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Even a minor brain injury can be a huge problem

Many residents of Columbia, Missouri and outer Boone Country probably recognize that a person who has suffered a severe brain injury and is comatose or unable to perform basic life functions is disabled. However, what some Columbia residents might not fully appreciate is that even what experts call a mild of moderate traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can potentially give rise to successful SSD claims.

Can a repetitive motion injury qualify me for disability?

A repetitive motion injury can affect Boone County residents with little regard to what occupation they work in. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome can have a profound impact on an office worker's ability to type, making it difficult if not impossible for him or her to perform the basic tasks of a job.

Congressional subcommittee reviews wait time problem

As Boone County residents who are currently in the midst of SSD appeals know, the wait time for a person to get a hearing before an administrative law judge is too long, so long, in fact, that the problem has attracted national attention, including the ongoing scrutiny of Congress. This Missouri Social Security disability blog has been following this story and continues to do so.

Different types of back injuries

Although the most severe type of back injury is an injury to the spinal cord, which can leave a person paralyzed and unable to move, much less work, there are many other types of back injuries that can significantly affect Columbia, Missouri, residents such that they may not be able to hold down a job.

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