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Is back and neck pain affecting your efficiency at work? You're not alone: musculoskeletal disorders like back pain and arthritis are the number one cause of work disability in the United States, according to the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA). If you are suffering at work, call our Cleveland, OH office at (216) 830-2225 today.
In a report from the CDA, around one in three people (34%) claiming social security benefits for disability struggled with musculoskeletal issues, along with 30.7% of workers making private insurance claims in 2013.
The CDA report examine 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 an increase in the prevalence of musculoskeletal ailments in U.S. workers. Between 1960 and 2011, the number of individuals receiving SSDI for musculoskeletal ailments quadrupled.
Increasing rates of these issues are likely the result of an aging workforce. In 2012, the percentage of elderly adults claiming disability benefits rose for both private insurers and social security. Today 57% of private insurance disability claimants are over 50 years old. Overall 54% of claimants are female.
So, how can you decrease your pain and get back to a normal, thriving work life? Seeing a chiropractor could be your answer. With a chiropractor, there is no need to miss as much work while you heal from surgery or deal with the side effects of drugs. Instead, chiropractic specialists aim to cure work injuries using non-invasive, natural techniques that let many patients to continue to work as they recover.
Dr. Tony Wyrwas specializes in evaluating and treating work 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 our Cleveland office a call to start your recovery today!
The 2013 council for disability awareness long-term disability claims review. Council for Disability Awareness.