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Osteoarthritis and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), amount 15 million adults have arthritis or related conditions such as osteoarthritis arthritis. Unfortunately, having osteoarthritis does not guarantee that you are entitled to disability benefits. Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease of the hands, knees, hips and spine. It primarily effects adults age 55 years or older. Physical therapy and medication can control the pain osteoarthritis but, joints in your hands, hips or knees become non-functional. Replacement surgery may be the only alternative. If your doctor has told you that you are unable to work as a result of osteoarthritis, you should...

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Arthritis and Depression and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention notes that there are 15 million adults who have arthritis or other related conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, or gout. A new national study shows that 1/3rd of people with arthritis also experience anxiety or depression. You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if you suffer from arthritis with anxiety or depression. The combination of physical or mental impairments are just one example of complex medical conditions that may entitle you to Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Disability benefits are a federally mandated disability insurance programs that operates separately from...

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Controlling Diabetic Neuropathy and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

  Diabetic neuropathy is caused by high blood sugar that injures the nerves and blood vessels throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy can cause tingling, constant burning in the feet or sharp pain or even extreme sensitivity to touch making standing on your feet unbearable. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, one of the most important things that you can do is keep your blood sugar as close as possible to your daily and long term targets. Four other ways that you can help control diabetic neuropathy include: 1.      Controlled blood pressure; 2.      Stop smoking; 3.      Stay active; 4.      Slim down. There are also prescription medications available...

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Stroke Robot Therapy Can Help Retrain Your Brain

If you suffered from a stroke, robotic technology using robot devices to assist your impaired limbs with performing with regular motions may help you regain strength and function. One of the leading centers in the United States is the Emory MBNA Stoke Center at the Emory Clinic. Robotic assisted therapy can be an effective alternative to help those with stroke recover If you have suffered a stroke and your physician has told you that you are unable to work, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Disability Administration doesn’t make it easy for those who have had...

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Three Things that Every Social Security Disability Applicant Must Consider

The Social Security Disability claim’s process is confusing, lengthy and frustrating. 70% of applicants are denied at the initial stage and it’s important for first time applicant to be fully prepared and understand the Social Security Disability claim’s process. Nancy Cavey, Pinellas Park Social Security Disability attorney, has these three tips for initial Social Security Disability applicants: 1. Go online and review the Social Security Disability application. Gather your medical, pharmacy, and employment information before you begin completing the Social Security Disability application. 2. Be honest. You are going to be asked questions about your ability to work and the severity of your...

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Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits because of Hand Pain

There are many illnesses or injuries that can cause painful hand conditions. These can be due to: 1. Nerve damage or neuropathy 2. Radiation therapy to combat cancer 3. Diabetes that effect the nerves in your limbs 4. Multiple Sclerosis that cause the nerves in the hands to become damaged 5. Raynaud's Syndrome which starves the hand of blood and oxygen 6. Carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have hand pain, you should consult with a medical specialist who will help determine the cause of your pain. A neurologist can test the sensitivity of your hand to discover what nerves are involved and may recommend an EMG, a...

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Tampa Social Security Disability Lawyer Explains the New Compassionate Allowances for Social Security Disability Applicants

The Social Security Disability application process can be challenging for many. However, 52 newly announced Compassionate Allowances for disability benefits should speed up the process. These allowance conditions will go into effect in August of 2012. A Compassionate Allowance Program fast tracks disability decisions for Social Security Disability applicants who have neurological disorders, cancers and rare diseases. You still must qualify for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability benefits under the Compassionate Allowance Program. The new 52 conditions increase the total to 165. The 52 new conditions include cancers, brain disorders, rare genetic disorders, early on set Alzheimer’s and immune system...

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Coronary Artery Disease and Stenting

Did you know that the common practice of inserting a stent in to narrow artery has “no benefit over the standard medical care in treating of single coronary artery disease” according to a study, summarizing 8 random trials comparing percutaneous intervention and traditional methods of treatment. In a percutaneous coronary intervention, a surgeon will insert a mesh tube made of metal into an artery that has become barrowed by accumulated plaque. The tube expands to hold the artery open, where the blood flow is restricted. These stents are filled with medication that help keep the artery open. Despite the wide spread popularity...

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Social Security Disability Benefits and Drugs that Cloud Your Brain

One of the many questions that you are asked in the Social Security Disability claim process is what medication you are using. Many people are unaware that pain killers, antihistamines, and various other medications can adversely effect brain functions. These drugs are called Anticholinergics can effect the action of Acetylcholine which is a chemical messenger with a range of functions in the body including memory function and cognitive function. Anticholinergics drugs can be cumulative and, according the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, researchers found that “those taking more than one Anticholinergics drugs will have lower cognitive function than those that are not...

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The Truth About Social Security Disability Judges

There are over 1,500 Administrative Law Judges in the Social Security Administration that hear Social Security Disability appeals. There is a huge backlog of cases. Unfortunately, there are judges at both ends of the spectrum. Some judges award disability benefits more than 85% of the time, while there are other judges that deny benefits 80% of the time. On average, judge’s award benefits to roughly 60% of their decisions. While a criminal investigation has been launched on the former ALJ David B. Daughtery in Huntington, Virginia who awarded benefits in every case he saw in the first six months of 2011, that’s the exception...

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