Are you a carer with back pain? It’s BackCare Awareness Week and this year the theme is ‘Caring for Carers’.
The UK is home to 7 million unpaid carers. These are people who provide care and support to an ailing or disabled family member, friend or neighbour on an ongoing basis. Carers are often exposed to higher than usual levels of physical stress which puts their own health at risk. Many carers help the person they care for with physical tasks, such as getting in and out of the bed, bath or chairs and a 2011 survey found that over 70% the UK’s unpaid carers suffer from back pain as a result.
Do you care for a relative or friend? Are you suffering back pain? Whether your pain is recent or long-standing, whether you are new to the practice or an existing patient, call us this week to book an appointment and you’ll qualify for up to three sessions at a reduced rate with an osteopath, an acupuncturist or massage therapist. £10 off the fee for an initial consultation and £5 off treatments. The first appointment must be booked during this week – quote ‘Caring for Carers’ when you book – and sessions must be attended before Saturday 30th November 2013 (inclusive).
Meanwhile, check out this link on the Carers UK website for advice on how to protect your back when caring for others.
BackCare is the charity for healthier backs. Visit their website for information about back health and help.