National charity working to reduce the impact of back pain on society by providing information, support, promoting good practice and funding research. Includes resources for patients, professionals, and employers, with details of campaigns, news, and local branches.
Bell's Palsy Association
Details of this condition that causes facial paralysis; discovered in the 19th Century by Charles Bell. Includes symptoms and treatment information.
Brittle Bone Society
UK wide organisation providing support to people affected by the bone condition Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI); provides information resources for parents and schools, news and events, a forum, and contacts.
Raises funds for medical and surgical research into back pain and associated conditions. Includes information on current and past fundraising initiatives.
Ehlers-Danlos Support Group
A support group for sufferers, with a library of resources about the condition, message board, area contacts, and fundraising events.
Hypermobility Syndrome Association (HMSA)
A charity run by and for people diagnosed with the syndrome; includes information resources, a forum, and advice, with specialist sections for professionals and young people.
Myositis Support Group
Offers a wealth of information, support and resources for patients with the connective tissue disorders dermatomyositis, polymyositis, inclusion body myositis and juvenile dermatomyositis.
National Back Exchange
A multidisciplinary group for those with an interest in backcare and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal problems. Includes details of membership, resources, news and events, and contacts.
The Paget’s Association
Offers support and information to those with Paget’s disease, and works to raise awareness of the condition, and sponsor research into its causes and treatment; with information resources, details of membership, news, and how to support their fundraising.
Provides support and advice to families of children suffering from Perthes disease and associated conditions.
The Poland Syndrome Support Group
Formed to offer support and advice to anyone with Poland Syndrome, their families and friends. Includes information about their activities and about the condition.
A developing illustrated library of patient information resources and professional educational material on shoulder pain and treatments.
Society for Back Pain Research
Promotes clinical and scientific research into all aspects of spinal and neck pain. Includes information on events and meetings.
A national charity supporting children and adults affected by a lower limb condition such as clubfoot or a hip condition. Provides information about their helpline and support, research, and a library of resources and case histories.
Strongbones Children's Charitable Trust
Aims to support children living with scoliosis, brittle bone disease, arthritis and all other conditions of the bone. Includes information on grants and current appeals, as well as personal stories from some of the children the charity has helped.
UK Gout Society
Offers gout information and downloads plus links offering support and advice.