THE COST OF LOWER BACK PAIN
The New Zealand direct public expenditure costs $327 million per year treating lower back pain.
However, the estimated costs including loss of income and productivity is much higher at an estimated 2.6 billion per year.
Lower back pain results in loss of motivation, fatigue, injuries, absenteeism, reduced productivity and performance.
Exxovantage’s wearable exoskeletons suits reduce lower back and musculoskeletal disorder including herniated disc.
¹Source: Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, 2020