By Pat Anson, Editor
Back pain, sciatica, arthritis and other diseases of the musculoskeletal system are the leading cause of long-term disability in America, according to a new report on disability claims released by the Council for Disability Awareness (CDA).
Nearly one in three disability claims (30.7%) filed with private insurers in 2012 involved pain.
The CDA collected claims data from 19 major insurers, including Aetna, Mutual of Omaha, Sun Life, MetLife and Prudential, who provide disability insurance to more than 32 million workers.
Last year, CDA member companies paid over $9.4 billion in long term disability claims to 662,000 individuals who were prevented from working because of an illness or injury. While the dollar amount paid to disabled workers rose slightly in 2012, the number of workers receiving disability payments fell by about 2% from 2011, reversing a multi-year trend upwards.
Read more at National Pain Report.
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