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August 2019 Archives

Is my desk job causing back pain?

Back pain is a common gripe for many adults. This is especially true among people who work in offices, who often experience significant pain and discomfort after sitting in a chair for eight or more hours a day. While back pain isn't necessarily damaging on its own, a sedentary lifestyle can lead to a myriad of health issues, some of which may be serious. The Mayo Clinic explains why work-related back pain occurs and what you can do to mitigate its effects.

What is reconsideration?

The Social Security Administration rejects a large percentage of the initial claims for Social Security Disability benefits in Kansas City. If you receive a rejection, however, you do not need to accept it as final. You have the right to appeal the SSA's decision. There are several appeal levels you might need to go through before your claim is successful. The first of these levels is the reconsideration. 

What if you signed a liability waiver?

A common request you may encounter when participating in many of the activities offered throughout Kansas City is for you (or members of your family) to sign a liability waiver. Such waivers essentially stipulate that if you (or your family member) is injured while participating in the activity, the activity provider cannot be held liable for your injuries. Typically your participation in the activity is contingent on you agreeing to the terms of the waiver. Yet if you do (or do so for a family member) and then you (or your family member) are injured, are they absolutely no options for you to seek legal recourse

Medical housekeepers and medical professionals face similar risks

If you are responsible for cleaning up after doctors and other medical staff at a health care facility in Missouri, you will face the same hazards they face. For that reason, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict regulations related to the decontamination and cleaning procedures. Furthermore, your employer is responsible for your safety, and a part of that responsibility is to ensure that you are aware of the dangers and risks you will face.

Woman's sues after altercation leaves her with a concussion

When the topic of brain injuries is brought up, many in Kansas City might automatically conjure up images of people in persistent vegetative states unable to function on their own. While such conditions are often the result of traumatic brain injuries, there are also many TBI cases whose outcomes are far less severe. Indeed, while many may not realize it, a concussion is also classified as a TBI. Yet most do not view concussions as being overly serious, as those who sustain are often able to recover from them in just a few days (without having to deal with any apparent ill effects). Any injury involving the brain, however, should be viewed as serious, as even something as simple as a concussion can have a dramatic impact on one's life? 

Could your headache be a cerebrospinal fluid leak?

There are many reasons residents of the Kansas City metropolitan area complain of headaches, from allergies to weather changes. However, if you have suffered an injury to your spine or had a spinal medical procedure, your headaches may be something more. You may have a cerebrospinal fluid leak, which can cause debilitating headaches and other symptoms. The following information from the Spinal CSF Leak Foundation may help you determine if you are suffering from a CSF leak.  

What is tennis elbow?

Don't let the name fool you; tennis elbow doesn't only afflict people with an affinity for the sport after which it's named. This condition also impacts people in certain professions, such as painters or people who use hand tools on a regular basis. As repetitive motion continues, tennis elbow will grow worse over time. This leads to significant pain and discomfort, which prevents a person from earning a living in some cases. 

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