When is it?
Backcare Awareness Week runs from the 6th to 12th October 2014.
What's it all about?
Organised by the charity BackCare, the prime objective of the week is to raise awareness and reduce the agony of back pain. The charity aims to inform and educate people and organisations effected by it, as well as driving forward funding into the research, prevention and management of back pain.
What's happening this year?
This year's charity theme will be 'Back in the Office', focussing on office workers and encouraging them to maintain a good posture and stress-free life to boost a healthy back.
According to an NHS study, from 2010 to 2011 approximately 7.6 million working days are lost as a direct result of work-related back pain and a variety of other musculoskeletal disorders.
Ignoring back and shoulder problems can have a long term, detrimental effect on your health, affect your quality of life and impinge on your ability to carry out everyday tasks. In fact, it's believed that 4 out of 5 adults experience back pain at some point in their life.
What's the objective of the week?
The main aim of the week is to raise awareness of the problems caused by back pain, as well at looking at prevention and treatments.
Throughout the week, the charity will also be encouraging office workers to:
- Stand, sit and move at your desk
- Stretch your back at your desk at least every half hour
- Arrange your workstation properly
- Use headsets to prevent straining neck muscles
- Take regular breaks – particularly if you work long hours
- Ergonomic furniture – necessity or hype?
How can you get involved?
You can find out more information on Backcare Awareness Week and how you can participate in the various events, resources and opportunities taking place over the 7 days on their website.
How can Tower Health help treat back pain?
Of course, it's possible to ease the symptoms of back pain by taking a holistic approach that incorporates these products alongside more traditional, pharmaceutical methods and remedies.
Muscle and joint gel is a clear, non-greasy gel that effectively eliminates stiff and swollen joints to alleviate pain - just rub it into the affected area. Conductive gel is to be used with Circulation Maxx, Circulation Pro or any TENS machine and can relieve back pain by being applied directly to the area by your TENS or EMS device.
Visit our online pharmacy
In addition to our innovative product line and range of gels, Tower Health also stocks a selection of the more familiar over-the-counter pharmacy products, such as Voltarol Pain-eze and Solpadeine Max Soluble Tablets.
Our diverse range of products will help effectively combat uncomfortable back pain.