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 United States, according to the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA).
In a report from the CDA, about one in three individuals (34%) claiming social security benefits for disability suffered with musculoskeletal ailments, 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 over 32 million people in the U.S..
The report demonstrates an increase in the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in U.S. workers. Between 1960 and 2011, the number of Americans receiving SSDI for musculoskeletal diseases quadrupled.
Increasing rates of these issues are likely the result of an aged working population. In 2012, the percentage of elderly adults claiming disability benefits rose for both private insurers and social security. Now 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 regular, successful work life? Chiropractic could be your answer. With chiropractic, there's no need to miss as much work while you recover from surgery or cope with the side effects of medications. Instead, doctors of chiropractic work to heal work injuries using non-invasive, natural techniques that permit many patients to continue to work as they recover. Arlington, WA chiropractor specializes in diagnosing and treating work injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck pain, and more. Don't let pain negatively impact 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