If I asked you to name the top reasons people miss work, what would you guess?
A seasonal illness, perhaps? Childcare, eldercare, even stress would probably make the list, right? They’d all be correct. But there’s an even bigger one…
Would you guess back pain?
Back pain is one of the most popular reasons for missed work, second only to the common cold, according to some studies.
That’s pretty terrifying, considering we’re literally talking about the backbone of our existence. Your back is central to pretty much anything you want to do every single day.
When it’s overcome with pain, you’re rendered practically useless.
At any given time, 31 million Americans are suffering from low back pain, and up to 80% of us will experience a back problem in our lifetime.
If you’re one of them — and, the numbers suggest you are — local research studies and clinical trials may help. You could be compensated up to $900, depending on the number of study visits required.
These studies help doctors discover better ways to treat low back pain. Plus, you could receive study medication and study-related care at no cost to you.
The study is open to men and women ages 18 or older who suffer from low back pain.
Click here and submit your information to check your eligibility for this clinical trial. If you qualify, you’ll be able to pick from a list of research facilities in your area.
And if you change your mind, there’s no obligation to participate.
Your Turn: Do you experience low back pain or know anyone who does?
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Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).