Do You Have a Disability Case?
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What Do I Do If I Don’t Have a Diagnosis?

What Do I Do If I Don’t Have a Diagnosis?

In most long-term disability cases, people will experience symptoms long before they receive an official diagnosis. Those symptoms send people to the doctor in the first place, and they can become quite severe before anyone can identify a cause. As it relates to work, that means that you are eligible for long-term disability benefits even if your condition has not yet been diagnosed. In order to receive benefits, you simply need to demonstrate that your medical issues prevent you from doing your job. In that regard, an official diagnosis does not make a condition any more...
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Day In The Life: A Past Car Accident Comes Back to Haunt the Present

Day In The Life: A Past Car Accident Comes Back to Haunt the Present

Milton, 47, owned a hair salon. But despite the success of his business, things had not always gone smoothly for him. Eight years ago, Milton had been involved in a hit and run car accident. He suffered a concussion as well as neck injuries. Although he eventually recovered, his wife recently noticed that he was becoming very forgetful, which was unusual for him. Milton also began to experience cognitive problems. These issues were negatively impacting his daily life at work and at home. Milton’s wife urged him to see a doctor, and he made an appointment to see what may...
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Five Things You Can Do To Help Your Chronic Pain

Five Things You Can Do To Help Your Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be so debilitating it can feel like it dominates every aspect of your life. Here are some steps you can take to deal with your chronic pain. Exercise Although it may seem counterproductive, exercise can help with chronic pain. Exercise produces endorphins, which act on the opiate receptors in our brains. Endorphins help to reduce pain and increase pleasure, causing a feeling of well-being. Ask your doctor about what kinds of exercise might be best for your specific situation. They can give you advice on the best types of physical activities to help...
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It Doesn’t Sound the Same: Nada’s Story

It Doesn’t Sound the Same: Nada’s Story

Nada had fallen in love with music at an early age. But she never realized that life as a professional musician would come with a few occupational hazards. She spent much of her youth going to concerts and cranking the volume on her headphones, and that lifetime of loud noise evolved into tinnitus when she was only 34. The ringing in her ears eventually got so bad that she could no longer evaluate her own instrument’s sound. She knew that she was creating sound, but it was getting more and more difficult to tell whether or not she was in tune. Was she keeping time...
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Unable to Work Due to Severe Back Pain

Unable to Work Due to Severe Back Pain

Simrah, 39, was not a very active person, although she usually managed just fine. Things in her life were going well. Her wife was pregnant, and they were looking forward to welcoming a new baby into the world. Then the pandemic changed everything. With her workplace closed down, Simrah was forced, like many others, to work from home. She didn’t have a good home office setup, so instead, she used an old kitchen chair. It did the job, but it was also uncomfortable to sit on for hours at a time. Working from home was a big adjustment, and it disrupted Simrah’s entire life....
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Side Effects: A Throat Cancer Diagnosis

Side Effects: A Throat Cancer Diagnosis

Viktor felt like his world was ending when he received his throat cancer diagnosis. He always figured that cancer would be something he might have to deal with when he was older, not something he would deal with while he was in good health at only 41. Of course, Viktor didn’t have much time to dwell on his misfortune. He entered treatment immediately and was grateful that his doctors had spotted the problem early. They told him that the throat cancer had not yet spread, and that his prognosis was good and that he should be able to make a full recovery. But that didn’t...