Getting Social Security Disability for Brachial Plexopathy
Will I be able to get Social Security disability for brachial plexopathy? The reason why you are probably asking this question is because brachial plexopathy and/or other disabling conditions that you have along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
The vast communications network that transmits information from your central nervous system (brain) and spinal cord to every other part of your body is your peripheral nervous system. Sensory information is also sent back to your spinal cord and brain by your peripheral nervous system. This includes things like your hand is cold or your foot is burned.
Peripheral neuropathy is the medical term that is used to refer to any type of damage to your peripheral nervous system. When your peripheral nervous system is damaged, interference takes place between these vital connections and your brain.
There are over 100 types of peripheral neuropathy. Every one of these forms of peripheral neuropathy has its own particular pattern of development, signs and symptoms and prognosis (outcome).
Brachial plexopathy is one of the many types of peripheral neuropathy. Brachial plexopathy is evidenced by pain and decreased movement or sensation in your arm and shoulder.
Brachial plexopathy may produce several signs and symptoms. These include:Muscle flaccidity and wastingPain in your shoulderNumbness of your hand, arm or shoulderWeakness in your wrist, hand, shoulder or arm Abnormal sensations, pain, burning or tingling as determined by the location of the area where you are injured.
Brachial plexopathy is usually brought about by some type of nerve damage or problem. Specifically, brachial plexopathy occurs when there is damage to your brachial plexus.
Your brachial plexus is a network of nerves that starts near your neck and shoulder. Your brachial plexus exercises control over your hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow. The way your brachial plexus does this is by directing signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm and hand.
In most instances, damage to your brachial plexus results from radiation therapy, a direct injury to the nerve, pressure coming from tumors in the area or stretching injuries that include birth trauma. Brachial plexopathy may also result from:Exposure to toxins, chemicals or drugsBirth defects that put pressure on the area of your neckInflammatory illnesses, such as those that are brought about by an immune system problem or a virusAn injury to your brachial plexus that occurs as a result of a car accident or contact sports like football, wrestling or hockey.
In some cases, no cause can be found for brachial plexopathy.
Again, brachial plexopathy and/or other disabling conditions that you have along with it may have resulted in you being disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Have you applied for the financial assistance you need from the Social Security Administration?
If you were denied and are planning on appealing your denial or reapplying, consider this. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than people without an attorney.
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Article written by James Shugart
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