According to a new international study that was published in The Lancet Journal, across the globe, musculoskeletal disease is the number one cause of disability.
The biggest cause of disability across the world was back pain, while osteoarthritis was the fastest growing cause of disability. Georgia Social Security disability lawyers find that conditions like arthritis and back pain dramatically reduce a person’s ability to return to his job, increasing his dependence on disability benefits.
The findings of the study are being promoted by the Bone and Joint Decade, which is an international initiative to raise awareness about the severe cost of musculoskeletal conditions. The initiative is aimed at making these conditions a public health priority in many countries.