Employee Benefit News (EBN) recently shared an article highlighting one area of healthcare that organizations forget about for their employees — chronic pain. The article noted that “about 20.4% of the U.S. population suffers from chronic pain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eight percent say the pain is bad enough to interfere with daily life and work.”
Chronic pain can often be caused by musculoskeletal conditions — conditions which often successfully find relief through chiropractic care. When you’re seeing that this type of pain affects employees to the point of interfering with productivity, the natural approach of chiropractic care just fits — especially through a program like WorkSiteRight, which brings the chiropractor into your office for maximum efficiency.
Though solutions for musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain haven’t been mentioned as often as mental health throughout the last year, it may be one of the things employees want offered most that employers don’t know about. It makes sense; lasting pain can affect several areas of life, from one’s work to their personal life, and finding relief from that can bring positivity back on so many levels.
Chronic pain is also linked to significant financial losses due to lost productivity. When employees’ work is affected by the pain they’re experiencing, their productivity suffers, and in turn so does company profits. Considering employees’ desire for chronic pain solutions and employers’ desire for decreasing costs from employee injuries and subsequent time away from work, chiropractic care is a solution to target both issues and make both employee and employer happy.
Organizations have seen several benefits through WorkSiteRight’s implementation, which we invite you to explore. When you implement a program that address employees’ wants and in turn benefit your organization, everyone wins.