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BackCare is a British medical research charity dedicated to the management of back problems. It was formed in 1968 as the National Back Pain Association. BackCare is a registered charity (number 256751) that aims to reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and support, promoting good practice and funding research on the subject. BackCare acts as the hub between patients, (healthcare) professionals, employers, policymakers, researchers, and all others with an interest in back pain.

BackCare was founded in 1968 by Stanley Grundy, CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire, an honorary award), who suffered from chronic back pain but was disappointed to find out that, at that time, there was a lack of information or extensive research in this area.[1] As a result, he founded the Back Pain Research Association, which was later renamed to the National Back Pain Association (NBPA) and is now known as BackCare, the charity for healthier backs.

BackCare released an iPhone app[2] in 2010, which runs on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It was featured in the Sunday Times' Top 500 Apps on 20 February 2011 and won the 'Best Use of Technology' award at the Charity Times Awards 2011.[3]

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Research

Research

Research is "creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge". It involves the collection, organization and analysis of evidence to increase understanding of a topic, characterized by a particular attentiveness to controlling sources of bias and error. These activities are characterized by a to accounting and controlling for biases in t. A research project may be an expansion on past work in the field. To test the validity of instruments, procedures, or experiments, research may replicate elements of prior projects or the project as a whole.

Charitable organization

Charitable organization

A charitable organization or charity is an organization whose primary objectives are philanthropy and social well-being.

Back pain

Back pain

Back pain is pain felt in the back. It may be classified as neck pain (cervical), middle back pain (thoracic), lower back pain (lumbar) or coccydynia based on the segment affected. The lumbar area is the most common area affected. An episode of back pain may be acute, subacute or chronic depending on the duration. The pain may be characterized as a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain or a burning sensation. Discomfort can radiate to the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include numbness or weakness in the legs and arms.

IPhone

IPhone

The iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. These devices use Apple's iOS mobile operating system. The first-generation iPhone was announced by then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs on January 9, 2007. Since then, Apple has annually released new iPhone models and iOS updates. As of November 1, 2018, more than 2.2 billion iPhones had been sold. As of 2022, the iPhone accounts for 15.6% of global smartphone market share.

IPod Touch

IPod Touch

The iPod Touch was a line of iOS-based mobile devices designed and marketed by Apple Inc. with a touchscreen-controlled user interface. As with other iPod models, the iPod Touch can be used as a music player and a handheld gaming device, but can also be used as a digital camera, a web browser and for messaging. It is similar in design to the iPhone, but it connects to the Internet only through Wi-Fi and does not use cellular network data, so it is not a smartphone.

IPad

IPad

The iPad is a brand of iOS and iPadOS-based tablet computers that are developed by Apple Inc. The iPad was conceived before the related iPhone but the iPhone was developed and released first. Speculation about the development, operating system, and release of the original iPad began in 2002 prior to its introduction on January 20, 2010. The iPad range consists of the original iPad lineup and the flagship products iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.

Source: "BackCare", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 30th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BackCare.

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References
  1. ^ Allan, David B; Waddell, Gordon (1 January 1989). "An historical perspective on low back pain and disability". Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica. 60 (sup234): 1–23. doi:10.3109/17453678909153916. ISSN 0001-6470. PMID 2533783. S2CID 22502801.
  2. ^ "iPhone app". iTunes.
  3. ^ "Charity Times Awards 2011".
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