Can Back Pain Can Lead to Depression?

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Back Pain, Depression, and Workers’ Compensation

Back pain in the lumbar region can lead to depression and anxiety.  As a result, it is the most common issue I see daily in my practice.  Unfortunately, all the studies have shown that people with chronic back pain are more likely to experience mental health difficulties.  Chronic low back pain affects nearly 1 in 10 people while back pain affects 8 in 10 people at some point in their lives.  Back pain nearly tripled the odds of experiencing an episode of depression in one study from the World Health Survey, and it doubled the likelihood of psychosis, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and stress.  According to Spine-Health.com, the most common symptoms are the following:

  • Depressed mood, irritable, and overly emotional and dark
  • Loss of appetite, weight loss, and/or weight gain
  • Problems sleeping
  • Restless, agitated, tired, fatigued
  • Low energy
  • Low or decreased drive
  • Issues with memory
  • Continuing thoughts of death and/or suicide

Back pain can lead to depression and anxiety

Back Pain & Workers’ Compensation

A large number of people are injured at work and qualify under the workers’ compensation law.  The law states that anyone hurt on the job can file their injury claim with their employer and receive benefits under the workers’ compensation program.  Unfortunately, the Georgia workers’ compensation process moves very slowly and claims takes months or years to settle when the injured worker is representing themselves.  This can further complicate the symptoms of

depression and anxiety.  If it is determined that your depressive symptoms are related to your work injury, it is possible to obtain treatment.  However, this is very hard to achieve without a workers’ compensation attorney representing you.  The insurance company has no interest in settling a claim regardless of your depression and anxiety.  In some cases, they may try to use those conditions as leverage in their settlement.

Why Hire a Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Worker’s compensation attorneys like Beth Gearhart can reduce delays in the Georgia workers’ compensation system.  It is too difficult to navigate the insurance adjusters alone.  By working with a workers compensation legal expert, you will improve your chances of getting the medical benefits required for recovery to full health.  If the insurance company is dealing with an injured worker, they will use delay tactics to their advantage.  Insurance companies working directly with injured workers stall the process and push injured workers into a depressed state that allows them to more easily negotiate a low settlement.  Hire #1 Georgia workers’ compensation attorney and avoid this happening to you!

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If you have experienced pain in the lumbar region and want to understand your rights as an injured worker in Georgia, contact Beth Gearhart for a free consultation today.  Today, Beth is the best workers’ compensation attorney in the state of Georgia for back pain and spine injuries.  She has successfully settled hundreds of cases dealing with these issues and helped her clients reach mutually beneficial settlements.  Beth listens and cares about her clients and will work hard for their rights as injured workers.  In conclusion, contact Beth Gearhart today and learn your options.  She is the best worker’s compensation attorney and fights for all insured workers.

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Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

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D. Evans

Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!

Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

Highly recommend Beth for WC claims! I was ALWAYS able to talk to her when I called and she responded to my emails very quickly. She was able to get us a very fair amount and did not just tell us what we wanted to hear, she was very honest! Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

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B. Atwater

Highly recommend Beth for WC claims! I was ALWAYS able to talk to her when I called and she responded to my emails very quickly. She was able to get us a very fair amount and did not just tell us what we wanted to hear, she was very honest! Would have given her 10 stars if possible!

It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time.

I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

R. Draine

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R. Draine

I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

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Client Testimonial

From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.
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By |2018-07-20T17:12:10+00:00August 12th, 2017|Back Injuries, Blog, Georgia Workers Compensation Lawyer, Workers' comp back surgery|Comments Off on Can Back Pain Can Lead to Depression?