Is spinal pain affecting your efficiency at work? You're not alone: musculoskeletal disorders like lower back pain and joint pain are the main cause of work absenteeism in the United States, according to the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA).
In a report from the CDA, about one in three people (34%) claiming social security benefits for disability suffered with musculoskeletal issues, along with 30.7% of workers making private insurance claims in 2013.
The CDA study includes data from workers claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and data from 19 major insurers who insure over 32 million people in the U.S.
The report shows a growth in the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions in U.S. workers. Between 1960 and 2011, the number of Americans receiving SSDI for musculoskeletal issues quadrupled.
Increasing rates of these problems are likely the result of an aging workforce. In 2012, the percentage of elderly adults claiming disability benefits increased for both private insurers and social security. Currently 57% of individuals claiming private insurance disability benefits are over 50 years old. Overall 54% of claimants are female.
So, how can you reduce your pain and get back to a typical, productive work life? Chiropractic care could be your answer. With chiropractic, there is no need to miss as much work while you recuperate from surgery or cope with the side effects of medications. Instead, doctors of chiropractic work to heal work injuries using non-invasive, natural remedies that permit many patients to continue to work as they recover. Oakleigh, VIC 3166 chiropractor specializes in evaluating and treating work injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck pain, and more. Don't let pain interfere with 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