A Deviated Nasal Septum and Receiving Social Security Disability
Your nasal septum is the wall between your nostrils that divides your two nasal passages. Your septum supports your nose and directs airflow. It is made up of a central supporting skeleton that is covered on each side by mucous membrane. The front part of your septum is a firm yet bendable structure that is composed mostly of cartilage. It is covered by skin that contains a good supply of blood vessels. Your septum is composed of thin bone in the back.
Ideally, your nasal septum should be located at the center of your nose where your left and right passageways are the same size. However, it is estimated that 80% of all nasal septums are not in the center of the nose. This means that one side of the nose is wider than the other.
A deviated nasal septum is when your septum is significantly shifted away from the center of your nose. This can lead to the pattern of airflow being altered in your nose. This can result in your narrowed side being blocked, which may result in your sinus opening being blocked and causing chronic sinusitis (sinus affection). A deviated nasal septum can also cause the skin of your septum to become cracked and dry leading to recurring nosebleeds.
A deviated nasal septum can be congenital. This means that it was present when you were born. However, most of the time, a deviated nasal septum is caused by some kind of trauma to your nose that is the result of an accident or injury.
A minor deviated nasal septum may not cause any signs or symptoms. However, if your deviated nasal septum is severe, you may experience signs and symptoms that include:
§ Recurring nosebleeds
§ Sinus infections (sinusitis) that recur or happen often
§ Nasal congestion that is often accompanied with postnasal drip
§ Obstruction of one or both of your nostrils
§ Noisy breathing at night
§ Facial pain, headaches.
You or a loved one may have a deviated nasal septum. This disorder and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it may be causing you or your loved ones disability.
You or your loved one may need help if this is the case. You may need financial assistance.
You or your loved one may be intending to apply for the financial help that you need from the Social Security Administration for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by a deviated nasal septum and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it. Or, have you or your loved one already taken this step and been turned down by the Social Security Administration?
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