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Herniated disk at L5-S1

Herniated disk at L5-S1 I have a herniated disk at L4-5: Did you know that babies are born with 33 separate vertebras (disks), but that as they grow and develop, 9 of these vertebras (discs) at the base of the spine grow together, meaning that most adults have 24 separate discs, and that these disks Read More

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Nursing Home Workers have a dangerous job

Nursing Home Workers have a dangerous job As the attached article points out, working in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility is a job rife with hazards, and with the appearance of the novel coronavirus-these jobs have become even more dangerous. We you aware that according to a study by the U.S. Department of Labor, Read More

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Back Injuries   

Back Injuries             If you work in Alabama and do physical work, such as construction work, production work, Healthcare duties, etc., eventually you will most likely have a job accident and suffer a back injury while performing your job duties.  Most workers who suffer a back injury do not suffer a serious injury, although a badly Read More

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (31) What is an Impairment Rating?

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: (31) What is an Impairment Rating? What is an impairment rating? After suffering a work injury and receiving medical treatment, you will eventually come to the point where your treating physician states that you are as good as you are going to get; this is known as your date of reaching Read More

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Healthcare Workers and Back Injuries

Healthcare Workers and Back Injuries Did you know that healthcare workers suffer job injuries to their back and neck in a greater percentage than any other industries? Healthcare workers (such as nurses, certified nurses’ assistants (CNA), physical therapists, etc) know this, but most workers think that people who work in construction or manufacturing suffer the Read More

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Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) suffer Job Injuries four times higher than all other professions

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs), who provide basic life support services, and paramedics, who also provide advanced life support services, suffer work injuries requiring treatment in the emergency room at a rate four times higher than workers in all other professions in the United States, according to one federal study. It’s not just EMTs who suffer Read More

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Construction workers face higher risk of severe spinal injuries

“This study demonstrates that the construction industry is still experiencing a high burden of work-related spinal trauma, particularly related to falls, despite safety measures being in place.” The most common back injury we see with our clients are herniated discs. A herniated disc (also called a herniated disk, a herniated nucleus pulposus, disc protrusion, disc extrusion, Read More

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