How to Help Your Employees Manage Their Back Pain
Something that’s way too common today is the link between employees and back pain. Back pain is the #1 leading musculoskeletal cause for absenteeism and loss of productivity in the workplace. No matter if you sit at a desk all day or are constantly on your feet, back pain is inevitable at some point. As an employer, you can play a major role in helping your employees manage this pain by incorporating corporate health and wellness programs to promote an active lifestyle. But you can’t expect to start a program like this and have everyone jump at the opportunity.
Promoting the program and offering incentives for participating will go a long way in helping them understand how beneficial your program can be. Here are some positive steps to take to help your employees incorporate better spine care practices.
Incorporate A Corporate Wellness Program
There are plenty of corporate health and wellness programs available, so knowing what your employees need and desire will help you when selecting the right one. If you know of multiple employees who are struggling with chronic back pain management, then you may choose a program specializing in spine care. The return on investment for your company will be clearly evident, as your employees will be healthier, happier, pain-free and more productive as a result.
Offer Incentives For Health-Conscious Employees
Believe it or not, some employees may not even participate in corporate health and wellness programs even if they know it will help their back pain. As an employer, you may have to take an extra step and offer incentives for anyone who participates in the program. This could be anything from lowering healthcare costs to paying for equipment or anything else you can think of. The whole goal is to get as much participation as possible and raise awareness of the benefits they can receive through chronic back pain management.
Make Spine Care A Priority
No matter what industry your company is in, promoting proper spine care practices is essential. Of course, you can’t force anyone to participate in a program or be active in managing their pain, but you can do your part by at least offering a solution. Sometimes all it takes is one or two employees to see the benefits and talk about it to create a positive culture. With back pain being a global issue, it’s never too late or too early to make spine care a priority in your organization.
DBC Active Spine Care® is the global leader in spine adaptive functional restoration. We have proven that incorporating our program has reduced surgeries, therapy, medications, and employer costs while improving employees health. We help employers every day to lower their healthcare costs by promoting a healthy and active workplace environment. To learn more about how our spine care program can be implemented into your organization, contact us today.