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A Bulging or Ruptured Disc is a Source of Severe Back Pain

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There are numerous terms which can be used to refer to spinal disc damage, and different doctors will often use different terminology, which can be confusing for patients. A bulging disc may also be known as a herniated disc, or even a pinched nerve. Unfortunately, there is often no exact definition for any particular term, […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Can Relieve Pain, But Not Always

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) affects millions around the globe and has no cure. It is a chronic disease and can affect body organs but the most notable problem areas are joints. There is no single cause known for this health problem. It can affect anybody at any age but chances of having it increase with advancing […]

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Diagnosis and Management of Spinal Pain

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The joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves connected to the human spine are all potential causes of spinal pain. The body can be host to anything from fibromyalgia to rheumatoid arthritis so diagnosing a specific injury or causation is very difficult but necessary before considering treatment options. Most maladies involving the spine or related areas are […]

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Degenerative Disc Disease & Social Security Disability: What Are Your Chances?

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One of the problems with degenerative disc disease and other diseases of the spine is that they are often dismissed by Social Security Disability, even though there is a section under the Listing of Impairments in the “blue book” related to disorders of the spine (which includes degenerative disc disease or DDD). According to Social […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be a Disabling Condition

It is estimated that over 46 million people are suffering from arthritis—and it is also a major cause of disability among adults. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory type of arthritis and often chronic in nature. RA is an autoimmune disease and involves destruction of body’s own healthy tissue by immune cells. It can affect […]

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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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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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