Corona Physician Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, the founder of Pacific Pain Care Institute, recently opened up about low back pain and its cost to employers.
Some stats are highlighted by Dr. Banerjee that can be an eye-opener for employers who think that their employees don’t have or will not have low back pain in the future. The stats reveal that people of younger generations are becoming prone to low back pain and it costs money, time and resources to employers. Employers can deal with the situation by letting employees take preventive measures to avoid low back pain and offering medical access to those employees who already have back pain. Taking the help of medical professionals and trying interventional pain management techniques was also suggested by Corona Physician Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee.
The need to reduce the costs was also stressed upon, and a few solutions were suggested that can help companies to have healthy and happy employees. This information is vital for every organization that cares for its employees and wants employee productivity levels to be constantly high.
Mentioning who is more affected by this pain, Corona Physician Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee said, “People who think that low back pain is a problem associated with aging would be astonished to realize that 72 percent adults who visit a healthcare institution for low back pain are under the age of 64. Also, people belonging to some industries like construction where manual work comprises of a lot of work hours are more prone to low back pain. Even people who do desk jobs are not safe as 54 percent of people who suffer from low back pain spend the workday while sitting at the same place.”
Highlighting how low back pain is costing money to businesses, Corona Physician Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee said, “Medical costs of employees who suffer from low back pain are usually covered by employers directly or indirectly. In many cases, low back pain can also trigger other health issues like obesity, depression, chronic fatigue, etc. The cost of treatment of these illnesses is also high. In many cases (about 30 percent), low back pain can also lead to disability and compel a sufferer to file for disability.”
Corona Physician Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, who founded the Pacific Pain care institute and specializes in pain management methods, recently shared thoughts on how low back pain is harming business bottom lines and what can be done to improve the situation. This information is vital for all employers who want the employees to be fit and productive as much as possible. The tips mentioned are easy to follow and worth the time, money and energy needed to implement them.
Starting with highlighting some stats, Corona Physician Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee said, “More than 30 percent Americans have to deal with a low back pain episode every year and this percentage is bound to increase in the future. Even the World Health Organization, WHO has mentioned low back pain among the key health-related economic drain because the annual costs associated with it have exceeded USD 100 billion.”
Talking about the hidden costs of low back pain in employees that costs employers, Corona Physician Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee said, “Absence from work and low productivity at work are the top reasons low back pain is not good for employers. More hidden costs are the costs associated with hiring and training a new employee to take over the work of an existing employee who is quitting or planning to quit due to low back pain issues.”
Shedding light on how the situation can be fixed, Corona Physician Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee said, “There are many things employers can do to reduce the impact of low back pain on business bottom lines. One such strategy is the prevention strategy. As a part of this strategy, employers must ensure that more and more employees are protected from being victims of low back pain. It can be done by being smart and adopting smart ideas like offering lumbar support pillows for employees who are at the desk, considering a standing desk system, motivating employees to move more and teaching them some basic exercises they can do during break periods. One can also make it a rule that an employee has to move for 5 minutes after every hour to prevent low back pain.
Taking the help of experts can also be a solution. Explaining that, Corona Physician Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee said, “A business can also hire an occupational health consultant to help employees learn how to take care of their back no matter whether they have or don’t have any low back pain issues. Buying healthcare services like physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment as gifts for employees can also be a smart strategy as it helps employees to get rid of pain and recover faster.”
Corona Physician Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee is a triple board certified in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Anesthesiology. He also excels at interventional pain management techniques and holds the credit of performing thousands of interventional spine procedures.
Dr. Banerjee emphasized the need to trust interventional pain management techniques when he said “Interventional pain management techniques are a worthy option because they use minimally invasive procedures that help a person to get relief from any pain, even low back pain. As many techniques can be used individually or in a group, the pain expert would be the best judge on which methods are working for a person and for how long the methods can be adopted. The success rate of these methods is quite good, and they have minimal side effects. So, you would be smart to consider interventional pain management techniques as a treatment option no matter whether you are an employee suffering from low back pain or you are an employer whose employees are suffering from it and costing you dollars.”
Pacific Pain Care: https://www.pacificpaincare.com/procedures-treatments