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Promising New PTSD and Depression Treatment Lessens Symptoms

This new study suggests we may see some advances in the treatment of depression & PTSD coming soon.  With so many soldiers coming home with PTSD it’s encouraging to see the government funding some research that appears to be producing promising results. New therapy lessens PTSD, depression symptoms Marine Corps Times “In a study of […]

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Disability Program Under Attack

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The Social Security Disability program is under attack.  The Wall Street Journal, Newsmax, and other conservative publications began writing about the disability program over the past several months.  Unfortunately, these articles portray the program in a very negative light. The negative articles suggest fraud or abuse within the disability program is common.  Several of these […]

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US Disability Claims Are Rising, Is The Economy To Blame or Is It Aging Baby Boomers?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial support and medical benefits to people who are unable to work due to illness or injury.  These benefits are provided under two programs; Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Social Security Disability claims have risen steadily in the past several years.  In 2008, approximately […]

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Low Back Pain is a Common Complaint & Disabling Impairment

This news confirms something that disabled Americans are well familiar with.  Musculoskeletal injuries and impairments are one of the leading causes of disability.  Within that category of impairments spinal pain is at the top of the list.  Severe lumbar or low back pain is a very common reason why a person is no longer able […]

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Great Article Explains Reasons Behind Growth of Disability Program

Finally, someone offers a reasonable explanation for why the Social Security Disability program is growing.  In large part its due to the population boom from the aging baby boomer generation, and also in part due to rapidly increasing amounts of women in the workplace. Lately, there have been some trying to point fingers at the […]

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