Back Pain Statistics
You are NOT alone

  • Back pain is common.
  • It is estimated that 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives.
  • As age increases the number of people suffering as a percentage increases too. Peaking at the ages of 35-55 years.
  • In 85% of cases there is no clear pathology behind the back pain.
  • The risk factors most likely to contribute to back pain are; age, weight, sedentary lifestyles, repetitive lifting, bending, reaching, straining,pulling, vibrations, stress, anxiety, depression and smoking.
  • 90% of people with acute back pain will recover in 6 weeks, but 8% will go on to develop chronic back pain conditions.
  • The NHS spends around £1 billion on back pain costs a year. Privately we spend over £550 million on it per year.
  • It is estimated that employers loose £590 million a year due to back pain related illness. The UK is not alone in this and it is the 2nd most common reason for work absence. In any one day 1% of the population will be off due to back pain.
  • Back pain, in particular when persistant, can have a significant impact on people’s lives. It frequently reduces their quality of life and adversely affects their family and social relationships.
  • 40% of people who suffer will see their GP about it and 10% will see an osteopath, physio or chiropractor.
  • Keeping active as soon as it is possible is key.
  • Around 35,000 people will see an osteopath every day. Of these, 54% of all new patients are seen within a day of their initial phone contact and nearly all are seen within a week.
  • Public surveys indicate that 85% of people felt that osteopathy should be in on the NHS. In most areas it is only available privately at varying costs. Private medical cover will generally cover osteopathic appointments.

C1, Sutherland Avenue/C1 Westminster City Council

Location Code: 6216
C, Westminster City Council
Charge Times: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm
For every 10 Minutes 8:30am – 6:30pm £0.28 (0.02)
1 Hour 8:30am – 6:30pm £1.70
Charge Times: Bank Holiday
24 Hours Free

Minimum Stay: 10 min
Maximum Stay: 4 Hours.
Extendable: Up to Maximum stay.
A minimum purchase of 10 minutes applies at this location. If selecting 1-9 minutes you will be allocated and charged for the minimum purchase.
Last tariff update: 09 March 2018

Parking map near Maida Vale Library

There are pay and display parking bays available most reliably on Delaware Road W9 near the library

Maida Vale Library
Sutherland Avenue
W9 2QT

Bus route stopping outside are the 6, 187 and 414 

Nearest tube is Warwick Avenue on Bakerloo line one stop from Paddington mainline station.


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Our terms and conditions of Service

What to bring with you

It would be useful but not essential to bring the following items to your consultation:

    • GP Details and Referral Letter
    • X-Rays or Scans
    • Current medication list
    • Completed Health Insurance Forms
    • Medical Reports
    • Exercise Program

Patient Osteopath Partnership

Our Osteopaths will explain:

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Body Back-Up Main Reception hours:
08:30 – 18:00 Monday to Friday
09:00 – 13:00 Saturdays

Body Back-Up Clinic Hours

Monday  09:30 – 17:00   Osteopath Robin Lansman
Tuesday  09:00 – 13:00   Osteopath Karen Phillips
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00  Osteopath Robin Lansman
Thursday 09:00 – 13.00 Osteopath Karen Phillips
Friday      09:00 – 13:00 Osteopath Karen Phillips

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On & Off Street Parking
Please ensure your vehicle is not blocking local Resident’s driveways or parked on pavements or grass
We have a small rear carpark to the back of your building.


Bus route 37 stops on Cookham Road.

Nearest train station is Furze Platt station.

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