Volunteers with low back pain needed.
Do you have low back pain? If so you are not alone. Research suggests that almost half the adult population of the UK have low back pain at some time in the year and four out of every five adults will experience back pain at some stage in their life. On average, 1% of the working population are on sickness leave due to a back problem resulting in nearly 5 million working days lost as a result. Although in most cases back pain is nothing serious and recovers on its own, the large number of people affected makes it a very costly condition with considerable burden to the back pain sufferer and society. Back pain, in particular persistent back pain (i.e. for longer than 3 months), can have a significant impact on people's lives. It frequently reduces their quality of life and adversely affects their family and social relationships. Figures for back pain show that whilst the NHS spends over £1billion per year on back pain, the problem does not seem to be getting better. Many people are now turning to complementary therapies but there isn't enough research yet to definitely say they work.
Sue Hall of The British Kinesiology Centre is part of a growing number of complementary medicine practitioners who are interested in adding to the complementary therapy research for back pain. In conjunction with The University of Southampton, Sue is looking for volunteers with low back pain to take part in a clinical trial of kinesiology, a safe, gentle holistic alternative treatment. Sue says ‘I am looking for people aged between 18 - 65 years, who have already seen their GP about their back pain and are not having any other treatment for their back other than pain killers if necessary. I need people who have not had any surgery on their backs and are not currently waiting for surgery'.
The treatments are taking place in Farnham, Surrey at the British Kinesiology Centre clinic. People who qualify for the trial will get 5 free sessions of kinesiology. The trial is being conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during normal office hours. There are no payments available for this trial although the treatment is free.
To see if you qualify for the trial please contact me directly by telephone or email.
By Sue Hall MA. MSc.
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