Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the casing around nerves are damaged due to swelling. The exact cause is unknown, but the result is that the immune system attacks the nerve casing around nerves in the Central Nervous System. When the nerve casing is damaged, signals from the brain and spinal cord slow down or even stop. This can cause an attack, and symptoms vary widely based on the area of the attack. Attacks can last for just a short time, or for years.
Symptoms of multiple sclerosis range from mild to severe, and can include: muscle spasms, loss of balance, incontinence, double vision, sensory loss, dizziness, depression, mental fog, slurred speech, and severe pain. While MS typically affects more women than men, the disease can be disabling to anyone diagnosed with it. As the breakdown of the nerve casing progresses, symptoms often get worse.
Multiple Sclerosis and Social Security Disability
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and are unable to work for at least 12 months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. MS symptoms can make working difficult, and if your doctor thinks that you should no longer be working, it is important to apply for the Social Security Disability benefits that you are entitled to.
Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
The lawyers at Berger and Green have years of experience assisting clients with Multiple Sclerosis throughout the Social Security Disability claims process. If you have questions about your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI, or have been denied, call Berger and Green for a free consultation about your claim. When choosing an attorney for your Social Security Disability claim or SSI, choose an attorney with experience. Call Berger and Green at 1-(412) 661-1400 for your free consultation today.
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