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Back 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 treatment?

Each year

  • 40% of the population are affected by back pain (16 million)
  • 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

Man suffering from back pain at desk 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.

Without 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.

Construction workersChiropractors 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, disability, anxiety, depression and fear avoidance behaviour.

City Chiropractic 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 chiropractic.

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