Back Pain Is One of the Main Causes of Employee Sick Leave
Musculoskeletal problems rank number two in the U.S. for employee sick leave, and of all musculoskeletal problems back pain ranks number one. Back pain in employees could be one of your company’s largest expenses each year. Any employee is susceptible to experiencing back pain, which could occur on the job or off, but it is most common with people who are not moving much during the day. If you have an employee with lower back pain, they will probably have to take a few days off throughout the year to undergo some advanced pain management programs. This happens not only because the pain can become unbearable at times; but there could also be some other problems surfacing as a result.
Back Pain Could Cause Larger Issues
Injuries, strain, ruptured disks or other serious problems can cause back pain. This type of pain not only affects the quality of your employees’ personal lives, but also their professional lives and ability to work. In fact, some of the pain could also cause people to show signs of depression and stress. Others will eat more to help ease the pain and get their mind off of it, which can lead to obesity and America’s number one epidemic, diabetes. A good employee wellness program can help prevent some of these issues, which will save your company in more ways than one. Scientific research shows these programs increase productivity, while reducing sickness absence, disability and indemnity costs.
Reducing Back Pain for Your Employees
When it comes to reducing back pain for your employees, sometimes it’s best to invest in a preventive program that will reduce some of these issues from ever occurring. Some effective employee wellness programs include occupational therapy, counseling, active program sessions and reinforced positive expectations. Employers sometimes offer these programs before work, after work or during the lunch hour to help improve productivity throughout the day.
The Role Spine Care Plays
Most people with back pain would benefit from the services of a spine care professional. Over time, the spine and its stabilizing structures, such as muscles, ligaments, tendons,and discs, will begin to atrophy and deteriorate as the employee ages.
Our DBC Active Spine Care® program has been scientifically researched and clinically validated with more than 150,000+ people in over 120+ clinics worldwide to provide the best treatment available for employees and anyone suffering from back pain. We work with companies and health care providers to ensure employees reduce the number of sickness absence and recurrent back pain episodes. If you have ever considered an employee wellness program for your office, contact us today to see how our program could meet your needs.