According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the federal agency that tracks workplace safety, back pain is the second leading cause of workplace injury after hand injuries.
Back injury can include spinal cord damage, pinched nerves, disc damage, fractures, and other serious medical problems. Back pain is usually due to lifting, pulling, carrying, twisting, and other motions. Sometimes one incident can cause the back pain. Other times, back pain accumulates over a period of time.
The spine is made of 24 vertebrae. Between the vertebrae are discs that help the vertebrae move and function properly. When discs are damaged, the vertebrae rub against each other causing pain.
Pain can also be due to muscle damage, pinched nerves, stretched ligaments, and other physical problems.
There are many types of treatment for back pain. The most mild is hot or cold compresses. The most extreme treatment is surgery. Inbetween, your pain management doctors may recommend steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications, and other treatments.
The information is for educational purposes only. Please make an appointment so we can formally review your medical condition.
Workers who suffer back pain should consult with a worker’s compensation attorney for advice on their legal remedies.
Injured workers should feel free to contact our pain management office. We have extensive experience helping injured workers. Our husband and wife medical team helps patients in Langhorne, Levittown, Newtown, Bensalem, Doylestown, Philadelphia and many other locations in or near Bucks County. We can be reached at 215.741.4410