In our daily lives things can happen that cause our skeleton to get out alignment. This in turn can cause muscle strain and ligament problems. If left untreated for a long period the muscles and ligaments get used to the new skeletal shape.
Statistics from the BackCare charity indicates:
- One quarter of UK secondary school pupils suffer from regular or daily back pain
- School bag burden was associated with a ten-fold higher rate of back pain
- Back pain was also linked to prolonged sitting.
Back and neck pain has a significant impact on more than 80% of the UK population. It is a major health issue costing the country and the health service billions of pounds every year. Sickness absence currently costs the UK economy £15bn, musculoskeletal disorders are one of the leading causes of sickness absence.