Nonopioids and Pain Relief

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/well/live/for-arthritis-pain-tylenol-works-as-well-as-opioids.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement

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Whether a work comp injury or chronic pain in a Social Security Disability case, the Judges are looking at long term use of opioids.

Addiction and Social Security Disability

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/25/science/fda-medication-assisted-therapy.html?hpw&rref=health&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

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Social Security will often use drug and alcohol abuse as a reason to deny people disability benefits. Evidence of treatment can be used to prevent this from happening. Make sure that you see a doctor or go to a treatment facility to help your case.

Healthcare: A dilemma for the injured and disabled

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/health/obamacare-premiums-medicaid.html?hpw&rref=health&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

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You must have health coverage to get the treatment needed to prove your disability for Social Security. Often you must have your own health coverage while you fight the Workers’ Compensation insurance company. It is not easy to find health coverage.

Broken Bones and Social Security Disability

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/well/bone-fractures-broken-hip-osteoporosis-drugs-treatment-diagnosis.html?ribbon-ad-idx=5&rref=health&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Health&pgtype=article

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Severe osteoporosis may result in standing and walking limitations. This could lead to a finding of disability.