Employee Benefit News (EBN) reports that back pain relief is gaining popularity as a wellness plan offering. Nearly half of Americans suffer from musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain and the annual cost of treatment and absenteeism to employers is around $213 billion annually.

By targeting back pain through wellness programs and low-cost interventions such as wearables, on-site clinics with chiropractors or physical therapists and acupuncture, industry experts contend that employers can minimize the much costlier use of medications and major surgery.

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