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Edward Cremata, D.C. on Manipulation Under Anesthesia: A Safe, Effective, and Cost-Effective Procedure for Suitable Candidates

“Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is a generic term that describes a procedure or set of procedures designed to improve lost ranges of motion due to infiltration of fibrotic and scar tissue. Fibrosis deposition is part of the normal healing process, but can lead to scarring and motion restrictions...

Stephen Levit, M.D. on Spinal Manipulation Under Anesthesia: Is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of its Parts?

“Spinal manipulation under anesthesia is a controversial procedure for allegedly treating spine pain using osteopathic or chiropractic manipulation techniques while the patient is under general anesthesia or conscious sedation,” explains Stephen Levit, M.D. “ Its goal is the relief...

FECA Reform Proposals

A Second Congressional Hearing Provides More Details on a Framework for Legislation The Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, held a hearing on May 12, 2011, about updating and reforming the Federal Employees' Compensation...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (2/4/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Study Examines Relationship Between Health Care Settings, Physical Rehab for Injured Workers . NIOSH...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2014

This list of recent noteworthy cases was compiled by Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC. The long awaited proposed re-write of the VT WC Rules has been unveiled and will be ready for public comment soon. DEPARTMENT DECISIONS Shaffer v First Choice Communications...

Hawaii: Injured Worker Should Receive New Device to Treat Tinnitus

The Supreme Court of Hawaii, vacating a lower court decision, held that substantial evidence showed that a new type of neuromonics device was “reasonably needed” for treating an injured worker’s tinnitus, and that based on this finding, the worker was not medically stable and unable...