Is spinal pain affecting your efficiency at work? You're not alone: musculoskeletal disorders like lower back pain and arthritis are the number one cause of work disability in the United States, according to the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA).
According to a study from the CDA, roughly one in three workers (34%) claiming social security benefits for disability suffered with musculoskeletal disorders, along with 30.7% of workers making private insurance claims in 2013.
The CDA report includes data from workers claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and data from 19 major insurers who insure more than 32 million people in the U.S..
The report demonstrates an increase in the prevalence of musculoskeletal ailments in U.S. workers. Between 1960 and 2011, the number of men and women receiving SSDI for musculoskeletal disorders quadrupled.
Growing rates of these conditions are likely the result of an aging working population. In 2012, the percentage of elderly adults claiming disability benefits rose for both private insurers and social security. Currently 57% of private insurance disability claimants are over 50 years old. Overall 54% of claimants are women.
So, how can you reduce your pain and get back to a normal, rewarding work life? Seeing a chiropractor could be your answer. With chiropractic, there's no need to miss as much work as you recuperate from surgery or deal with the side effects of drugs. Instead, chiropractors aim to cure work injuries using non-invasive, natural therapies that let many patients to continue to work as they recover. Beaverton, OR chiropractor 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 do 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