Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Social Security Disability

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society “Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The exact antigen — or target that the immune cells are sensitized to attack — remains unknown, which is why MS is considered by many experts to be "immune-mediated" rather than ‘autoimmune.’”

The symptoms include:

Numbness or weakness in one or more limbs that typically occurs on one side of the body at a time, or the legs and

Anxiety and Social Security Disability

Many people in today’s society suffer from anxiety.   Not everyone with anxiety is qualified for social security disability, though.  What makes one qualify for disability benefits?

To start with I will talk about what anxiety is.  There are different types of anxiety.  There is generalized anxiety.  This is a condition in which people are constantly anxious and worry about things, even when is little or no reason to worry about them. They are very anxious about just getting through the day. They worry that their day and worry things will go badly.  This worrying may cause interference with people being able to do their daily living activities.  Symptoms may

Crohn’s Disease and Social Security Disability

What is Crohn’s Disease?  It is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive system.

The symptoms related to this inflammation are:

Persistent Diarrhea
Rectal bleeding
Urgent need to move bowels
Abdominal cramps and pain
Sensation of incomplete evacuation
Constipation (can lead to bowel obstruction)

 

Crohn’s disease can be debilitating or it can go into remission.   Treatment can consist of medications, nutrition therapy or surgery.   Surgery does not cure the Crohn’s disease, though.  If it is debilitating due to pain and recurrent diarrhea then it can be a basis to obtain social security disability.  There is a listing for inflammatory