Roberts Jackson a hit at the Back Pain Show
The Back Pain Show took place at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London on Friday 22 February and Saturday 23 February 2013. The show allowed back pain suffers of all ages and degree of pain and disability to learn and experience new ways of treating and improving their back pain symptoms.
Exhibitors ranged from specialist consultants including orthopaedics and neurologists to interactive yoga classes and back related charities. Both days were extremely busy and successful with many people discovering new treatment solutions and preventative measures. There were education zones where specialists in the industry were able to offer free advice and information to back pain sufferers and it was a great opportunity to discover new ways to protect your back and prevent further damage.
We attended the show as exhibitors to raise awareness of back injuries resulting out of employment and to offer free legal advice to help those suffering from back pain symptoms through their work. We saw many individuals from varying industry sectors including construction, warehouse work, heavy goods delivery workers and office workers to name a few. We saw people who engage in heavy manual work to those who have inadequate workstations, all affecting their spinal structure and causing them pain. We were able to provide more information regarding their employer’s duties and what steps their employers should be taking to accommodate their conditions and prevent further damage. We were also able to advise individuals about their duties to report their symptoms to their employers and GP and to monitor the action taken.
The Back Pain Show shall be retuning again next year on 28 February and 1 March 2014.
If anyone has any concerns regarding the way they are carrying out their work and are concerned about any back pain we would strongly recommend that they see their GP and seek an appointment to see occupational health. Those who continue to do a job which is causing or aggravating back pain may have an impact causing further damage and may also impact on their ability to carry on working in a similar job. Please feel free to contact us for further information or advice.