Aseptic Necrosis and Receiving Social Security Disability
Aseptic necrosis is a disease that comes from the temporary or permanent loss of the blood supply to a part of your bone that results in the death of bone tissue. This can then result in tiny breaks that take place in your bone and the eventual collapse of your bone. If this occurs near one of your joints, it may cause the collapse of the surface of your joint.
Aseptic necrosis can develop in anyone at any age. It may start in children or the elderly. However, it occurs most often in people who are in their 30s, 40s and 50s. Aseptic necrosis affects both men and women. However, it primarily affects men.
Somewhere around one in 27,000 people have aseptic necrosis in the United States. About 10,000 to 20,000 people acquire this disease each year in the United States.
Many of the cases of aseptic necrosis are the result of trauma to your bone, such as a dislocated joint or broken bone (fracture). This is because the trauma results in damage to your blood vessels that bring blood to your bone.
There are other causes of aseptic necrosis. Some of these include:
? Decompression disease (the bends)
? Gauchers disease
? Drinking alcohol to access
? Sickle cell anemia
? Radiation and chemotherapy treatments for cancer
? Taking corticosteroids.
You may not exhibit any signs or symptoms in the early stages of aseptic necrosis, but the disease is progressive. What this means is that it gets worse with the passage of time.
The first sign or symptom that you may have with aseptic necrosis is joint pain. When the pain begins, you usually only experience it when you put weight on your affected joint. You may have pain even when you are at rest as aseptic necrosis progresses. You may also lose range of motion in your affected joint.
The pain usually begins gradually. It can range anywhere from mild to severe. Your pain may dramatically get worse if your bone and the surrounding surface of your joint collapse. Although the period of time from your first signs and symptoms to the loss of your joint function varies from person to person, it is usually anywhere from several months to over a year.
You or a loved one may be suffering from aseptic necrosis. Aseptic necrosis and/or complications that have arisen from it or other disorders that you have along with this disease may have led to the disability of you or your loved one and be the reason why you are not able to work. Contact us today if you feel you need help to receive disability benefits from an experienced attorney.
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