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Just Take Away The Pain And I'll Get Around OK

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Sep 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

I suppose this one is no surprise: when researchers asked back suffers what they wanted most, the answer was clear: relief from pain. The other option for the survey respondents was better mobility. The vote was not even close. 79% said they would prefer relief from pain to being able to move more freely.  I think the results would have been the same for almost any malady: most people are going to want to make the pain stop before they think about other improvements.  What is the value in being able to stand or walk or even sit if you are in pain?
These results should matter most to the doctors who treat chronic back pain. According to the study, unlike patients, doctors think improving mobility is more important.  Does this mean that back doctors will shift their focus away from increasing mobility and towards pain relief? Maybe. But, then, doctors are not the group most open to taking suggestions. With ever-increasing regulations on the use of opioid medications, I suspect doctors are going to focus even less on pain relief than they did before.  The DEA is not going to demand to see their records if the doctors are prescribing PT and not Percocets. No doctor ever lost her license for recommending a few dozen sit ups or yoga.

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John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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