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Discogenic pain- Back pain without visible structural disc damage

Discogenic pain: Back pain without visible structural disc damage

So, where is the back pain coming from? There is a possible explanation for this mysterious back pain. Interestingly, research has brought evidence showing that back pain, in particular low back pain, can be independent of nerve compression as frequently seen in disc herniation, but originate directly from the disc itself due to local inflammatory …

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ALA QLD Conference 2021

ALA QLD – Conferencing in a post COVID world

ALA QLD – Conferencing in a post COVID world. Lex Medicus had the pleasure of attending and exhibiting at the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) Conference in Queensland on the Gold Coast earlier this year. The first face-to-face large scale conference of the new era after the cancellation of all the usual conferences in 2020. Even …

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Sport related concussion

Sport related concussion: definitions, diagnosis, management and legal implications

Sport related concussion: definitions, diagnosis, management and legal implications   The Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Medical Association published a paper in January 2017 to define sport related concussions and provide recommendations to be implemented in sport settings to reduce the incidence of concussions. The ultimate goal of the article is to define …

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Pain Specialist, Dr Peter Blombery on chronic pain and pain measurement

Defining pain Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage”. There are two broad categories of pain – (i) acute pain, which occurs with trauma and usually gradually resolves, and (ii) chronic …

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Disk Herniation - Lex Medicus Publishing

The enormous impact of disk herniation in client compensation

Disk herniation of the spine represents a frequent example in compensation cases addressed by personal injury lawyers and insurers such as WorkSafe Victoria and Traffic Accident Commission (TAC). We believe the description of this pathology with a detailed explanation of the treatments provided will be useful to better address a client’s claim. Disk herniation is …

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Compartment Syndrome - Lex Medicus Publishing

Wine and negligence seminar – Compartment Syndrome

Our inaugural Wine and Negligence seminar was hosted at our South Yarra conference suite, with Mr Thomas Kossmann speaking on Compartment Syndrome. We had over 30 attendees joining Lex Medicus from a diverse range of law firms, insurance companies and medical specialities. Mr Kossmann’s discussion included the definition, diagnosis, management, case studies and negligence claims …

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Brain death - Lex Medicus Publishing

Brain death

What is brain death? Implications for misdiagnosis and organ transplantation   Demonstrating brain death in a severely ill patient is a difficult task, but an essential one to determine whether an individual is qualified to receive life-saving medical care or whether any form of treatment is obsolete. This distinction is particularly relevant when a patient is …

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