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Back pain causing long-term disability

WE all experience aches and pains from time to time. Whether it was a rough workout or strains from the workplace, our bodies go through a lot on a daily basis. For some individuals, back pain can get severe. In some cases, the pain can get so intense that it can be difficult to get around and manage the pain. In these matters, the pain could be so extreme that it can be debilitating at times.

With regards to back pain, this has become one of the most prevalent body ailments in society today. In fact, it also happens to be one of the main reasons why people transition into long-term disability. In just the past year alone there were twice as many opioids prescribed to manage back pain, four times as many MRI tests ordered, three time more injections administered and four times more fusion surgeries completed.

More and more people are becoming disabled because of their back pain. The reasons for this is because the medical industrial complex has created, promoted and sustained an epidemic in back pain. Data suggests that the healthcare system has exploited back pain as a means to pursue financial gain. This in turn has caused patients to believe that pain, no matter how minor, is not normal and a pill is necessary to treat the pain.

No matter the treatment plan prescribed for a patient, the reality is that many individuals dealing with chronic back pain are unable to live a normal life. The inability to work because of ongoing pain and suffering could cause much financial hardship. Social security disability could help address these matters, assisting with the recovery of disability benefits.

Source: Patch.com, "Back Pain - One of the Main Reasons People Transition Into Long-term Disability," Youngsun Kim, May 8, 2018

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