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 arthritis 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.
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- Application of activity 10 - ‘consciousness during waking moments’
-  UKUT 287 (AAC)
Whether mobility problems affecting ability to reach a toilet quickly can be taken into account / need to properly explore a person’s ability to ‘repeatedly mobilise’
-  UKUT 151 (AAC)
- Mobility problems affecting ability to reach a toilet quickly / meaning of ‘change in clothing’
-  UKUT 34 (AAC)