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October 2014 Archives

Social Security judges sometimes make inaccurate decisions

In the SSDI application process, it is important for applicants to put together an accurate application from the beginning to ensure the Social Security Administration has sufficient information to make an accurate decision. Even when an applicant puts together an accurate application from the start, the decision doesn’t always come out right.

SSDI for chronic back pain

Millions of Americans suffer from some form of back injury or pain, some types of which can be very debilitating. Back pain is notoriously difficult to treat, with many sufferers having to be content living with low-grade pain for the rest of their lives. Because of this, many neurologists have fallen into prescribing powerful painkillers.

Study shows link between PTSD and food addiction

Post traumatic stress disorder can be a serious condition which has quite disruptive effects on the life of one who suffers from it and on his or her family. Readers are aware that many of our vets have post traumatic stress disorder, and that the condition can be debilitating in some cases. Many people with the condition end up developing addictions to distract themselves from difficult memories, thoughts and feelings.

Wounded warriors may be able to have SSDI application expedited

Last weekend, President Barack Obama presented a new memorial to honor deceased and wounded soldiers, as well as their families and caretakers. The name of the memorial is The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which calls to mind not only the lives lost to military service, but also the physical and psychological wounds soldiers bring back with them.

SSDI not always available to injured Americans, so plan accordingly

Disability is not something most people likes to think about, and in fact many Americans don’t adequately plan for it by purchasing disability coverage. This is unfortunate, because the risk of becoming disabled during one’s working years is not insignificant.

Back pain: something many Americans just have to live with

Back pain is among the leading causes of disability in America, and one of the most common ways to treat the condition is by the use of prescription painkillers. This is all well and good as far as it goes. Trouble is, it might not go that far. According to a recent document by the American Academy of Neurology, opioid painkillers are not ultimately that effective in improving the day-to-day functioning of those with back pain.

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