For hundreds of years, we have amused ourselves with jigsaw puzzles. Did you know the first jigsaw puzzles date back to 1760? That’s hundreds of years we’ve spent trying to fit all the sky pieces together. But jigsaw puzzles still play a role in our lives. For example, Social Security Disability claims can be like […]Read More
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disorder making it hard to breathe normally and maintain normal blood oxygen levels. It is also a progressive disease, meaning there is no cure for COPD. In addition to severe breathing problems, people with COPD also suffer recurring respiratory infections, fatigue, chest pain and swelling in the […]Read More
Scoliosis typically emerges in children who develop an abnormal “S”-shaped curve to their spine. In most cases, scoliosis remains mild and does not prevent children from being physical active. Some may need to wear a corrective back brace until their bones stop growing. Rapidly progressive scoliosis may require spinal fusion surgery or insertion of rods […]Read More
Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is a chronic condition that is thought to be caused by a defect in the lining of the bladder. However, many of the specifics of IC aren’t well-known to doctors. Those who have IC may not experience very much relief from their symptoms throughout the day, making it difficult to complete tasks. […]Read More
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a repetitive motion disorder interfering with normal functioning of the wrist, hand and fingers, causing pain, numbness, burning sensations and inability to move the hand without pain. A large nerve extends down the arms and through wrists via a “carpal” tunnel. When this nerve swells and rubs against the bony […]Read More
A genitourinary disorder affects the genital and urinary organs. Examples of genitourinary disorders that could interfere with a person’s ability to work are kidney failure, testicular cancer, bladder cancer and nephrotic syndrome. Other kinds of chronic genitourinary disorders listed in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book include hypertensive neuropathy (damage to the kidneys caused by […]Read More
Endocrine disorders involve dysfunctional glands comprising the endocrine system (thyroid, ovaries, testes, pituitary, pancreas, adrenal) that produce too much or too little hormone. Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and diabetes are examples of commonly diagnosed endocrine disorders. Less common are pituitary gland disorders like Cushing’s disease, hyperprolactinemia and pituitary tumors. A hormonal imbalance may be so severe that […]Read More
Although it is unusual for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to pay you more benefits than you are due, mistakes do happen. When overpayment does occur, you can expect the SSA to notify you of the issue. Along with a notification, the SSA will explain what will happen next to correct the discrepancy and notify […]Read More
Graves’ disease is the most common type of hyperthyroidism, responsible for anywhere from 50 to 60 percent of the 500,000 of the cases diagnosed in the US each year. It can occur in patients of any age or sex but is most commonly found in women over the age of 20. This unique endocrine disorder […]Read More
The Social Security Administration (SSA) does grant benefits for people who are suffering from Parkinson’s disease (PD) under certain conditions. To qualify for benefits, you must meet the criteria established by the SSA for parkinsonism, or Parkinsonian syndrome—the collective term for the various symptoms commonly associated with Parkinson’s disease. What Are the Symptoms of Parkinson’s […]Read More
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