Employers nationwide are always concerned about absenteeism. When a worker doesn’t show up, the loss of productivity and profits can be staggering, making the worker’s problems a serious issue for the employer.If the employee doesn’t stay home, the result doesn’t fall under ‘absenteeism’ but it still creates a negative impact. Productivity loss due to poorly performing employees who try to “work through” recurrent pain places employers in a difficult situation. Lost productivity—like time itself—is a non-renewable resource. No one wins when employees are unable to work.The reverberations are felt on many levels. The worker may continue to feel pain. The employer must deal with the issue. Colleagues and associates often need to pick up the slack. Customers may be affected.Who else? The employee benefits managers and the company’s workers compensation claims statistics. The higher the number and value of claims, the greater the drag on the company’s fiscal performance.Pain emanating from chronic or lingering injuries needs professional involvement. The good news is that by treating the pain comprehensively or applying interventional pain techniques, nagging injuries or pain can be remedied or reduced sufficiently to increase the productivity of suffering employees.On the JobFor many sufferers, relief through medication, physical therapy or other… Read full this story
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