Social Security Disability Benefits For Orthopedic Impairments
Orthopedic impairments are disorders of the musculoskeletal system which are inherited, caused by injury, or disease process. There is a wide range of orthopedic impairments including injuries to the spine such as herniated discs, degenerative changes and arthritis; injuries or impairments to the arms, legs, neck, elbows, wrists, hands, knees, ankles or feet. Included in this category are soft tissue injuries and amputations. Social Security considers osteoarthritis as a musculoskeletal impairment but considers inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis as an immune system disorder.
If you are suffering from an orthopedic impairment, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur to learn more.
There are some musculoskeletal disabilities caused by toxins or medications such as joint deterioration from the use of prednisone or steroids for asthma and deterioration of the foot bones and cartilage due to advanced diabetes. There are other bone growth disorders, including Marfan Syndrome and dwarfism which includes over 300 categories.
Other congenital conditions can affect bone development and growth, including Turner’s Syndrome, kyphosis, ankylosing spondylitis, scoliosis, spinal arachnoiditis and spinal stenosis and Social Security will review how these musculoskeletal impairments will limit an individual’s ability to work. Testing is available for musculoskeletal impairments including MRIs, CAT scans, x-rays, bone scans, operative reports and blood work.
Our lawyer also handles SSI child’s disability cases at all levels.
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