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Musculoskeletal System Disorders

Musculoskeletal System Disorders

There are a number of different types of musculoskeletal system disorders that a person could suffer from but they all share the distinction that they affect a person’s muscles, bones, and joints. Musculoskeletal system disorders are very common and the chances of developing an MSD increases with age.

The symptoms of musculoskeletal system disorders can range in severity and include aches, swelling in joints, and pain. In more severe cases a musculoskeletal system disorder can affect a person’s day-to-day life making even simple tasks painful and difficult to complete.

For a musculoskeletal system disorder to qualify for social security disability benefits the circumstances of the pain have to fall within the acceptable guidelines laid out in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book. A person must have received a diagnosis of their MSD from a doctor and is currently receiving treatment. It must also be shown that their disability has lasted at least twelve months if not more and that the condition causes significant impairment from being able to work or do daily activities.

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Common Musculoskeletal System Disorders Eligible For Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDB)

The types of infirmities that can be caused by MSDs are wide-ranging but there are some that are more common than others. These are the ones that people will typically suffer from when applying for SSD benefits.

  • Back Pain – Back pain can be caused for a number of reasons such as age or occupation, and there are many different types of back pain that can cause debilitating pain making it impossible for a person to work or function normally. These include; degenerative disc disorder, nerve root compression, spinal stenosis and many more.
  • Arthritis – Arthritis is an incredibly common inflammatory joint disease affecting over 53 million Americans every year. There are different types of arthritis including osteo, rheumatoid, psoriatic, and more. The pain from arthritis can be crippling for many people making them unable to work.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – CTS is the result of severe nerve compression in the wrists causing pain, weakness, and numbness in the hands, arms, and even shoulders. These symptoms can be debilitating for some making them unable to work or do simple daily activities like cooking or cleaning.
  • Fibromyalgia – Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that is known for causing severe muscle and joint pain, but can also cause balance and coordination problems, difficulty sleeping, migraine headaches, and more. It can be hard to diagnose however and often disability claims for people suffering from fibromyalgia are denied.
  • Amputations – Amputations can be the result of a workplace accident or car accident but they can also be caused by vascular diseases like diabetes or arterial disease. An amputation can be a traumatic experience for a person and require them to relearn how to do daily activities. Social security benefits are in place to help them adjust to their new way of living.
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Contact The Cloud Law Firm In Florida If You are Suffering From A Musculoskeletal System Disorder

If you are living with a musculoskeletal system disorder that is significantly impacting your life and are looking to apply for social security disability benefits, or if you have applied and your claim has been denied please reach out to our firm. We have years of experience dealing with the complex and often frustrating social security claim process and we can help you. Contact us today for your free case consultation. 855-408-5100

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