Work related back pain can have an impact in the normal well-adjusted families. Spouses and children often take over family responsibilities once carried on by injured worker. The impact of limitations can result a restructuring of family and social roles, relationships, and self-identities. In addition, these impacts have led to depression and anger among the injured workers and to stress and strain in family relationships. Unlike the effects on work, many of these results are not valued in the workers’ compensation, and as a consequence, are less visible. They are important and more attention should be focused on social structural factors such as the provision of medical services and social support to reduce the impact of chronic back pain on family members.  If you suffer from work comp back pain and need answers fast – call me 24/7 –Don Kaufman (970) 947-1776 I understand and will fight for you.

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