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Learn about appealing SSI or SSDI denials for Spondyloarthritis

Arthritis is a disease that involves the joints of your body. Over 100 forms of arthritis have been recognized. There are some kinds of arthritis that also involve your organs and other areas of your body, as well as your joints.  Spondyloarthritis is a chronic (long term), painful, degenerative inflammatory type of arthritis that mainly affects your sacroiliac joints and spine. Spondyloarthritis eventually leads to fusion of your spine.

Do I have Spondyloarthritis?

Spondyloarthritis is considered to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is one in which your own immune system that normally attacks anything foreign that is invading your body, for some unknown reason, mistakenly attacks the tissues and cells of your own body. In this particular instance, spondyloarthritis results in your immune system attacking your joints. Along with this feature of the disease, spondyloarthritis is also similar to rheumatoid arthritis in that they are both inflammatory joint diseases. Spondyloarthritis is known by several other names. It is also referred to as ankylosing spondylitis (AS), Bechterew's disease, Bechterew syndrome, Marie Strümpell disease and Marie Struempell disease. It is fortunate that spondyloarthritis is a rare disease. Somewhere around 0.25% of the population of the United States are affected by spondyloarthritis. Men get spondyloarthritis three times as often as women do. The cause of spondyloarthritis has not been found at the present time. However, genetic factors do seem to play a role in bringing about this disease. People who are born with a gene called HLA-B27 seem to be at a higher risk of having spondyloarthritis. As mentioned above, spondyloarthritis is believed to be an autoimmune disease in which your body attacks itself. However, no one knows why your immune system mistakenly does this.

Risk Factors of Spondyloarthritis

There are risk factors that may increase your likelihood of developing spondyloarthritis. Some of these include:

Spondyloarthritis Symptoms

Spondyloarthritis is a disease that may result in several different signs and symptoms. Some of the beginning signs and symptoms that you may experience with this disease are pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips. Later on, as spondyloarthritis progresses, this stiffness may also involve your shoulders, feet and knees. Eventually, during the advanced stages of spondyloarthritis, possible signs and symptoms that you may experience are: Your doctor will probably ask about your signs and symptoms, do a complete physical exam and want to know about your medical history in order to diagnose your spondyloarthritis. Blood tests and X-rays may also be needed to determine if spondyloarthritis is what you are afflicted with. There is no cure for spondyloarthritis at this time. The goal of treatment is to relieve your pain and stiffness and prevent or delay deformity of your spine and complications. Beneficial results are often obtained with a combination of exercise, physical therapy and medications. Joint replacement surgery may also be an option to consider in severe cases. Is disability that has been brought about by spondyloarthritis and/or complications that have arisen from it or other conditions that you have along with this disease keeping you from working? Are you looking for financial aid?

Appeal a social security disability denial for your Spondyloarthritis

Have you put in a claim for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? Was your claim turned down by the Social Security Administration? If you intend to reapply or appeal the denial, the disability attorney at can be of great help to you. The disability attorney at will work for you.