Based on the most recently compiled information:
- As reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, common pain conditions are having an adverse impact on productivity. Researchers found that lost productive time due to back pain, headache, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal discomfort was costing US companies an estimated $61.2 billion per year.
- The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) now account for more than one-third of all occupational illnesses and injuries, and constitute the largest job-related illness and injury problem in the US today.
- In the most recently compiled information, employers reported a total of 487,900 lost workdays due to work-related MSDs, representing nearly 50% of all lost work days.
- On top of the productivity costs, employers pay out approximately $20 billion annually in lost time benefits.
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