Intracranial Aneurysm and Receiving Social Security Disability
Intracranial aneurysm is a thin or weak spot on a blood vessel in your brain that bulges out and fills up with blood. The type of intracranial aneurysm that occurs most often has the appearance of a round berry that is connected to your artery by a tiny neck.
Intracranial aneurysm is something that you may not realize that you have as long as it remains small and does not rupture or cause other problems. In fact, it may be undetected for an indefinite period of time because it may not cause any signs or symptoms.
Intracranial aneurysm can be big enough to exert pressure on your surrounding brain tissue. Or, intracranial aneurysm can burst (rupture) at a weak point in the wall of your artery. When this happens a part of your brain is flooded with blood. A ruptured intracranial aneurysm may become life-threatening and need immediate medical attention.
Intracranial aneurysm occurs most often in people who are between the ages of 35 and 60, although they can develop in anyone at any age. Women are more at risk for this condition than men.
Intracranial aneurysm is a condition that about 15 million people have or will have in the United States. Estimates are than 1 in 15 people will have intracranial aneurysm at some point in their life. Fortunately, less than 30,000 of these aneurysms will rupture.
Intracranial aneurysm does not always cause signs and symptoms. If it does, possible signs and symptoms are:
§ Decrease in your ability to concentrate
§ Paralysis, numbness or weakness on one side of your face
§ Problems with perception
§ Difficulty with thinking or thought processing
§ Complications involving your speech
§ Sudden changes in your behavior
§ Difficulty with short-term memory
§ Defects in your peripheral vision
§ Loss of balance and coordination.
If your intracranial aneurysm ruptures, you may have these signs and symptoms:
§ Nausea and vomiting
§ Fainting or loss of consciousness
§ A stiff neck or neck pain
§ Loss of sensation
§ Pain above and behind your eye
§ The worst headache you have ever had
§ Sensitivity to light
§ Dilated pupils
§ Blurred or double vision.
You or a loved one may be afflicted with intracranial aneurysm. Intracranial aneurysm and/or complications that have resulted from it or other disorders that you have besides this condition may have brought about you or your loved ones disability and inability to work.
Because of this condition, you may need help. You may need financial assistance.
You or your loved one may be considering applying for the financial help that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability that has been brought about by intracranial aneurysm and/or complications that have been caused by it or other disorders that you have besides this condition. You may have already applied and been denied by the Social Security Administration.
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