Back / Back Pain

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  • Low Back Pain Fact Sheet

    If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States – only headache is more common. Fortunately, most occurrences of low back pain go away within a few days. Others take much longer to resolve or lead to more serious conditions. Acute or…

Pain / Pain Management

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  • Pain: Hope Through Research

    You know it at once. It may be the fiery sensation of a burn moments after your finger touches the stove. Or it’s a dull ache above your brow after a day of stress and tension. Or you may recognize it as a sharp pierce in your back after you lift something heavy. It is pain. In its most benign form, it warns us that something isn’t quite right, that we should take medicine or see a doctor. At its worst, however, pain robs us of our productivity, our well-being, and, for many of us suffering from extended illness,…

Personal Injury and Tort

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  • Car Accidents

    Without any warning, a serious motor vehicle collision can leave you in critical condition and permanently alter the course of your life. If such an unfortunate event happens to you, you deserve to be fully compensated for the physical, psychological, and professional hardship you have experienced and perhaps will continue to bear. To protect your rights it is very important you consult with a qualified attorney who specializes in car accidents as soon as possible. While many attorneys think they can handle your case, it is vital to find a dedicated lawyer who is an expert at motor vehicle…

Psychology

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  • Anxiety Disorders

    Anxiety Disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older (about 18%) in a given year,¹ causing them to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainty. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event (such as speaking in public or a first date), anxiety disorders last at least 6 months and can get worse if they are not treated. Anxiety disorders commonly occur along with other mental or physical illnesses, including alcohol or substance abuse, which may mask anxiety symptoms or make them worse. In some cases, these other illnesses need to be treated before…

  • Depression

    Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad, but these feelings are usually fleeting and pass within a couple of days. When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her. Depression is a common but serious illness, and most who experience it need treatment to get better. Many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment. But the vast majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. Intensive research into the illness has…

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event. When in danger, it’s natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a healthy reaction meant to protect a person from harm. But in PTSD, this reaction is changed or damaged. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they’re no longer in danger.

Work Injury

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  • Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment

    Your health is one of the most precious things you have. Sadly, many of us take our health for granted until it is taken from us by a serious work-related injury. What is even more unfortunate is that after such an injury, insurance companies often either deny claims or prematurely cut off necessary medical care before optimal treatment has been received. If you have suffered an injury on the job, you need strong legal representation to get the best medical treatment, benefits, and financial compensation. Our firm is one of the most admired law firms in California for our commitment…

  • Workers’ Compensation Specific and Continuous Trauma Injuries

    While there are many types of work-related injuries, from a medical-legal standpoint, all these injuries can be placed into two categories. Some work injuries happen suddenly and are due to a specific event such as a broken leg after a fall from a scaffold or a back injury resulting from lifting a heavy object. This type of injury is referred to as a “specific injury”. Other injuries are caused over time as a result of a person’s day-to-day work activities. These injuries include chronic back or neck injuries due to frequent lifting and carrying, carpal tunnel syndrome due to repetitive…

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