Back Injuries and Counseling

Back injuries and counseling are two common topics in Georgia workers’ compensation.  Also, lumbar pain is the most common work injury.  A recent study notes that low back pain is the leading cause of disability.  Finally, they affect 1 in 10 people and increase with age.

Progressive Care

In a workers’ compensation setting we typically see the same progression of care.  Rest, activity modification, medications, physical therapy, injections, and in some cases spinal surgery.  Also, outside treatments are not approved in the workers’ compensation setting.  A recent study from the UK noted that traditional exercise and manipulation methods coupled with cognitive behavioral therapy for people with chronic low back pain can be helpful.  For sure, having a work injury, pain, and being off work can all influence how people are feeling.  MRI scans can prompt fear and create stress which only continues the cycle of pain.

If you have a work injury that is causing you stress and inhibiting your recovery, contact your lawyer about the possibility of seeking counseling. back injuries and counseling

 

Free Consultation

Complicated laws drive the Georgia workers’ compensation system.  So, contact an attorney to assist you with the work comp system.  Contact Beth Gearhart to speak with an expert workers’ compensation lawyer and learn your rights under the law.

Beth Gearhart is a workers' compensation attorney representing injured workers in Georgia. Gearhart Law Group is a law firm focused entirely on workers' compensation based in Atlanta, GA. Beth Gearhart is a work comp lawyer who represents her clients' needs, and she is often considered one of Georgia's best workers' compensation lawyers. Beth is unique in Georgia work comp because she represented insurance companies for over a decade to learn their practices before switching sides to help fight for the rights of injured workers. Beth is also different because she listens to her clients and truly cares about their cases. If you need a Georgia work comp lawyer, contact Beth Gearhart at Gearhart Law Group.