeletal disorders accounts for a quarter of all UK sickness absence. It affects half the adult population in a given month and close to 90% of people at some point in their life.
Every year more than two million people in the UK develop chronic or persistent back pain that may never go away. Living with persistent pain is associated with significantly higher rates of job loss, divorce, depression and suicide.
BackCare’s charity mission is to reduce the prevalence and impact of back pain on the individual and society. We do this through a range of research, education and outreach initiatives, but depend in part upon corporate supporters and offer the following packages.