While the programme does not claim to provide a cure for your back pain, following the course we would expect a significant proportion of those who have attended to feel much more able to cope with their symptoms, feel able to participate and resume activities that they have stopped, some may even be able to reduce their dependency on high levels of medication and as a result be able to live more fulfilling lives.
The benefits and feedback we have received from people who have attended the course is very high.
- 79% rated they were extremely likely to recommend the programme to friends and family
- 89% rated themselves as seeing improvement in themselves
- 81% rated an improved ability to cope with their pain
- 68% saw an improvement in pain levels by the end of the programme
The measures we use to assess the effectiveness of the course show significant improvements in pain, disability, physical function, mental function and overall health. A reduction in the use of medication has been seen alongside a reduced frequency in visiting health professionals in relation to back problems after the course.