Prevention is key to reducing the cost of employee back pain, arthritis

The Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) says employers can help curb costs associated with musculoskeletal disorders through both prevention and proper treatment. Ergonomics, joint-friendly workplace design, onsite physical therapy and value-based surgical approaches can improve workplace health, boost productivity and cut healthcare costs, according to the group’s new report, Preventing and Treating Musculoskeletal Disorders: New Strategies for Employers.