If you are disabled and have chronic back pain, these seven types of non-surgical treatment may help.
1. Temperature therapy
Temperature therapy can soothe sore, stiff backs.
Heat is used to dilate blood vessels. This accomplishes two things: it increases the amount of oxygen that blood is able to transport to the back, and it calms muscle spasms. Applied heat also masks sensations of pain....
Anyone can have back pain, but did you know that there are specific factors that increase your risk? See if you fit the profile of someone at high risk for back pain that could lead to disability.
Back pain becomes more common as people get older. For many people, the first instance of low back pain typically occurs when they are between 30 and 40 years old.
2. Fitness level
Researchers supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) recently reviewed scientific literature concerning low back pain and examined both the direct and indirect costs of the problem, as well as the socioeconomic factors that influence it. Here are five key findings from that research that shed light on the subject of lower back pain leading...
We’ve all been there – sitting in the doctor’s office completely unable to remember key facts that he or she needs to know to make a correct diagnosis. Don’t let it happen when your Social Security Disability benefits are on the line – use this checklist to ensure that you receive the right diagnosis for your illness or injury.
1. Be clear, complete, and...
At The Bailey Law Office in Murphysboro, Illinois, I have a few words of wisdom that I find myself sharing with my Social Security Disability Insurance clients on a regular basis. Here is one of the top ten most frequent nuggets:
“Be an active member of your own healthcare team!”
So what exactly does that mean?
Here are a few examples:
asking your doctor questions,
It was recently announced that the Jackson County Health Department and SIH are collaborating to offer a 6-week program for those suffering from chronic illness and their caregivers. See more details below, as well as 5 reasons chronically ill people and their caregivers in the Southern Illinois area should take full advantage of the opportunity!
Start Date: March 8,...
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As enrollment grows, so does our understanding of Medicare. At Bailey Law Firm, we know there are questions that just need answering so we’ve compiled a list for you to better understand your coverage. Much thanks to Medicare.gov for these answers.
Your Medicare coverage
Find out if your test, item, or service is covered. This page includes a link to a list of covered services for people...