Most people do not notice until an injury occurs, but the back is one of the most crucial parts of the body in terms of mobility. People do not realize exactly how many actions make use of parts of the back, including simple actions or even being at rest.
Back injuries can range in severity, with most levels impacting victims in some way. However, back injuries can even potentially put someone’s job at risk.
Cycle of worsening injuries
Cleveland Clinic discusses strains and sprains to the back. Generally speaking, a person should rest after an injury to the back. This is due to the potential damage that unchecked inflammation can cause.
If a victim tries returning to work too soon, they will end up exacerbating the injuries, worsening the pain and prolonging the time it takes to heal. This may result in needing to take even more time away from work.
Missing paychecks and medical bills
This cycle of having to take time off of work, missing paychecks and still having to pay medical bills can take a big financial toll on someone. Unfortunately, some people may even have to let their job go due to an inability to continue maintaining their tasks as usual.
It can also be harder for people with back injuries to find employment elsewhere. Many jobs require the use of one’s back, which puts people who cannot use their back well at a disadvantage.
This could last for weeks, months or even years through the recovery process. For some, these changes may even persist throughout their life. This is why it is important to seek compensation for the initial injury where possible.