Job hunting tips for people living with a spinal disorder

About 4 million Australians have back problems, over 16% of the population

These include spinal cord disorders, conditions or injuries. These can result in damage to the vertebrae, cause pain, and reduced mobility.

From tumors, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, to ankylosing spondylitis, it can feel limiting to have a spinal disorder. It is possible to find employment with any kind of chronic pain.

It’s important to know your condition or injury does not stop you from enjoying the benefits of work  and living a meaningful life.

If you’re wanting to secure steady employment that’s a good fit for your circumstances, here’s a handy guide on how to look for a job if you’re living with a spinal disorder.

Consider your circumstances

Spinal disorders cover a range of conditions.

If you have scoliosis, for example, the curvature of your spine and the treatments or surgery done can limit your …

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