My Friend’s Proton Beam Therapy, The BackCare Charity and a Bike Crash

September 5, 2017 - Mike Dilke

Very varied topics on the Relaxback UK show this week. My friend Sarah-Lou continues her cancer treatment with proton beam therapy in The States, there is news from The BackCare Charity and also a peculiar bike crash that I had recently.


You have heard Sarah-Lou talk about how to prepare for and recover from surgery on the show and now she talks about the next phase of her recovery. This is proton beam therapy and she is having this in Jacksonville, Florida as it is not available in the UK yet.

The therapy lasts for three months and you can hear Sarah-Lou talking about it here.

Brain Hammond of the BackCare Charity tells me just how huge the problem of back pain is in this county and how the charity helps with it. Hear him here.

In the discussion Brian refers to a helpline - this isn't up and running currently but the BackCare website is here and their office number is 0208 9775474.

I fell off my bike recently - I didn't hurt myself but oddly felt better after it. I am not suggesting that people go out and crash their push bikes on purpose but it was very strange. Hear what happened here.

If you have questions or comments about these topics please do ask or make them below.

Thanks for reading and do listen to the Rekaxback UK show.