If you are a working person and suffer from chronic back pain, you may be contributing significantly to the nation’s industrial costs as well as its healthcare bill. The American Chiropractic Association reports that back pain is one of the most prevalent reasons for absenteeism at work. Missed work means lost productive time and increased costs for your employer.
A Gallup Wellbeing poll conducted in 2011 revealed that about 86% of full-time workers in the U.S. have at least one chronic condition. These workers are absent on an estimated 450 million additional days of work each year compared with healthy workers — resulting in an estimated cost of more than $153 billion in lost productivity annually. Back pain was one among the leading chronic conditions in this analysis.
Back pain is caused by the leaking out of the gelatinous fluid that fills the spinal discs. The good news is that you can get great relief for your back pain with non-surgical spinal decompression. It involves the use of a decompression machine with a specially designed table. The machine works to create a vacuum in the affected spinal discs, reduce the pressure on them, and return the fluid to the disc.
This unique interventional therapy is proving highly effective for chronic back pain and is an ideal option to surgery, especially when administered in the early stages of the problem. What’s important is that you get your treatment at the right healthcare center. The value of the treatment depends on the clinical expertise of the physician.