Can I get Social Security disability for a syrinx? This is a question that you may be asking if you have a syrinx and/or complications resulting from it or other disorders along with the syrinx have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of assistance.
When a cyst or tubular cavity develops in your spinal cord, it is referred to as a syrinx. Over time, a syrinx elongates and expands, which brings about the destruction of the center of your spinal cord.
A syrinx forms when there is an obstruction in the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Normally, this fluid flows around your spinal cord and brain. For reasons that are only recently becoming clear, cerebrospinal fluid goes into your spinal cord and forms a syrinx. There are several medical conditions that can cause this to happen.
Fortunately, a syrinx is rare. It is conservatively estimated that somewhere around 40,000 people are affected by a syrinx in the United States.
There are two major forms of a syrinx. The first is called a communicating syrinx. This type of syrinx forms in the cervical region of your spinal cord.
Water on the brain (hydrocephalus) may occur along with a communicating syrinx. Or, arachnoiditis may develop in conjunction with a communicating syrinx. Arachnoiditis is a disorder where a covering of your spinal cord becomes inflamed.
The second major kind of syrinx is known as a non-communicating syrinx. It forms as a complication of trauma, a tumor, hemorrhage or meningitis. This type of syrinx develops in a segment of your spinal cord that has been damaged by one or more of these conditions.
Depending on the location and size of your syrinx, you may experience a wide variety of signs and symptoms. You may also have various combinations of different signs and symptoms. Some of these are:
HeadachesChronic painDifficulty walkingWeakness in your legsPain in your arms and neckWeakness and wasting of your upper arm musclesIncontinence (loss of bladder and bowel control)Numbness and decreased sensitivity to heatPain and cold in your upper body, shoulders, arms and hands.
As mentioned at the beginning, you may be suffering with a syrinx. A syrinx and/or complications that have resulted from it or other conditions that you have in conjunction with a syrinx may be responsible for your disability and be what is keeping you from being able to work.
As a result, you are in need of financial assistance. You may be thinking about applying for Social Security disability, or you may have already applied and been denied these benefits.
If you are thinking about reapplying or appealing your denial, here is something important to carefully consider. It is an established fact that claimants who have a disability lawyer representing them are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney standing with them.
The thing you should really do is to contact the attorney at disabilitycasereview.com, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Article written by James Shugart
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