Back and neck pain

Back pain is most common in the lower back (lumbago), although it can be felt anywhere along the spine, from the neck down to the hips. Sometimes back pain can be caused by an injury or disease such as athritis or ankylosing spondylitis.

Note: Although disablement must be caused by a physical or mental health condition, it is the needs and difficulties that result which will determine entitlement rather than the condition itself. As a result, whilst the case law below may be of assistance, it will be important to also look at the case law relating to the activities and issues that affect you too.

Case law

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