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Work-Related Back Injury

Work-Related Back Injury

Work-Related Back Injury

What you Need to Know About Work-Related Back Injury


Citimed of New York, experts in work-related back injury, offer board-certified neurosurgeons in New York to perform thousands of minimally invasive work-related back surgeries and procedures that include Laser Disc Repair and the Deuk Spinal Fusion.

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders that result in days away from work most commonly involve the back alone. In 2016, musculoskeletal disorders affecting the back accounted for 38.5 percent of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders (134,550 back cases out of 349,050 total cases). Back injuries were prominent in work-related musculoskeletal disorder cases in 2016. TED

Most Common Work-related Back Injuries

The most common work-related back injuries are:

1. Slips, trips, and falls:

  • Slipping on a wet or damp floor
  • Tripping
  • Fell from ladder, rooftop, or skyscraper construction zones

2. Overexertion Work-Related Back Injury:

  • Back injury from improper lifting
  • Lifting heavy items by hand
  • Chronic repetitive work with no breaks

3. Spinal Disc Herniation:

A spinal disc herniation is a common work-related injury in which the shock-absorbing cushion-like structure that is located between adjacent spinal bones (known as the intervertebral disc space) becomes displaced, or moved, from its normal location.

Spinal disc herniation is often found in the low back. This is because the lumbar spine tends to bear most of the brunt of the body weight as it transfers from the head down through the spine. As such, the structures that make up the low back— including the discs — are vulnerable to injury.

Work-related Back Injury… Now What?

An essential thing for employees to understand is that if they are hurt on the job, they must promptly report the accident to a supervisor and in writing if possible. Some states demand written notice to the employer, while others allow verbal messages. Employees should report any work-related back injury in writing to a supervisor.

Are you a worker who is experiencing low back pain?  You aren’t alone! A recently published article from NIOSH reports that more than 1 in 4 (26%) working adults experience low back pain. Some groups of workers have more pain than others. For example, workers in construction occupations are more likely to experience low back Read More >

What Doctor Should I See After Work-Related Back Injury in New York?

Emergency Medicine Physician
Primary Care Physician

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