Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) causes discomfort and an urge to move your legs constantly. Caffeine, smoking and alcohol make the symptoms worse. People with RLS have difficulty lying or sitting comfortably. There are some medications that can help with the symptoms as do certain lifestyle changes. RLS is sometimes manifested by a creeping, tingling or burning feeling in the legs. Movement temporarily makes these symptoms subside. Sometimes RLS is related to conditions such as pregnancy or iron deficiency. Periodic limb movement syndrome (PLMS) is similar to RLS but is more likely to occur during sleep whereas RLS is more likely to be present when the individual is awake. PLMS may occur in conjunction with other sleep disorders. If you either have restless leg syndrome or periodic limb movement syndrome, you may qualify for SSD benefits. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
SSD Benefits For Restless Leg Syndrome in New Jersey
Although Social Security has no specific listing for RLS or PLMS, it is likely related to a neurological disorder and may be reviewed based on how it impacts an individual’s ability to stand, walk or sit. Also, the side effects of the condition including extreme discomfort may impact the ability to sleep making an individual very tired and unable to focus or pay attention during the day. The medications prescribed for these conditions also have significant side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness and lack of focus which may interfere with the ability to work. Many individuals with RLS and PLMS also have sleep apnea in addition to others who are merely sleep deprived. These conditions are treated by neurologists and pulmonary specialists.
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The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur is on your side. If you need help getting SSD benefits for restless leg syndrome or another similar medical condition, please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.