50% of US adults suffer from musculoskeletal disorders (MSKs) each year. This, in one way or another, has directly impacted your business.

Think about the employees that have missed work due to MSKs. Not only are they in physical, and likely emotional, pain, but this also puts a financial strain on the workers and on your business. Think about needless testing, dangerous and invasive surgeries, and the implications of painkillers. Your employees are paying for those, and health insurance isn’t helping them get the actual care they need.

Your employees are hurting, and this is hurting your bottom line. MSKs are a threat to business performance, a threat to business profitability, and the #1 contributor to wasted healthcare spending and one of the highest contributors to group health and workers compensation insurance cost.

Let’s look at the statistics:

  • There are 130 million outpatient, hospital, and emergency room visits related to MSKs annually in the US.
  • Up to 70% of all workers compensation claims are due to MSKs,
  • Every year, there is an estimated $45-$54 billion spend on MSKs- including compensation costs, lost wages, and lost productivity.
  • MSK mismanagement wastes 25-45% of the total MSK medical care spending,

You need a proactive approach to help your employees and your business. Schedule a consultation with Proactive MSK today to set up a strategy to turn your current MSK spend into long-term savings while helping your employees move better and feel better.


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2001. Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace: Low Back and Upper Extremities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10032.