Back pain is the largest cost to the public and private sector businesses worldwide. It is estimated that back pain costs the NHS. businesses and the economy over a staggering £5 BILLION a year!
In 2001/2, 12.3 million working days were lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (back related pain, repetitive strain injury and work related upper limb disorders) It accounts for 49% of sickness absence from work, more than any other condition, and costs the UK economy £7 billion each year.
This costs to employers is high as back pain inpacts on production loss, sickness payments, accident injury claims, higher insurance premiums, high staff turnover. Retraining costs was £335 million per year in 2006. Lost production as a result of low back pain alone costs at least £3.5 billion per year
And back pain will affect 80% of us at some point during our lives.
Early Intervention Saves Money
Seeking care and advice early on or following an injury can vastly reduce lost working days and the risk of it becoming a long term problem. Of those people who were suffering their first episode of pain who had early Chiropractic care only 2% went on to develop chronic pain, compared to 15% who did not.
The figures speak for themselves and prevention can save your business a lot of money.
Alexander Smith Chiropractor, Highly Commended in this year's 2016 Business of The Year Awards, based in Sudbury at Zest Gym, is offering a mini consultation to businesses free of charge. This takes 30 minutes, includes tests and a discussion of your spinal health.
To get in touch, please contact Alex Smith here
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