For employers seeking to significantly reduce their healthcare spend, medical and benefits experts point to back pain relief as the low-hanging fruit.
Almost half of American adults have a musculoskeletal condition like back pain, costing employers around $213 billion in annual treatment and employee absenteeism, according to a March 2016 United States Bone and Joint Initiative report. Back pain alone accounts for 10% of healthcare costs and is a major contributor to lost productivity.
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