The most common and serious workplace injuries involve the spine
“Many workers who suffer from a workplace injury will delay getting treatment in hopes that the problem will simply go away. Normally, the opposite happens and the issue gets worse, as the worker continues to engage in the same everyday activities that caused the injury.” – Stridewell
- Pain that doesn’t go away and interferes with your job and life
- Back or neck muscle spasms
- Numbness or tingling in your back, neck, arms or legs
- Pain that shoots up your arm or down your leg
- Pain that hasn’t gone away from physical therapy or over-the-counter pain killers
Common back or neck problems caused by workplace injuries
Lower back strain
Muscle strains affecting the lower back are often less serious and may go away on their own with proper rest.
Bulging, herniated, and slipped discs
Many workers experience bulging, herniated, and slipped disc problems due to everyday work-related tasks such as heavy lifting, though other physically demanding responsibilities or workplace accidents can cause disc issues as well.
Slips, falls, and other workplace accidents can sometimes result in serious neck and back problems such as fractured vertebrae.
Workplace injuries, stress, or even repetitive office work such as regularly concentrating for hours at a time on a computer or other professional system can cause pinched nerves.
Spinal cord damage
In some industries, the workplace can be a very demanding and even dangerous place. Injuries resulting from severe workplace accidents can often times damage the spinal cord.