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Parietal Lobe Epilepsy and Receiving Social Security Disability

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Epilepsy is a word that may scare you. The word “epilepsy” comes from a Greek word meaning “to possess, seize or hold.” Epilepsy is a medical disorder that has been greatly misunderstood. People with epilepsy are not “crazy”, and this condition is not contagious. At any given time, about 50 million people have epilepsy worldwide. About 2.5 million of those people with epilepsy are in America. Over 180,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every year. Epilepsy usually begins in children or people over age 65, but it can begin at any age. Epilepsy is actually a group of related disorders that are evidenced by recurring seizures. These related disorders may have widely different signs and symptoms, but they all involve episodic abnormal electrical activity in your brain. Epilepsy disrupts the transmission of electrical signals in your brain. When this happens a seizure takes place. Your parietal lobe is situated right behind your frontal lobe. It plays an important part in the integration of sensory information, visuospatial processing (visual perception of spatial relationships among objects) and touch perception. If you are right-handed, your parietal lobe plays a role in mathematical skills, language and planned movements like writing. Parietal lobe epilepsy is seizures that begin in the parietal lobe of your brain. It is a relatively rare kind of epilepsy. Parietal lobe epilepsy accounts for about 5% of all epilepsy. There are several different signs and symptoms that you may have with parietal lobe epilepsy. Some of these are: §  Visual hallucinations and illusions §  Language problems like difficulty reading, doing simple math or understanding language or spoken words §  Somatic illusions like feeling like a part of your body does not belong or is missing, or feeling like your posture is distorted §  Feeling physical sensations of tingling and numbness, pressure, electricity or heat §  Pain that moves in a pattern from your face to your hand, then up your arm and down your leg §  Vertigo, a sensation that your environment is spinning or moving. You or a loved one may have been diagnosed with parietal lobe epilepsy. This disorder and/or complications resulting from or other disabling conditions that you may have along with it may be the reason why you are disabled and not able to work. If this is your situation, you may need assistance. You may need financial help. You or your loved one may be thinking about applying 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 parietal lobe epilepsy and/or complications resulting from or other disabling conditions that you may have along with it. You or your loved one may have already tried this option and been denied by the Social Security Administration. If you or your loved one is considering reapplying or appealing the denial, think about this. The truth is that people who are represented by a disability attorney like the one you will find at Disability Case Review are approved more often than people who do not have a disability lawyer on their side.