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Getting Social Security Disability for Cranial Dystonia

Can I get Social Security Disability for cranial dystonia? If you are asking this question, it is probably because you have this disorder, and it and/or complications resulting from it or other debilitating conditions that you have along with it are why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. filing-for-disability-in-america Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that is indicated by sustained muscle contractions. These sustained muscle contractions bring about repetitive and twisting movements or abnormal postures. There are several different kinds of dystonia. Focal dystonia is one of the forms of dystonia. Localized part Focal dystonia involves a localized segment or part of your body. In most instances, focal dystonia affects your neck, vocal cords, hand and/or arm, eyes or mouth and/or jaw. The movements or muscle contractions produced by focal dystonia are involuntary and may be very painful. There are also several forms of focal dystonia. These forms are determined by the area of your body that is involved. Cranial dystonia is one of the kinds of focal dystonia. Cranial dystonia is dystonia that involves any muscle above your neck. It may affect your tongue, mouth, eyes or jaw. Opening and closing Cranial dystonia is characterized by difficulty in opening and closing your mouth. It also may result in making chewing and speech extremely difficult. There are a number of signs and symptoms that cranial dystonia may cause. These signs and symptoms may be extremely mild, or they can be very severe. Some of these include: Tightening and pursing of your lips Pain in your jaw Your jaw being pulled shut or open Clenching or grinding your teeth (bruxism) Problems speaking Speech that is breathy Slurred speech or drooling Difficulty swallowing Your tongue being pulled back, up or down Your jaw being pulled open or shut Problems eating Uncontrollable blinking. The exact cause of cranial dystonia is not known at the present time. However, it has to do with dysfunction of the basal ganglia of your brain. Cranial dystonia can develop by itself, in which case it is a primary condition. It may also be brought about by other things, such as drug exposure or certain ailments like Wilson’s disease. In these instances, it is a secondary disorder. Again, you may have cranial dystonia. The disorder and/or complications that have resulted from it or other debilitating ailments that you have along with it are why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. You may have applied for the financial assistance you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security Disability. Was your claim denied? Important fact If you are thinking about reapplying or appealing your denial, consider this important fact. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney standing with them. The right thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Please do not delay. It is far too important. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+