Can I Get Social Security Disability for Brachial Plexitis
Can I get Social Security disability for brachial plexitis? You are probably asking this question because brachial plexitis and/or other debilitating conditions that you have in conjunction with this syndrome are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Your brachial plexus is a network of nerves that originate in the region of your neck. These nerves branch off to make up most of the nerves that control sensation and movement in your upper limbs. This includes your shoulder, arm, hand and forearm. Your median, ulnar and radial nerves have their origin in your brachial plexus.
Your brachial plexus can be hurt by stretching, pressure or cutting. This is due to the fact that it is extremely fragile. In fact, if you sustain a severe injury, it is possible to actually tear the nerves of your brachial plexus out of their roots.
Brachial plexitis is a syndrome that brings about inflammation of your brachial plexus, even though it appears like you have no injury to your shoulder. Brachial plexitis is evidenced by extreme shoulder or arm pain, which is followed by weakness and numbness.
The main sign or symptom of brachial plexitis is the sudden onset of severe, burning pain that goes across your shoulder and upper arm. This burning pain may also radiate (move) down your arm and into your hand.
Brachial plexitis may also produce other signs and symptoms. Some of these are:Muscle wasting (atrophy)Muscle weaknessIntense, burning, spontaneous pain that often occurs for no seeming reasonNumbness (hyperesthesia) and paralysis that occurs in the muscles of your affected shoulder, which in rare instances may involve your fingers and hand.
The signs and symptoms that you experience with brachial plexitis are usually unilateral, meaning you only have them on one side of your body. However, the syndrome can be bilateral, involving both sides of your body.
The signs and symptoms of brachial plexitis may continue for a few months. Or, because brachial plexitis is a syndrome, signs and symptoms may continue for many years.
While no one knows the exact cause of brachial plexitis, some researchers believe that brachial plexitis could be an autoimmune condition. An autoimmune condition is one in which your immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues and cells of your own body.
There are instances when brachial plexitis develops after surgery. It also may occur after an injection like tetanus, allergy or diphtheria, or an infection with Lyme disease.
Again, brachial plexitis and/or other debilitating conditions that you have in conjunction with it are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
You may have applied for Social Security disability and been denied. If you are thinking about appealing your denial or reapplying, consider this simple fact. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one here at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than people who are not represented by an attorney.
The right thing to do is to contact the disability 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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