Low back pain medication addiction is an all to pervasive and entrenched problem nationwide. As a recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted, some of the most innovative approaches for fighting painkiller addiction are coming from the workers compensation industry.
Low back pain is a constant companion for many workers compensation injured workers with a serious low back or lumbar injury. Neurogenic or mechanical lumbar, or cervical, pain too often become a problem for injured workers. In general, pain is the primary reason 75 percent of patients seek emergency treatment in hospitals and urgent care centers.