Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed workdays in the United States, second only to the flu. In fact, a study from the Integrated Benefits Institute claims that U.S. companies lose about $34,600 per 100 employees annually due to missed workdays. Even if someone suffering from back pain decides to report for work, there is a good chance that he or she will be less productive.
Employees will often experience acute back pain from time to time. There are occasions, however, when acute back pain becomes a chronic issue due to your employees repeatedly exposing themselves to the following common causes of lower back pain:
A high stress environment can cause back pain for certain individuals. This pain leads to employees experiencing additional stress from dealing with the pain, which in turn leads to further back pain.