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Chronic Pain: Medication and Treatment Options

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Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Pain can be further classified into two basic categories: i)             Acute pain: This type of pain is believed to be a consequence of a disease, injury or inflammation. This […]

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Disabling Condition: Musculoskeletal Problems

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Disabling Musculoskeletal conditions include muscle and bone impairments causing loss of use, surgical correction of weight bearing joints with loss of use, spinal cord disorders, amputation with loss of use, unhealed fracture of leg/arm bones or loss of use and injury such as burn causing loss of use. Back problems (neck, and/or low back usually) […]

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A Little Back Pain is not enough to Win Social Security Disability

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Because there is so much potential for abuse with people falsely claiming that they are so severely disabled that they cannot work, the Social Security administration has instituted stringent standards for approval for anyone applying for Social Security Disability. Back pain can certainly be a serious medical condition that can make it very difficult or […]

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Grand Mal Seizures Can Lead To Social Security Disability Benefits

Grand mal seizures involve the whole body and a loss of consciousness often occurs along with muscle contraction and stiffness. Grand Mal seizures also called tonic-clonic seizures occur due to electrical disturbances within the brain of a person. The severity and type of symptoms experienced by each person largely depends on the part of brain […]

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Disabling Condition: Neurological Disorders

Conditions covered include epilepsy/seizures (grand mal, petit mal), stroke, brain or spinal cord tumors, brain trauma, Parkinson, cerebral palsy, MS, ALS, MD, peripheral neuropathies. Seizures What is the frequency and duration of your seizures? Are you on medications to control your seizures? Does your doctor take blood to check to see how much of this […]

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Disabling Condition: Respiratory Problems

Respiratory problems that may be disabling include chronic pulmonary insufficiency, asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic pulmonary vascular hypertension, sleep apnea, and lung transplants. Asthma What is the frequency and duration of your asthma attacks? Do you sometimes take a short course of steroids? Do you want to learn more about asthma?  Consider visiting the NIH Asthma […]

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Living with Chronic Fatigue

Many people feel extremely tired from day to day and wonder what they can do to try and fix this problem so they can live a more enjoyable life.  If you are one of these people who are constantly feeling tired or fatigued you may have Chronic Fatigue (CF) Syndrome. What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? […]

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Will Herniated Disc Treatments Make You Well Enough to Return to Work?

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A herniated disc is one cause of extreme back pain which may be so severe that sufferers are virtually bedridden, or reliant on strong prescription medication to be able to function at all. Many people with this kind of severe pain are simply unable to work due to both their pain and limited mobility. In […]

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