Case Study: Back to the Future

A. Richey

Ms P is a 59 year old woman who reported back problems as a result of her long term employment as a manager in a busy office environment. She is being assessed for whether her back problem is still a work related condition.

Renovations took place in the office in which she was employed many years prior, and Ms P willingly contributed to the renovation work. While pulling up carpets and moving heavy furniture she developed back problems. She was treated by a doctor for this issue soon after.  Due to ongoing back pain Ms P often had trouble moving and frequently needed to lie on the floor for some relief. She was at times absent from work for many weeks. I...

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