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Self Medicating

The self medicating patient and Diagnosis-by-Exclusion; and why it would be such a concern. If a patient has complaints that are not readily verified, there are three choices: a. Assume the patient is malingering b. Assume other factors are forcing the patient to somatize (emphasize minor physical complaints/sensations) c. Assume that more or repeated diagnostic …

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Obesity and Rehabilitation

Let_s take for example the patient with lumbar injury. He/she may have a lifting restriction of twenty pounds. Yet the patient …
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The Last Minute Bail Out

As they proceed toward settlement, an injured worker, at the very last moment, suddenly asks for another opinion, a change …
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Surprises

Surprises to avoid: There is an abundance of critical information available from the patient if one were simply to ask and …
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