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More Evidence That Less Is More

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Apr 07, 2015 | 0 Comments

The trend in medical research lately has been towards less treatment.  This seems to be borne out again in a new study from the University of Pittsburgh.  Scientists at Pitt examined the outcomes of older patients with spinal stenosis who opted for physical therapy rather than back surgery. The results indicate that more patients should go the physical therapy route before undergoing the knife.  In some cases, the patients still need surgery. But, they were able to delay getting an operation for up to two years. Given that back surgery is equal parts art and science, it makes sense to turn to that option last. Avoiding, or at least delaying, back surgery can also have significant financial consequences.  If you have spinal stenosis, ask your doctor if you should go through physical therapy long before even discussing surgery. 

New U-Pitt Study On Spinal Stenosis

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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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