In pain and can’t work? Whether this is a new or chronic problem, work-related or not, Physiatrists are trained to manage issues that may interfere with one’s ability to work.

Low back pain is the leading cause for disability world wide and account for at least one third of work related injuries. This lost work causes financial burden to both the individual and also the employer.

For work-related conditions, we manage work restrictions to try to keep our patients in the work force without inducing further harm. We strive to return to patients to work as safely and quickly as possible.

For more chronic conditions, applying for disability benefits can be very overwhelming. Your doctor can help you determine whether short-term, long-term, or social security disability is appropriate. We assist also by providing medical records and completing necessary paperwork (including FMLA and Social Security Disability evaluations).

– Reference: Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide: Study. Accessed 11/06/2015.