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How can a back injury impact someone’s life?

On Behalf of | Apr 18, 2023 | Premises Liability

Slipping and falling may not seem like a big deal initially. However, one single slip and fall incident can actually do enough damage to permanently harm an individual.

When dealing with such injuries, it is important to understand the true impact and lasting damage that back injuries may result in.

Mobility issues

iRise Spine and Joint discusses back injuries after slip-and-fall incidents. Mobility is one of the biggest issues that come from these injuries.

Some people suffer from only a mild degree of impairment, while others may find it difficult to do even simple daily tasks like sitting down or standing up. Needless to say, this can have a massive impact on a person’s ability to go about their daily lives.

Chronic pain

On top of that, many back injury sufferers also suffer from chronic pain. This pain can range from relatively bearable and mild, all the way up to extreme, intense and life-altering.

Chronic pain sufferers also tend to have a higher rate of developing mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, which can also have a steep impact on a person’s overall quality of life.

Trouble maintaining employment

With both of the aforementioned factors at play, many people find that they can no longer work at their previous job because they simply do not have the physical or mental capacity to handle it anymore.

Of course, this creates a major issue as the person also has medical bills to handle. This can create even more undue stress, which can exacerbate injuries and create a cycle that is difficult to break free from.