Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) and Social Security Disability
Will I be able to get Social Security Disability for diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)? You are probably asking this question because you are afflicted with this disorder, and it and/or complications resulting from the disorder or other disabling conditions in addition to it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Arthritis is a disorder that involves inflammation of a joint and is evidenced and usually accompanied by swelling, restriction of motion, stiffness, pain and changes in structure. Rather than being a single disease, arthritis is a complex disorder that is used to refer to more than 100 separate conditions that can develop at any age of life.
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is regarded as being a type of degenerative arthritis. However, unlike usual degenerative arthritis, DISH is characterized by unique, flowing calcification along the sides of the vertebrae of your spine.
In addition, unlike typical degenerative arthritis, DISH is also associated with tendinitis (inflammation) and calcification of tendons where they attach to bone. DISH brings about stiffness in your upper back and can also affect your neck and lower back.
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis does not result in any signs or symptoms in many instances. However, in addition to places along your spine, DISH can affect several areas of your body. This may include your hands, elbows, shoulders, hips, heels, ankles and knees.
The areas of your body that are affected by DISH are what determine the signs and symptoms you do have. Possible signs and symptoms include:Difficulty swallowing or a hoarse voiceLoss of range of motionTingling and numbness in your legsTenderness where ligaments attach to bonesPain when your affected area is pressed onStiffness you will probably experience most in the morning.
In rare cases, serious complications can result from large bone spurs that form in your neck or elsewhere in your spine because they compress your spinal cord.
The cause of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis has not yet been discovered. However, researchers do think that there are risk factors that may increase your likelihood of getting the disorder. Some of these are:Having diabetes or other conditions like prediabetes, hyperinsulinemia or obesityBeing over the age of 50Being a manLong-term use of certain medications that are known as retinoids (chemical compounds related to vitamin A).
Again, you may be afflicted with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. DISH and/or complications resulting from it or other debilitating conditions in addition to it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Have you applied for the financial assistance you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security Disability? Were you denied?
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Article written by James Shugart
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