A Pain In The Neck | A Five Year High For Neck & Back Pain

A Pain In The Neck | A Five Year High For Neck & Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Specialists In Demand

Lower back and neck pain has reached a five-year high in Britain, with sedentary lifestyles believed to be the main cause.
More than two in five people now suffer from back and neck pain, a whopping 12 per cent more than this time last year.
The British Chiropractic Association says 70 per cent of people in the Midlands experience back and neck pain before they reach 30. For the rest of the UK, it seems we’re spending way more time than ever hunched over desks, squinting over smartphones and enjoying some well-earned rest on the sofa.
Sitting still for long period of time is causing the joints and muscles to weaken, and a lack of exercise means our backs are beginning to take the strain.

The latest figures on a study* of more than 2,000 adults showed a 32% increase in back and neck pain sufferers. Northern Ireland takes the lead on the number of sufferers, whilst those from the South East get off more lightly.

SO, WHAT’S CAUSING SUCH A PAIN IN THE NECK?

  • We lead busier lives, cramming more into our working day, including household chores and DIY.
  • Lifting and carrying are cited as being the most common causes of neck and back pain, though the real issue could be caused by incorrect lifting technique.
  • We’re sitting down for longer periods – at work, at home, out socialising. This puts a strain on the spine, weakening over time and causing pressure spots.
  • Our priorities have changed. Studies say that 41 is the age at which we start to get slack with our strict diets, give up on the health fads and skip our exercise regimes. Read more…

As a qualified Lower Back Pain Specialist, you’ll learn the techniques required to coach and train the nation to treat back and neck pain. Not only will you act as a champion for a healthier lifestyle, you’ll provide safe and effective exercise guidance , specifically tailored towards clients suffering from chronic back pain.

It’s a great time for those qualified in exercise referral to make a positive impact on the lives of those suffering from lower back pain, and avoid the need for unnecessary use of painkillers through targeted exercise techniques.

Our Low Back Pain course will teach you how to assess a client’s current issues, such as postural, range of movement, muscle imbalances, psychological barriers, then plan and deliver safe and effective exercise rehabilitation to reduce pain and improve quality of life.

With this latest revelation on the health of the nation’s backs, there’s a lucrative and very rewarding market waiting for fitness professionals looking to become a Level 4 instructor and working with this large client group.

Speak to the team about our Lower Back Pain course or find the next available course at a venue near you.

*The British Chiropractic Association

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