Workers Comp Back Injuries
The back/spine is one of the most used structures in the human body. It consists of a complex series of bony structures, discs, ligaments, muscles, tissues and nerves. Many times, through over-exertion or unexpected incidents, injury is caused to the spine. The most common workers comp back injuries occur when too much stress and pressure on the spine cause the discs between the bony structures in the spine to bulge and put pressure on the nerves running through the spine, causing pain.
Twisting while bearing weight and also improper lifting both can easily lead to a permanent back injury. It is very important to always protect your back, lift with your legs and wear a back brace. No one will think less of you.
If you do suffer a workers comp back injury, it is important to seek medical treatment right away. Many times, workers comp back injuries can lead to a deterioration of the spine, causing further permanent damage down the road including painful arthritis. it is imperative that you get medical care even if you feel fine shortly after the injury.
Many times, the beginning treatments through workers comp are simply inadequate to prevent lifelong injury. You need someone to fight for your health and good medical practitioners in your corner if you are going to try and recover from an injury. In addition to protecting yourself I will also help you determine if your injuries qualify for workers compensation benefits.