Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is associated with numbness/tingling in the thumb and first three fingers and can also cause weakness in the hand, particularly the thumb.  It is caused by compression of the median nerve, when it is pressed or squeezed at the wrist.   Statistics of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome:…

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Ohio has Imposed Rules that Require Injured Workers to Try Conservative Care including Physical Therapy Before Back Surgery

The State of Ohio has imposed rules that require injured workers to try more conservative measures like Physical Therapy prior to receiving spinal fusion surgeries or prescription painkillers. The Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation rule effective Jan. 1, requires injured workers to undergo at least 60 days of “conservative” care, while avoiding opioids if possible,…

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The Burden of Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Need for Disruption in our Current Healthcare System

An estimated 126.6 million Americans (1 in 2 adults) are affected by a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD), costing an estimated $213 billion in annual treatment, care and lost wages (United States Bone and Joint Initiative). The burden of musculoskeletal conditions is significant in terms of treatment and care, as well as the impact upon of quality…

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Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis Elbow is a common ailment from repetitive activities, involving the wrist and elbow.  The name came from the most common cause – tennis, but weight lifting, painting, welding and house cleaning, are all activities also prone to this condition. Pain is located on the outside of the elbow, just below…

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UPDATE: Telehealth State Approved Legislation

Florida: SB 280: Prefiled Encourages the state group health insurance program to offer health insurance plans that include telehealth coverage for state employees, authorizes the Agency for Health Care Administration to pay for certain telehealth services as optional Medicaid services, and establishes practice standards of care for telehealth providers, among other components. California:  AB 205 :On Governor’s…

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