How does back pain affects companies?

Centro de la columna Vertebral: April 2, 2019

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How does back pain affects companies?

Back pain can affect all companies. Mobility-related ailments such as this one are the main cause of absenteeism.

Work accidents , especially among jobs that imply some form of physical activity, and can be a direct cause of back pain.

This could represent a burden for companies, whether it is through absenteeism or through healthcare-related costs. Up to 90% of these costs can be linked to temporary disabilities.

Types of pain

Lumbago or low back pain is the most common one among people younger than 45.

Arms, hands, or wrist pain are also very common problems for many companies, especially for those relying on clerical work. This type of ailments can also be linked to backbone problems.

Risk factors:

  • Constant kneeling or crouching.
  • Carrying or moving heavy objects.
  • Being exposed to vibration (construction).
  • Standing for a long time.
  • Being static for a long time.
  • Bad posture and constant use of keyboard and mouse.


In order to prevent back pain from turning into a burden for a company , it is necessary to encourage certain prevention culture:

  • Taking into account health risks and security at people’s jobs.
  • Encouraging healthy and safe work environments according to people’s physical, mental and emotional capacities.
  • Providing decent medical care and rehabilitation for diseases and harms caused by work.
  • Taking the right measures to ensure employees’ health.

Come to CCV

In the Centro de la Columna Vertebral we have several partnerships with companies and institutions. We can help a company acquire the specialized private medical care for column and back ailments.

Schedule an appointment online here

“The information provided in this blog is of an informative nature; it seeks to promote good health habits in the population and by no means replace medical consultation. Content reviewed and corrected by Dr. Armando Acevedo Méndez, orthopedics and traumatology specialist. Professional license 602691.”

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