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Less Pain, Better Outcome?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Aug 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

Researchers have found that one quick way to predict the outcome of spinal surgery is simply to determine how satisfied the patient is afterwards.  Not surprisingly, a patient's satisfaction tends to be based on how much improvement he or she saw.  Level of pain also plays a role. Interestingly, those patients on Medicaid or without any insurance tended to be less satisfied with the their surgeries.  In an era when doctors and health insurers are trying to quantify the effectiveness of various medical procedures, it looks like one very old measure still works: ask the patient how he or she feels. No need for any algorithm or statisticians here. Maybe this is too simple and obvious to work. 

Reduced Pain, Disability Predict Patient Satisfaction.

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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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