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Work-Related Cervical or Neck Injury, Pain cont.

Work-Related Cervical or Neck Injury can cause a Herniated Disc from jobs with heavy, repetitive bending, twisting, and lifting as it places extra pressure on the shock-absorbing nucleus of the disc. If great enough, this increased pressure can injure the annulus (the tough, outer ring of the disc). If the annulus ruptures or tears, the material in the nucleus can squeeze out of the disc. This is called a herniation. Although daily activities may cause the nucleus to press against the annulus, the body is normally able to withstand these pressures. However, as the annulus ages, it tends to crack and tear. It is repaired with scar tissue. Over time, the annulus becomes weakened, and the disc can more easily herniate through the damaged annulus.

Changes to drug laws may make workplaces less safe

No matter what a company makes or sells, the first priority in any workplace is safety. When mistakes lead to any sort of painful or debilitating accidents, a company may be found liable for the costs of recovery through workers' compensation payments. These facts were not always the case, as generations of workers had to build to those protections.

Work-Related Cervical or Neck Injury - Degenerative Disc Disease

Work-Related Cervical or Neck Injury causing Degenerative Disc Disease can be from the repetitive stresses and strains of physical job duties over time.  The normal aging process within the intervertebral discs weakens the connective tissues that make up a disc. Over time, the nucleus or jelly doughnut in the center of the disc dries out and loses some of its ability to absorb shock. The annulus or doughy outside of the doughnut also weakens and develops small cracks and tears which the jelly or nucleus can leak through.

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