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BackCares aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and education to all people and organisations affected by back pain and to fund scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain

BackCare was founded in 1968 by Stanley Grundy who suffered from chronic back pain but was disappointed to find out that, at that time, there was a lack of information and research in this area. As a result he founded the Back Pain Research Association, later renamed the National Back Pain Association (NBPA) and is now known as BackCare, the charity for healthier backs (although our registered name is still the National Back Pain Association).

BackCare is a national charity governed by a board of trustees. The Board of Trustees is assisted by the Research Committee and the Education Committee who are responsible for BackCare’s research grants and publications respectively.

BackCare is supported in its mission by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales who is BackCare’s Patron. Furthermore, Dame Carol Black, Ann Redgrave and Ken Livingston have shown their support to BackCare by acting as BackCare’s vice-patrons.

About Back Pain

Back pain can impact on many things that you would normally like to do. Fortunately there are a number of things you can do to lower the chances of developing disabling back pain and reduce the impact back pain may have on your life.

Click on the links below to find out more about back pain, how to prevent back pain, what treatments are available and how back pain can be managed at work. Back Pain All about the causes of back pain, facts and figures and background information on various types of back pain Prevention Simple things you can do to reduce the chances of developing a back problem Treatments An overview of the various treatment options available Back pain & work tips for employees, employers, managers, healthcare professionals and others on how to remain at, or return to work, when back pain strikes

Contact BackCare

If you have a query on supportership, orders, media or any other queries about the charity, please contact our head office on 0208 977 5474.

Visit our website at:

For media enquiries please email the press office:

BackCare – the Charity for Healthier Backs
Monkey Puzzle House,
69-71 Windmill Road,
TW16 7DT

Please note our office is open Mondays to Thursdays from 9am until 4.30pm.

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