pain is the largest single reported cause of absence from work and
leading cause of disability.
Sickness absence due to back and neck pain alone
accounts for a loss of 1.2 million working days, at a cost of £100
million a year, in small and medium-sized businessess.
How much does your company lose each year to neck
and back pain?
Can you record your sickness absence accurately?
Do you offer your employees a referral system for fast and effective
- 40% of the population are affected by back pain
- 2.5 million people have back pain every day of the year
- 119 million working days are lost
- Overall burden to industry = £5 billion
- 1.2 million people are affected by musculo-skeletal pain and 500.000
by work related stress
Average sickness absence in a company of 3000 is 150 employees (5%
of the workforce) each year, for, on average, two working weeks
at a cost of £100 per day. Of the total days lost, 30% is
due to musculoskeletal problems and 60% of these are back and neck
related. Or put another way: At any given time 1.5% of the workforce
will be off due to a musculoskeletal problem and 1% due to back
and neck related injuries only.
treatment people with severe low back pain or Repetitive Strain
Injury may have to leave their jobs and even with milder symptoms
they may be in constant pain or have to take large numbers of days
off every year - or work inefficiently.
Not providing an adequate service for the workforce
may prove false economy.
Chiropractors have worked with numerous companies
to significantly reduce sickness absence costs and costs due to
lost productivity. They have shown and documented, that employees
are often able to remain at work, or return to work within eight
chiropractic treatments. There is good evidence to suggest that
manipulation is better than placebo and physical modalities for
acute low back pain and strong evidence that manipulation works
better than placebo, analgesics and GPs for chronic low back pain.
Chiropractic treatment has been shown to produce measurable improvements
in levels of pain.
Salveo Clinic would be pleased to provide you
with more information and important statistics regarding chiropractic
in the workplace and how your company could save money by providing
your employees with the treatment they require.
Feel free to contact
us to discuss your business needs further. We would be happy
to arrange a presentation (at your place of work or at the clinic)
that may convince you and your colleagues of the business case for
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