Is spinal pain keeping you from being fully productive at work? You're not alone: musculoskeletal disorders like chronic back pain and joint pain are the number one cause of worker disability in the U.S., according to the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA). We treat work injuries in Selden and Coram, NY.
In a study from the CDA, roughly one in three workers (34%) claiming social security benefits for disability endured 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 problems in U.S. workers. Between 1960 and 2011, the amount of individuals receiving SSDI for musculoskeletal ailments quadrupled.
Growing rates of these illnesses are likely the result of an aging working population. In 2012, the percentage of older adults claiming disability benefits increased 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 minimize your pain and get back to a normal, successful work life? Chiropractic care could be your answer. With chiropractic care, there is no need to miss as much work as you heal from surgery or cope with the side effects of medications. Instead, chiropractic specialists aim to heal work injuries using non-invasive, natural methods that allow many patients to continue to work as they recover. Coram, NY chiropractor Dr BenEliyahu specializes in evaluating 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