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Common causes of back injuries

| Mar 7, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

One of the most vulnerable parts of a person’s body is their back. The back is the home of the spinal cord, arguably the most important network of nerves in the body. It also has a large number of muscles, ligaments and bones, all of which can cause a great deal of pain if injured.

There are a number of things that can cause a Charlotte resident to suffer significant back pain. In many cases, just one contorted movement of the body can strain one’s muscles and ligaments enough to cause serious discomfort and other complications. In other cases, repeated motion can have the same effect.

Sometimes, over time, the soft material, called a disk, that pads one’s vertebrae, the backbones, from pushing on one another can swell or even burst out of its casing, causing pain and irritation of the nerves nearby.

There are some things North Carolina residents can do for themselves to prevent back pain, like maintain a proper diet and get regular exercise. However, many back injuries are caused by the type of lifting and moving a person simply has to do at their job.

No matter how hard one may try to practice good lifting techniques, a worker can still easily hurt their back at work. Sometimes, an injury may happen over time, mainly because the person does the same thing day in and day out.

After a back injury, a Minnesota worker may be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits for medical bills and lost wages. However, doing this can involve some legal processes that can be hard for anyone unfamiliar with the system to understand. Professional legal help is available.

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