Back pain can cost companies a significant amount of money due to lost productivity, absenteeism, and healthcare expenses.
According to a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), back pain is the most common cause of missed workdays, accounting for 264 million lost workdays per year in the United States alone.
2 The American Chiropractic Association reports that back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, after upper respiratory infections.
3 According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the total cost of back pain in the United States is estimated to be between $100 billion and $200 billion per year, including healthcare expenses, lost wages, and decreased productivity.
4 A study by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that workers with back pain had 31% higher healthcare costs and 13% higher absenteeism rates compared to workers without back pain.
5 The cost of replacing an employee who leaves due to back pain can be significant. The Society for Human Resource Management estimates that the cost of replacing an employee can range from 50% to 200% of the employee’s salary.
Overall, back pain can be a costly problem for companies, and it is important for employers to take steps to prevent and manage back pain among their employees.
Studies suggest that having Chiropractic care can lead to significant cost savings for both employees and employers.
A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that workers with low back pain who received Chiropractic care had lower healthcare costs and fewer missed work days compared to workers who received traditional medical care.
A systematic review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that spinal adjustments, a common Chiropractic treatment, was effective in reducing pain and improving function in adults with acute low back pain.
Overall, while the exact cost savings of chiropractic care for companies may vary, the evidence suggests that it can be a cost-effective and beneficial option for managing back pain among employees.
We offer FREE, no obligation health talks and posture/spinal checks at YOUR office.
The talks offer you a chance to learn about decreasing stress and pain whilst at work to enable you to perform your job to the best of your ability without compromising your health.
A spinal check, or screening, is where we discuss any health concerns you may be having and perform a cursory postural and spinal examination to determine whether Chiropractic care could be suitable for you.
The screening process (postural check), for which you would be fully clothed, only takes a few minutes and may involve you being asked to stand on a machine, known as SAM (Spinal Analysis Machine). This measures the difference in weight between the left and right sides of your body, whilst at the same time allows us to analyse your posture.
The screenings include:
- A health talk offering tips on improving your health and performance at work by providing advice on simple exercises, nutrition, and simple dos and don’ts.
- A physical check-up.
- Food and refreshments.
If it turns out we cannot help you, we will do our utmost to refer you to the person who can.
A spinal screening is a FREE physical examination that we use to help check the alignment and function of your spine. The purpose of a spinal screening is to identify any abnormalities or potential problems in your spine which could lead to pain, discomfort, or limited mobility.
During a spinal screening, we may ask you a few questions about your medical history and any symptoms you may be experiencing. We will then observe your posture and movement and may feel for any abnormalities in your spine or surrounding tissues, and test your range of motion.
Spinal screenings are often used to identify conditions such as scoliosis, herniated discs, and other spinal disorders that may require further evaluation and are recommended for individuals who are experiencing back pain or other symptoms related to spinal issues.
Yes! You can come and see us for FREE in our centre for a no obligation health screen. Follow us on …. Or call us on 01617631700 to book in.