Chronic Pain In An Aging Workforce With Kevin Lombardo

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On this week's podcast the President and CEO of DORN, Kevin Lombardo discuss chronic pain in our aging workforces across the United States. Since 2000, DORN Companies has helped workers stay healthy and employers avoid costly workers’ compensation and healthcare claims. We started as a pain mitigation company, providing practical therapy that works. Over time, we moved into preventing workplace injuries and claims—helping to reduce OSHA recordables and cut medical costs that just keep on climbing. What kind of impact does pain have in the workplace? Unfortunately, pain impacts millions everyday and chronic pain identified as the same pain lasting more than 12 weeks is an epidemic in many workplaces. According to the Journal of Pain, pain costs the US economy 635 billion dollars annually. Breaking it down into medical costs of 300 billion and lost productivity due to workers living and working with pain that exists longer than 3 months. Over exertion is the leading cause of non fatal disabling injuries. Not only is chronic pain an issue to our workers physically but also psychologically - 77% of those 100 million are also depressed due to their pain.

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