It’s only back pain and will go away soon. How much can it really cost your organization and employees, right? Wrong, low back pain is a very common symptom. The global burden is projected to increase in coming decades. How can you help your employees reduce back pain without losing productivity?
· The most important advice for someone with back pain is to stay active. Back pain sufferers should exercise, keep moving, remain at work and engage in normal daily activities as they are able.
· If care is needed, best practice guidelines recommend spinal manipulation (like that provided by chiropractors), acupuncture and massage as first line treatments. If there is a strong patient preference for medications,over-the-counter NSAIDs are recommended. Prescription medications and more invasive therapies are only recommended if conservative care has been unsuccessful.
Learn more about risk factors and triggers and the cost associated with this ongoing problem.
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