Your lower back pain could lead to disability

On Behalf of | Jul 8, 2022 | Workers' Compensation |

If you have lower back pain that is manageable at the moment but seems to be worsening, it’s important for you to look into finding out why you’re having so much pain and the treatment options available to you. Lower back pain can be a sign of many serious injuries, such as problems with the spinal column, but you could also have something wrong as simple as an issue with your shoes’ arch support.

Without a clear diagnosis, it’s hard to know why lower back pain keeps happening. Without taking action, your pain could worsen, and you could potentially end up with a disabling condition.

Lower back pain: The top cause of disability around the globe

Did you know that lower back pain is so common that it is the top cause of disability around the world? Around 13% of all adults in the U.S. report this kind of back pain.

If you’re hurt at work, you need to let your employer know and seek medical attention. Then, after you know what the issue is, you can seek workers’ compensation to help you cover the cost of treatment, whether you need physical therapy or a surgery to correct the problem.

If your injury can’t be corrected and you’re finding it hard to work, it may be severe enough for you to seek out Social Security Disability benefits, which is another thing to keep in mind. If you’re seeking out care for your pain now, keep track of all documents about your injury. Keep your test results, statements from your medical provider and details about your work injury. Having these details will make it easier for you to make a claim for benefits if you cannot work because of the issue.

You deserve support if you have chronic lower back pain

It can be hard to work or get through your day when you live with chronic pain. You deserve support, so you can get the compensation you need as you seek care. You may be able to seek compensation for lost wages through workers’ compensation or seek out Social Security Disability benefits if your injury is expected to cause a disability for a year or longer.

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