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BackCare Awareness Week 2023

Article - Sep 2023 BackCareIn 1968, philanthropist and businessman Stanley Grundy established BackCare, a charity aimed at the millions of people who live with back pain.

Dedicated to providing reliable, relevant information on ways to prevent and alleviate back pain, the charity has continued to educate the public and raise awareness about back pain for more than fifty years.
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The charity was responsible for creating the annual BackCare Awareness Week campaign, which takes place every October. Past themes have included such diverse topics as 'Back Pain in Golfers' and 'Back Pain in Nursing'. The COVID pandemic saw 2021's theme decided as 'Working/­Studying from Home'.

The campaign runs from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th October inclusive

Back pain is extremely common; BackCare estimates that in excess of 80% of the population of the UK are affected to a greater or lesser degree. Disorders of the musculoskeletal system, many of which cause back pain as a symptom, are one of the primary reasons for absence from work, costing the UK's economy more than £15bn each year. 

Back pain can result from many medical conditions. At Medigarments Ltd, we design, manufacture and supply an extensive range of support garments which are proven to help those suffering from back pain to manage and control the symptom, allowing them to better cope with carrying out day-to-day activities.  Our range includes a superlative selection of therapeutic corsets, each of which is individually made-to-measure to offer the very best support.

Abdominal Support Corset

A support that fully encircles the abdominal region in order to support a prominent, pendulous and/or weak abdomen. An abdominal corset may be used after abdominal surgery acting as an effective binder for surgical dressings and accelerating the process of recovery. When worn after an injury to the spinal cord, these corsets represent an ideal, non-operative way to treat back pain and prevent excessive movement. Your doctor may recommend that you wear an abdominal corset after:

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Jobskin® Corset - Abdominal Support in beige coutil fabric
  • A caesarean section
  • Bariatric surgery
  • An exploratory laparotomy
  • A hysterectomy
  • A tummy tuck
  • Spinal surgery

A carefully-positioned abdominal corset may be used in people with spinal cord injury to help improve the respiratory function, maintain abdominal pressure and support the abdomen.

Lumbosacral Support Corset

An L.S.O (also known as Lumbar Support or corset) is a support that encloses the pelvis and lower back region (lumbar and sacral areas), extending above and below the areas requiring support. This versatile garment can help with a wide range of lower-back problems, such as: 

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Jobskin® Corset - Lumbosacral Support in beige coutil fabric
  • General back pain
  • Lumbar spine strains
  • Sprains
  • Sciatica
  • Post trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Prolapsed discs
  • Post operative stability

The corset is designed to deliver compression and stabilisation to the lumbar spine, providing an unmatched level of core stability. 

Both of these styles of corsets are stiffened with the use of flexible bones; the lumbosacral corset also includes a set of rigid steels. Featuring elastic gussets and panels, the corsets are securely fastened with Velcro D rings. To create these superior made-to-measure garments, we use premium-quality coutil or brocade fabrics along with super-comfortable drill or padded terry cloth linings. 

You can find out more information about these products by browsing the website or by getting in touch with a member of our dedicated team directly.

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