If you work in education or early years your job can be

a pain in the neck and back!

A recent survey of early years primary teachers, undertaken by the BackCare Charity www.backcare.org.uk, showed a large number of staff experience some form of work related musculoskeletal discomfort.

In the report these were the key findings:

• 88% experienced back pain

• 73% experienced neck and shoulder pain

• 38% had been off work

• 82% reported discomfort once a week or more

• 36% reported daily pain

To read more about this survey see a summary of all the findings in our information sheets section.