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Category Archive: Back Injuries

Hospitals Fail to Protect Nurses from Injuries

You probably don’t think of nursing as a dangerous profession. But each year, more than 35,000 nurses, orderlies and nurses assistants suffer back and arm injuries that are serious enough that they have to miss work, according to surveys from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A recent NPR series found that…

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Treating Injured Workers: Chiropractic care may be covered

We round up our series of tips for healthcare professionals treating injured workers with some information about chiropractic care and mileage reimbursement. Injured workers who must travel 20 miles or more roundtrip for medical care are entitled to collect $0.55 per mile. Special consideration also is given to employees who are totally disabled. Chiropractic treatment…

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Recovering From Back Surgery May Take Longer Than You Think

After suffering from pain for weeks or months after an injury from a car or a work-related accident, many people look forward to the relief from pain that back surgery will provide. Being able to return to normal, everyday activities, such as lifting a box, driving a car, or sitting or standing for long periods…

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Back Health: More surgeries for treating back pain, back injuries

In our last installment of the Deuterman Law Group’s Back Health blog series, we highlighted some of the commonsurgeries for treating back injuries. Those included laminectomy, discectomy and IDET. Today, we take up where we left off with a discussion of other surgical treatments for back pain, namely spinal fusion, artifical disc replacement and radio…

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Back Health: Common Surgeries For Treating Back Pain, Back Injuries

While many back injuries can be treated with rest, physical therapy and/or anti-inflammatory medication, some injuries are best treated with back surgery. The prospect of back surgery can be frightening and confusing, to be sure. Surgery and other treatments may involve risks and complications and require extended recovery time. In this installment of the Deuterman…

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Back Health: Understanding back sprains, soft-tissue injuries, bulging discs and herniated discs

Oh my aching back! I don’t know a single person who hasn’t uttered that phrase at some point in life. So you know that a back injury can be extremely painful. It can happen – snap your fingers – just like that. And when you injure your back, it can stop you in your tracks…

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Your Guide to Back Health and Back Injuries

Many people throughout their lives will suffer from back pain, resulting from a variety of causes and injuries. Understanding the medical terminology doctors use in diagnosing and treating the causes of back pain can be confusing. While its always your right to ask your doctor for clarification, some patients may not feel comfortable asking a busy physician…

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Recovering from a back injury

Associated Press reporter Andrew Welsh-Huggins writes about his experiences with a back injury and his successful — though lengthy — recovery. It’s an interesting article that shows just how debilitating back injuries can be. The writer, a distance runner, outlines his long recovery and also highlights some of the realities of back injuries: The most…

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Back pain at work: Strategies to prevent aches

Found a useful article in the MayoClinic.com site called “Back pain at work: Strategies to prevent aches, pains and injuries”. The page also has links to other related back pain topics that may be of use.

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