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Back pain: Finding help

If you are looking for more information about back pain, care and treatment, we can help. Use these resources to find more advice and support.

This list offers a guide to back pain charities, organisations and resources online.


Calling itself “the charity for healthier backs”, it aims to reduce the impact of back pain on society by supporting sufferers, pioneering research and promoting good practice for the management and prevention of back pain.

The Pain Relief Foundation

This charity is dedicated to funding research and education into the relief of chronic pain.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

The professional body for physiotherapists, it aims to “lead and support members in developing and promoting high quality innovative patient care”.


General Osteopathic Council (GOC)

This professional body regulates the practice of osteopathy in the UK. By law osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council in order to practise in the UK.

General Chiropractic Council

This is the body established by parliament to regulate and develop the chiropractic profession. It is a criminal offence for anyone to call themselves a chiropractor if they're not registered with the General Chiropractic Council.

British Chiropractic Association

This professional body represents over half of UK chiropractors. The British Chiropractic Association aims to promote, encourage and maintain high standards of conduct, practice, education and training within the profession.

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks on September 11, 2017

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