Is spinal pain keeping you from being fully productive at work? You're not alone: musculoskeletal disorders like chronic back pain and arthritis are the number one cause of work disability in the U.S., according to the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA).
In a study from the CDA, around one in three workers (34%) claiming social security benefits for disability struggled with musculoskeletal ailments, along with 30.7% of workers making private insurance claims in 2013.
The CDA report analyzes data from workers claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and data from 19 major insurers who insure more than 32 million Americans.
The report reveals a growth in the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in U.S. workers. Between 1960 and 2011, the number of men and women receiving SSDI for musculoskeletal issues quadrupled.
Growing rates of these illnesses are likely the result of an aging working population. In 2012, the percentage of older adults claiming disability benefits rose for both private insurers and social security. Currently 57% of adults claiming private insurance disability benefits are over 50 years old. Overall 54% of claimants are women.
So, how can you lessen your pain and get back to a normal, thriving work life? A chiropractor could be your answer. With a chiropractor, there's no need to miss as much work as you heal from surgery or deal with the side effects of medications. Instead, chiropractic specialists work to heal work injuries using non-invasive, natural treatments that allow many patients to continue to work as they recover. Nashville, TN chiropractor specializes in evaluating and treating work-related injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck pain, and more. Don't let pain negatively affect your ability to perform well at your job! Pick up the phone and give us a call to start your recovery today!
The 2013 council for disability awareness long-term disability claims review. Council for Disability Awareness. http://www.disabilitycanhappen.org/research/CDA_LTD_Claims_Survey_2013