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Machado-Joseph Disease and Receiving Social Security Disability

The word “ataxia”, comes from a Greek word, “a taxis” that means incoordination or without order. Ataxia means a lack of coordination or without coordination. Ataxia can refer to a sign or symptom of incoordination that is associated with injuries, infections, other diseases or degenerative changes in your central nervous system. Ataxia also refers to a group of specific degenerative diseases of your nervous system. These are called sporadic and hereditary ataxias. The reason ataxia causes problems with your coordination is because if affects the parts of your nervous system that controls balance and movement. Ataxia can affect your hands, fingers, arms, body, legs, eye and speech movements. Machado-Joseph disease is an extremely rare hereditary type of ataxia. It is also referred to as spinocerebellar ataxia type 3. Machado-Joseph disease affects your central nervous system. This is especially true of the areas that control the movement coordination of your facial muscles, eyes and limbs. This disease is characterized by the progressive and slow degeneration of areas of your brain that are involved in motor coordination. An unusual thing about Machado-Joseph disease is that it is not named after the researchers who discovered it in 1972. It is named after William Machado and Antone Joseph who were the patriarchs of the families in which the disease was first described. Machado-Joseph disease can occur in anyone of any ethnic background. However, it is most common in people who are of Azorean or Portuguese ancestry. There are several signs and symptoms that you may experience with Machado-Joseph disease. These include: You or a loved one may have Machado-Joseph disease. Machado-Joseph disease and complications that have resulted from this disease may have led to you or your loved one’s disability and need for financial help. You or your loved one may intend to apply for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability caused by Machado-Joseph disease and complications that have resulted from this disease. You or your loved one may have already taken this step, and your application was denied by the Social Security Administration. If you or your loved one is planning on reapplying or appealing the denial, you really ought to think carefully about this important fact. The fact is that people who have a disability lawyer standing with them are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability attorney. Please do not hesitate or put this off. Contact the disability lawyer at Disability Case Review, today.