The Leading Cause of Work Injury

Is spinal pain affecting your ability to be productive at work? You're certainly not alone: musculoskeletal disorders like lower back pain and joint pain are the number one cause of work disability in the US, according to the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA).

The Work Injury Report

According to a study from the CDA, about one in three individuals (34%) claiming social security benefits for disability suffered with  musculoskeletal ailments, along with 30.7% of workers making private insurance claims in 2013.

The CDA study includes data from workers claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and data from 19 major insurers who cover over 32 million people in the United States.

The report demonstrates a growing prevalence of musculoskeletal problems in U.S. workers. Between 1960 and 2011, the amount of men and women receiving SSDI for musculoskeletal issues quadrupled.

Increasing rates of these diseases are likely the result of an aged workforce. In 2012, the percentage of elderly adults claiming disability benefits increased for both private insurers and social security. Now 57% of private insurance disability claimants are more than 50 years old.  Overall 54% of private insurance claimants are female.

Work Injury Care in Florham Park, NJ

So, how can you decrease your pain and get back to a normal, rewarding work life?  Seeing a chiropractor could be your answer. With chiropractic, there is no need to miss a substantial amount of work as you heal from surgery or deal with the side effects of drugs. Instead, chiropractic doctors aim to cure work injuries using non-invasive, natural remedies that allow many patients to work as they recover. Dr. Rivano can evaluate and treat work injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, neck pain, and more.

Remember, you shouldn't let pain interfere with your ability to perform well at your job! Pick up the phone and give Rivano Chiropractic Health Center a call to start your recovery today!


The 2013 council for disability awareness long-term disability claims review. Council for Disability Awareness.