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Neurological Disorders

Neurological conditions include any disorder or disease which affects the central or peripheral nervous system such as the cranial nerves, autonomic nervous system, brain or spinal cord, or their surrounding muscles.

There are a wide variety of neurological disorders which can be extremely debilitating including strokes, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, infections, brain trauma, epilepsy, Alzheimers Disease, dementia, and Parkinsons disease.

Because there are an estimated 600 different types of diseases which can affect a persons nervous system the treatment options vary widely. Treatment will also depend on the severity of your condition and whether you have impaired motor, sensory or postural issues. Unfortunately, patients who suffer from a neurological condition often have other impairments which must also be considered when a treatment plan is developed. Common treatments for a neurological condition include surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and physical therapy.

The SSA will evaluate your neurological condition under the 11.00 Neurological listing in their SSA Listing of Impairments. Conditions evaluated under this listing include epilepsy (convulsive and nonconvulsive), Central Nervous System Vascular Accident, brain tumors, Parkinsons Disease, spinal cord or nerve root lesions, peripheral neuropathies, spinal cord degeneration, Myasthenia Gravis, degenerative disease not listed elsewhere, Muscular Dystrophy, Anterior Poliomyelitis, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntingtons Chorea, Friedreichs ataxia, and spino-cerebellar degeneration, cerebral trauma, and Syringomyelia.

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