You’ve been having chronic pain for ages. It hits you hardest when you’re on the job. You’re starting to panic and you need reassurance.
You reach for your phone. And say to it: “Ok Google, is degenerative disc disease work related?”
Luckily Google brought you here, where the expert team of Work Injury Lawyers at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo have assembled the definitive answer to your question.
If you currently suffer from arthritis, you might be at risk of developing degenerative disc disease in the future. As most people already know, arthritis specifically refers to joint inflammation. But, what most people aren’t aware of, is that a work injury that aggravates or accelerates your arthritis can progress into a condition called degenerative disc disease. And, in other cases, degenerative disc disease can even be caused by a back injury.
However, degenerative disc disease technically isn’t classified as a disease at all – it actually refers to pain that is caused by a damaged disc. Believe it or not, it’s very possible to have a herniated disc and not even know it, which can lead to extremely dangerous health conditions.