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
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
As you work, you also pay into Social Security, and those benefits can be used for more than just yourself if life throws a terrible curve ball in your direction. Knowing who can receive benefits from your Social Security payments can become a critical piece of information, so here’s a quick rundown of how Social […]Read More
When considering disability claims, the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a guide called the Blue Book or Listing of Impairments, a comprehensive index that lists all conditions and severities that qualify as disability conditions. If your claim meets a Blue Book listing, and is determined to be severe enough, you will likely qualify for benefits. […]Read More
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