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Spasmodic Torticollis and Receiving Social Security Disability

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Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that is marked by sustained muscle contractions. These muscle contractions cause repetitive and twisting movements or abnormal postures. Dystonia is also divided into two large categories that are determined by your age at the onset of the ailment. You may have a type of dystonia that is inherited if it starts during your youth. Your signs and symptoms may eventually affect all of your body. The other category of dystonia is when it begins in older adults. This type of dystonia usually affects only one of your body parts. Usually, this is your neck, face or hand. Spasmodic torticollis is one of the kinds of dystonia. This ailment causes the muscles of your neck to contract involuntarily. This results in your head twisting to one side. Spasmodic torticollis is a painful ailment that is also evidenced by your head tilting forward or backward uncontrollably. Fortunately, spasmodic torticollis is rare. It can begin in anyone at any age, which also includes infancy. However, spasmodic torticollis occurs most often in middle-aged women. In fact, it is almost twice as common in women as in men. Doctors do not know why some people develop spasmodic torticollis and others do not. Researchers believe that this ailment may result from a defect in your brain’s capacity to process chemical messages. This is how your brain cells communicate with one another. One of the primary signs and symptoms of spasmodic torticollis is neck pain that can radiate to your shoulders. Other signs and symptoms are: The muscle contractions caused by spasmodic torticollis may cause your head to twist in several different directions. This includes: You or a loved one may have been diagnosed with spasmodic torticollis. This ailment and/or complications that have developed from it or other disorders that you have along with this ailment may be the reason why you or your loved one is disabled and cannot work. You may need help if this is true. You may need financial assistance. You or your loved one may have decided to apply 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 resulted from spasmodic torticollis and/or complications that have been caused by it or other disorders that you have along with this ailment. You may have already applied and been denied by the Social Security Administration. If you or your loved one is intending to reapply or appeal the denial, here is an important fact that you really ought to think about. The simple truth is that people who have a disability attorney in their corner like the one you will find at are approved more often than people who are not represented by a disability lawyer. Please do not wait or put this off until tomorrow. Contact the disability attorney at, today.