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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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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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Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Can Make Someone Disabled

A joint is a structure which allows the meeting of two bones and it allows for the movement of different body parts.  Arthritis is defined as inflammation of a joint.  Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints.  RA may also affect other body organs in addition to just joints. Rheumatoid arthritis [...]

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Spinal Stenosis Can Be a Disabling Medical Condition

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Spinal stenosis refers to a medical condition that is characterized by narrowing of the spine in the neck or the back region which compresses the spinal cord or any of the spinal nerves. Individuals suffering from spinal stenosis are often noted to suffer from symptoms such as numbness or pain in the back, thighs, buttocks, [...]

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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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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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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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Spinal Stenosis Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Spinal stenosis refers to a condition characterized by narrowing of the spaces within the spine or the backbone. The spinal cord and the spinal nerves lie in the space within the spine and narrowing of this space leads to compression of the spinal cord or the spinal nerves. Numbness, pain, or weakening of the lower [...]

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