Experiencing the symptoms of a spastic colon, also known as irritable bowel syndrome, can cause a lot of distress and pain in your life. As a result, it can be difficult to go to work let alone perform your required daily work tasks. You may be inclined to call off from work due to the difficulties of a spastic colon but due to the frequency of symptoms, you may end up missing a lot of time from work.

Irritable bowel syndrome, or a spastic colon, brings on serious discomfort and the last thing you may want to do is get out of the bed when dealing with the pain. Due to the nature of irritable bowel syndrome, it can be difficult to deal with on the job. Feeling like you always need to use the bathroom can be highly distracting and even somewhat embarrassing.

It is in your best interest to seek medical attention for these issues especially if they are causing you to use sick time at work. You will likely need a doctor’s excuse from work for such a chronic condition so as not to put your job in jeopardy. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may miss out on several work days until the immediate situation can be resolved and you are no longer experiencing serious pain.

Missing work due to a chronic problem is a situation many workers are faced with. Discuss your issues with your doctor to find the best course of action for getting back to work as quickly as possible. Follow the doctor’s directives and make the appropriate changes to your diet to help speed up the recovery process after a bout of IBS.

If you have chronic medical conditions that cause you to miss work or no longer be able to perform your job duties, contact our experienced legal team for guidance by calling toll free at 888-799-3918 or by using our online contact form for more information.