Social Security Common Conditions: Back Pain Disabilities

Living With Back Pain

If you’ve ever hurt your back, you know just how debilitating the pain associated with such injuries can be. So it should come as no surprise that one study found back pain disabilities were one of the leading conditions named on Social Security Disability claims today.

How Common Is Back Pain?

The study was published in the British Medical Journal and examined the cases of millions of individuals from around the world, including the United States, who were considered disabled due to mental or physical conditions. Researchers found that one-third of those individuals were no longer able to work, partially or fully, because of back pain.

What Are The Risk Factors For Back Pain?

Injuries and illnesses resulting in back pain were found mostly among agricultural workers. These individuals were found to be at a four times greater risk than other workers of developing back pain. Other factors that were found to contribute to back pain were jobs where heavy lifting, vibrations, forceful movement, or awkward positions are prevalent.

What Should I Do if I Suffer From a Back Pain Disability?

If your back pain prevents you from working, help is available. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we have a team of legal professionals and Social Security Disability lawyers to help you apply for disability benefits and answer any legal questions that may arise along the way. Call us at (800) 477-7315 anytime.

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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.

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