Degenerative Disc & Joint Disease
Back and neck pain can be seriously painful and disabling conditions. Often they are the result of injuries that cause degenerative disc or degenerative joint disease. When degenerative disc or joint disease results from an occupational injury or illness, the worker may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits under South Carolina law.
Degenerative disc or joint disease may be caused by a sudden traumatic injury or by performing the same tasks over and over for a long period of time. When the same joints move repeatedly in the same manner hour after hour, day after day, they may simply wear out.