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Study reveals syndrome combining Parkinson’s and fibromyalgia

Published on August 17th, 2019 by Web Master

An Israeli research study found that some people with Parkinson’s disease, also referred to as PD, also have fibromyalgia, or FM, creating a unique syndrome. Many of these patients are women who also have depression or anxiety. This group tends to use more pain medication and more antidepressants as well as smoke cigarettes at a […]

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SSA may change rule allowing consideration of English proficiency

Published on July 1st, 2019 by Web Master

Since 1978, Social Security Administration regulations have recognized that a Social Security Disability Insurance applicant’s inability to speak English impacts whether there are jobs the person can do. In the SSDI (and Supplemental Security Income, or SSI) application process, English proficiency as part of educational background is weighed along with physical and mental limitations caused by […]

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June is PTSD Awareness Month: Honoring our clients with PTSD

Published on June 4th, 2019 by Web Master

At our law firm, we work with clients who have post traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, a serious disorder based on severe symptoms that manifest from previous trauma like that experienced in combat or disaster or from abuse or violence. We work hard to help PTSD claimants gather evidence the Social Security Administration requires […]

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Working with doctors is important when applying for SSD

Published on March 7th, 2019 by Web Master

It’s extremely important to work with your doctors when applying for Social Security Disability benefits. This is especially true if your benefits application has been denied and you are filing an appeal. Your doctors will help convey the severity of your condition and provide the necessary medical records that are required to have your application […]

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Post-traumatic stress disorder doesn’t affect just veterans

Published on December 3rd, 2018 by Web Master

It is true that many veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning from combat, and we most often hear about PTSD in this context. However, you don’t have to be a veteran to suffer from PTSD. In fact, anyone who has been through a terrifying or traumatic event can end up being diagnosed […]

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Are people suffering from chronic back pain eligible for SSD?

Published on March 8th, 2018 by Web Master

An estimated 80 percent of adults will experience back pain. It can range from a dull, persistent ache to sharp, painful spasms that make it hard to move. For many, the pain is acute and recedes within a few weeks, but for those suffering from chronic back pain, it can be a challenge to work. […]

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How Do You Prove A Depression Disability Case?

Published on February 19th, 2018 by Web Master

Major depressive disorder impacts nearly 7 percent of American adults and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Depression is associated with biological, psychological and environmental factors and is often debilitating. Since 1984, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has considered mental illness to be disabling, but claims are often denied by Social […]

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Can you receive disability benefits for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Published on January 24th, 2018 by Web Master

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common nerve condition caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist, called the median nerve. The swelling of the surrounding tendons narrows the tunnel around the nerve, which puts pressure on the median nerve. The pressure from the swelling can lead to loss of motor functions, which can leave […]

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Fibromyalgia: Understanding the basics

Published on December 8th, 2017 by Web Master

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the entire body. It’s a complicated disorder that can be hard to diagnose. While the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, symptoms may begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or following psychological stress. It’s also a disorder that can make it difficult or impossible to work. Given the severity […]

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Getting disability benefits for back pain

Published on October 26th, 2017 by Web Master

If you have severe back pain and are struggling to work, you may be wondering what you are going to do. Going to work each day can cause you to feel debilitating pain. You cannot simply keep calling off sick or asking to go home early. You may be wondering if you qualify for Social […]

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