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Heart Disease: Understand How The Social Security Administration Evaluates These Claims

Did you know that the term heart disease covers a number of different medical conditions? The Social Security Administration has a listing of impairments under heart disease that covers the following cardio vascular conditions:Hypertensive heart disease Ischemic heart disease Coronary Artery Disease Arthemias Congenital heart disease Peripheral Artery Disease Valvular heart disease Heart transplants Chronic heart failure CardiomyopathyIf you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions and your physician has advised that you are unable to work, you should immediately apply for Social Security Disability benefits.The Social Security Administration will evaluate your heart disease claim using the five step sequential evaluation. If you have a heart disease that...

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The Secret to Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Osteoarthritis

Did you know that osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and is characterized by a progressive deterioration of the cartilage that lines your joints. That will cause your bones to rub against each other. Ouch, that can be very painful. Osteoarthritis effects weight bearing joints such as knees, backs and hips.Your doctor may diagnose you as having osteoarthritis based on your physical examination, history of your symptoms, and x-rays.Your doctor may prescribe painkillers, anti-inflammatory and other medications, including injections to help you with your pain and improve your flexibility. Unfortunately, many people suffer from side effects of anti-inflammatory...

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Learn How Easy it is to get Social Security Disability Benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that can affect the entire body and it is caused by an abnormality in your immune system. One of the common characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis is inflammation of the lining of your joints. That will cause pain, stiffness, redness and even swelling.The inflamed joint lining which is called a synovium, will release enzymes into the joint space that over time will digest the bone and cartilage. That will cause your joint to lose your shape, alignment and function. It commonly results in joint pain and deformity of the joint.Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that can...

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Celebrities Join Social Security Administration Advertisements

George Takei and Patty Duke are now being used as advertising figures in the Social Security Administration new marketing campaign.The two celebrities are joining forces in a new campaign to help the Social Security Administration promote its online services as an easy and secure way for people to do business with the agency. You can view all the videos on the Social Security website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/psa-video.html .The videos are a spin on Star Trek and a car dealership....

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Do You Recognize the Warning Signs of Gout and Your Entitlement to Social Security Disability Benefits?

Gout is caused by high level of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is a waste product that is removed from your body by the kidneys in the form of urine. Unfortunately, if your kidneys fail to secrete the uric acid, those levels can cause a uric crystal formation in your joints and tendons. Those crystals can be the source of inflammation, pain and tenderness and can damage your joints and connective tissue. That can result in a restricted range of motion and extreme pain.It is not uncommon to see gout in your big toe, wrists, elbows, knees and...

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If You do not Understand Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits as a Result of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, You will Hate Yourself Later

Did you know that carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS, is a repetitive strain injury of the carpal tunnel area of your wrist. What happens? The connective tissue in your wrist becomes enlarged and inflamed resulting in the pinching of a nerve that runs from the tunnels of bones to ligaments in your write to the fingers of your hand and the base of your thumb.That pinching will cause:A sensation or tingling, burning and even numbness in your fingers. Loss of dexterity of your hand and grip strength. Locking of your finger joints. Swelling and inflammation of your fingers. PainIt is not easy to win...

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See How Easily You Might Be Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain

Back pain can be caused by a number of conditions. For example, back pain can be caused by:An indefatigable disc injury such as a herniated disc. Injuries to ligaments and joints of your spine. Nerve irritation that causes you tingling and numbness down your buttocks, legs and even into your feet.Did you know that low back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under age 45? Statistics show that at least 4 out of 5 adults over 50 have low back pain at some point in their lives.If you have a herniated low back disc or injury to your spinal...

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If You Don’t Get Treatment while Your Social Security Disability Claim is Pending, You Will Hate Yourself Later

If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration will require you to show on going medical treatment. But what happens if you lose your health insurance coverage while your St. Petersburg Social Security Disability claim’s process is pending?We have, in St. Petersburg, a number of free clinics, a low income clinic and a health department.If you have a long history of treatment with a medical provider, your doctor may allow you to continue with medical treatment while you are filing for Social Security Disability benefits and are uninsured.Don’t let the loss of health insurance coverage...

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Are You Making a Mistake By Not Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits if You Have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD, is a general term for lung disease that can include conditions like chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic asthma. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema cause excessive inflammatory process that leads to changes in your lung structure and can permanently obstruct your airflow. Unfortunately, both are permanent conditions that worsen over time. COPD also increases the workload of the heart. Since you have difficulty breathing, the amount of oxygen that goes to your blood may be reduced and that causes your heart to work even harder.If your doctor has told you that you are unable to work as...

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