Resource Guide: Back pain

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Resource Guide: Back painOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Back pain is the single biggest cause of sickness absence in the UK. Between1996 and 1997 119 million working days were lost at a cost to industry of £6bn.In the region of 60 per cent of adults suffer from back pain every year and 30per cent are chronic sufferers. The Occupational Health resource guide offersreaders a selection of useful contacts surrounding the topicBackCare www.backpain.org16 Elmtree Road Teddington MiddlesexTW11 8ST Tel: 0208-977 5474 Fax: 0208-943 5318 e-mail: [email protected] is the new name for the National Backpain Association, the onlynational voluntary association concerned with the needs of people sufferingfrom backpain. The web site provides a comprehensive source of information forsufferers and therapists treating back pain, as well as information about howto care for your back, useful statistics relating to back pain, up to datenews, lists of local therapists and practitioners and useful links to otherrelated sites. The British Osteopathic Association www.osteopathy.orgLangham House East Luton Bedfordshire LU1 2NA Tel: 01582 488455 Fax: 01582 481532 The largest professional association for osteopaths in the UK. The Chartered Society of Bedford Row London WC1R 4ED Tel: 0207-306 6666 Fax: 0207-306 6611 A comprehensive site offering practical advice about dealing with back pain.Healthy Workplace Initiative of Health site relating to Our Healthier Nation Green Paperreleased in 1999 and designed to place health and safety at work as a key managementissue. Interesting background information on a number of workplace healthissues including backpain. Links to general Department of Health web site. Trade Union Congress House Great Russell Street London WC1 3LS Tel: 0207-636 4030 Fax: 0207-636 0632 A useful and easy to use web site for anyone wanting further informationabout back pain at work. It includes news and general information, as well asdetails of the TUC’s back care campaign to raise awareness among femaleworkers, trade unions and employers Putting Back Pain on the Map launched inOctober last year. Health and Safety Executive 0207-717 6000 Fax: 0207-928 6635 An invaluable resource guide covering all aspects of health and safety atwork, but includes useful information about the Government’s Back to Workcampaign, launched in May 1999, allowing employers to bid for up to £50,000 forprojects aimed at combating workplace backpain. BBC Online information-packed resource for health-related news stories andinformation, offering background briefings and medical notes for a wide varietyof health related issues, as well as archive news stories and links to othersites. A large amount of news stories linked to back pain. British School of Osteopathy 275 Borough High Street London SE1 1JE Tel: 0207-407 0222 e-mail: [email protected] listing above is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes furtheradditions from readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest toinclude in this series. last_img