Alleviating Back Pain

From your chair to your desk height, there are many factors that contribute to back pain. Below are some sources that back our finding. 

Lower-back Pain Costs U.S. Employers Over $100 Billion Per Year

When you factor in all costs, including those absorbed by the injured worker, it has been found that the total costs of low-back pain in the United States exceed $100 billion per year.” [Source]

149 Million Work Days Are Lost Every Year Because of Low Back Pain

“In the United States, an estimated 149 million work days are lost every year because of low back pain, with total costs estimated to be US$ 100 to 200 billion a year (of which two-thirds is due to lost wages and lower productivity).”

“The lifetime prevalence of non-specific (common) low back pain is estimated at 60% to 70% in industrialized countries (one-year prevalence 15% to 45%, adult incidence 5% per year)…  Prevalence increases and peaks between the ages of 35 and 55.” [Source]

Back Pain is A Major Cause of Morbidity And Lost Production For U.S. Workers

“In 1988, about 22.4 million back pain cases (prevalence 17.6%) were responsible for 149.1 million lost workdays; 65% of cases were attributable to occupational activities.” 

“Our analyses show that back pain is a major cause of morbidity and lost production for U.S. workers.” [Source]

Back Pain is One of The Most Common Reasons People Go to The Doctor or Miss Work

According to the Mayo Clinic, conditions commonly linked to back pain include muscle or ligament strain, bulging or ruptured disks, arthritis, skeletal irregularities, and osteoporosis. For preventative methods people can exercise, build muscle strength and flexibility, maintain a healthy weight, and/or stop smoking. [Source]

Back Pain is The Most Common Reason For The Filing of Workers' Compensation Claims in The United States

“Back pain is the most common reason for the filing of workers’ compensation claims in the United States. It accounts for about one fourth of all claims and one third of total compensation costs.”

“For example, in 1995, when the median weekly wage (for 5 workdays in most cases) was $467,39 the workdays lost due to back pain could be estimated as worth approximately $14 billion ($149 million x $467.5).” [Source]