As part of Chiropractic Awareness Week in April, the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) revealed the results of consumer research that was undertaken to determine the state of the nation’s back health. The research highlights how back and neck pain varies quite considerably across the different regions of the UK. It also reveals which regions are doing the most (or least ) to look after the health of their backs and necks.
The research confirms that back and neck pain is in the rise – with a 12% rise since 2017. As chiropractors in our busy clinic in Ealing, sadly, this does not come as a surprise to us. If you read our blog posts we frequently present research that supports this increase. However, on a positive note this research shows that Londoners are most likely to take proactive steps to prevent back and neck pain before they occur. The research also shows that people in the South East have the best back and neck health.
The most common triggers for back and neck pain are lifting and carrying followed by sitting still for long periods.
It is interesting to see the stark differences this research shows in the number of people experiencing back and neck pain across the UK. For example people in Northern Ireland suffer the most, with 57% saying they currently have back or neck pain. This is in direct comparison to only 40% of people in the South East.
Whilst the research results are interesting, the impact of back pain on people’s lives is so often significant. Responding to the research, people across the majority of regions said that back and neck pain was most likely to prevent them sleeping, followed by exercising.
If you are experiencing back or neck pain, chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment that can help. The most common complaints our patients present to our chiropractic clinic in Ealing with are:
- Back pain (‘disc problems’/ ‘sciatica’ / ‘trapped nerve’)
- Back pain and leg pain/pins and needles/numbness
- Neck Pain
- Neck and arm pain/numbness/pins and needles (‘trapped nerve’)
Here is just some feedback from patients we have helped:
“I was recommended to come to this centre by a friend. I injured my back travelling for work and Rishi and the team have been fantastic. My back was cured within the 4-5 week timeline and now I go for regular monthly catch ups and pleased to say all is well. The recommendations are spot on and fit in with my hectic work schedule. Friendly staff and has a real friendly and homily vibe. Excellent service all around and well worth it.” Samsam Schwammy (5* Google Review)
“I have been visiting this chiropractor for a couple of years. Rishi has helped me overcome my back problems and lead a more active life. He carries out treatments in a very soothing manner. The practice staff are very helpful and accommodating. I would thoroughly recommend this practice.” Mala Anand (5* Google Review)
“Having been to various Chiropractors and physiotherapy treatments over the years, all pretty useless, was absolutely relived to find Dr Rishi. Not only is his general Medical Knowledge excellent. But his speciality expertise and skill at reducing pain unbelievable, in my neck and back. He has been invaluable to helping me recover.” Gareth Fernandes (5* Google Review)
You can read more feedback here