New Survey Shows 50% of Workers Absent 10 or More Days in Past Year Due to Back Pain

July 24, 2008
CHICAGO, Jul 24, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — A new online survey by Spine-health ( shows that back and neck pain and their related health problems are causing productivity troubles at the workplace. The survey of more than 750 respondents found that 50 percent reported missing work for 10 or more days due to back-related problems. Another 29 percent of respondents said chronic pain kept them off the job for as many as nine days over the last year, according to the survey. is a 2,000 page online resource written and reviewed by doctors for patients with back pain, chronic pain, and related health issues. More…