It often seems to me that back pain is one of those problems that only seems to come up when people talk about lost productivity in the workplace.
If you didn't know already, you probably should know that back complaints lead to many missed days of work.
This appears to be something that attracts media attention, and it is suggested that it is a problem that costs the economy a lot of money. It seems strange to think, in this context, that few people actually refer to individual patients.
Are their stories surely more important than the broader financial implications? If we are to talk about finances, it is certainly worth noting that sufferers will lose income due to back injuries.
At the very least, you may find that it is incredibly uncomfortable for you to perform normal work. Indeed, you may have already concluded that it is simply impossible to keep doing it. Alternatively, you may find it difficult to continue doing a particular job.
If it is difficult for you to stay in a position for long periods of time, you will quickly find that it really limits your employment options. Hopefully you have an understanding employer. One option available to you will be to seek the help of a specialist.
You may have already seen a local doctor and you might be disappointed that your situation does not improve. It might be a good time to think about alternative options, especially if the pain becomes more and more difficult to manage. I'm not suggesting that you have to do anything drastic.
It certainly seems to me that any form of treatment should simply involve the work done by a qualified professional. In this context, there certainly must be a place for physical therapy to play a role. There is no doubt that the objective must be to produce a sustained recovery. You may need to seek private treatment and may feel that the financial costs are too high.
This is something you will certainly have to think about, although the loss of income that may be associated with continuing on your current path is worth considering.
But you also need to think about your health and what pain levels you may be experiencing right now. Is this a situation that you really want to continue this way? It probably makes more sense to look for solutions now, before things get worse.
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