Osteoarthritis disability

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"Are there qualifying conditions to receive Soc. Sec. benefits?" In a word, No. As someone who receives SSDI I can tell you that chronic viral liver diease, (hepatitis C), with bridging fibrosis does not qualify anyone for SSDI or SSI. As most people with these conditions are able to live normal, productive lives (meaning they are not "disabled") and these are not conditions that are fatal in the near term.
said that it would be hard to do this as osteoarthritis is often not seen as a disability. She suggested Facial joint injections of steroids and pain killers but this scares me, what do you recomend.
i havent said anything to my boss,dont wana give them a reason to get rid of me. my wife thinks i should look into disability but i think im far from that and i have a 7 year old boy so i would have to wait untill he is 18 for insurances reasons.
My question is whether anyone can tell me if osteoarthritis in the lower spine can cause grabbing, debilitating pain that causes the patient to cry out it is so severe. These pains act like pinched nerves, but MRS and Neurological testing shows no nerve damage from the spine. The regular arthritis pain increases gradually when the patient is walking and prevents walking altogether after about 15 yards. The grabbing pain is additional to the regular pain. The only relief for the pain is sitting.
In a nutshell, osteoarthritis is wear-and-tear on the joint. It can happen at any age, not just to "old people". It can be brought on by an injury, a congenital deformity, overuse in a sport or job. RA is a malfunction of the immune system in which it mistakes joint tissue, mainly the cartilage, as something that must be attacked and eliminated. This causes the typical swelling, redness, heat, and over time, damage that causes pain and disability.
Has anyone out there been thru the process of getting on disability for fibro? I recently had a neuro exam, with 16 of the 18 points flared up. Along with diabetes, degenerative osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, and 2 more bulging discs( they just removed cervical disc and fused C5-C6). I work only because I have to, I am a widow, and I am only 60, so can't quit until I can get medicare insurance. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
No one needs to know your disability. That is between you and your doctor. You can't respond to ignorant people. No matter what you say, they will find fault from the sounds of what you are describing. Keep that in mind and go about your day because you have the right to enjoy your day, especially if it pisses off someone else who doesn't understand. Keep smiling.
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After my visit with a expert on Arthritis she said I have Osteoarthritis and not sure about RA so took blood from me yesterday. She also said there isn't anything they can do for my Osteoarthristis except take what I have been taking for pain. I have the pain/osteoarthritis in my fingers, knees, back, feet & ankles, shoulder probably. I guess you could say everywhere. I was wondering what happens, do I loose all my bone in these areas?
What is the best specialist to see for severe osteoarthritis? My mother has had severe degenerative osteoarthritis for years. She has generally been treated by a family practice doctor with very occassional referrals to an orthopedist. Despite the fact that she is on the verge of almost complete disability they still treat her only with ibuprofen and tylenol. She has never seen a rheumatologist and I wonder if seeing one might be of some help to her. Any ideas? Thanks.
I'm 58, single, and have relapsing remitting MS, and severe osteoarthritis. My entire life has been spent in retail, and this is how I've supported myself. I went through a total knee replacement in 2011 during the same time as emotionally healing from the current death of my son. In November 2013, I took a nasty fall and tore my meniscus and damaged the ACL in my other knee.
my mum works 24 hours a week , she has osteoarthritis in her feet. could she claim disibility and still work.
I am 29 a son on the way and just accepted the fact i needed to be on disability so i just got on it four months ago. i have severe osteoarthritis and major bone deformity on my femur ball,and am in chronic pain all the time, pain meds or not..i need a total hip arthroplasty sugery through an anterior incision, and i am having the hardest time finding a surge...
They don't care at the SSA if you have Fibro, depression, aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve replacement, coumadin therapy, migraines, osteoarthritis pain, limited range of motion, etc. They just don't. I have been trying 10 years now and I can say without hesitation that the Social Security Administration *****.
i am being investigated to see if i am suffering from osteoarthritis my neck and lower back is in agony i have been measured and doctor reckons ive shrunk 2inches in 2 years when sleeping on my side my shoulder bone and hip bone aches got to keep turning have had to go of work till diagnosed will i be able to continue with my position of homecarer with this disability This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/438335'>ostioporosis</a>.
Hello, Once established the osteoarthritis cannot be reversed and in a case where the disability due to pain is severe it may be required to eliminate the joint and to go for ankle arthrodesis, i.e. ankle fusion. If the procedure is done perfectly you would need 12 weeks to recover and you start it with some initial support and slowly put pressure on the operated side of the leg. Discuss about the full procedure and time lines about your case with the operating orthopedician. Take care!
I am 29 a son on the way and just accepted the fact i needed to be on disability so i just got on it four months ago. i have severe osteoarthritis and major bone deformity on my femur ball,and am in chronic pain all the time, pain meds or not..i need a total hip arthroplasty sugery through an anterior incision, and i am having the hardest time finding a surgeoun that accepts medicaid.
I was also recently diagnosed with polyneuropathy and osteoarthritis. man there are so many names its hard to keep up. My spirit is still good, although I spend my days confined to home for now on crutches for an injury that I sustained the day after mothers day. Just stood up from my couch to refill my coffee and cannot walk anymore. I am now headed to an ortho doc who will hopefully be able to help with my pain.
I know many have TMJ, I have rebuilt jaws and arthritis in the obviously weakened TMJ area. In fact, i'm on disability for the TMJ. I also have blepherospasms which happened the same week the ligament snapped (due to over use and incorrect use) of the joint. Since I have had this since birth (the TMJ problem...bone structure, etc.) at 54, obviously the wear and tear are way advanced. So, looking for some type of support group.
My current situation is I was collecting disability but exhausted my funds. I have no medical coverage since I was forced to quit my job a little over a year ago. I am 26 years old 25 when the accident happened and I live in Missouri. The Accident I was driving (when I lived in California) down main street a lady in the left turn lane coming the opposite direction pulled out in front of me (I was going 40mph) and came to a complete stop less than 1 car length in front of me.
Subsets of Osteoarthritis Primary osteoarthritis is characterized by joint pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and weakness. Primary osteoarthritis is also referred to as idiopathic, meaning, there is no known underlying or predisposing cause. Primary osteoarthritis is recognized as the most common form of osteoarthritis. Secondary osteoarthritis has an underlying or predisposing cause.
I was diagnosed with DDD, DJD and Osteoarthritis lumbar region. I use to smile and loved to make others smile. Now I can hardly leave my house. I lost my job. I have an all you can handle buffet of pain and a giant slice of depression for desert. I am only 42 but really I look younger. I eat healthy and have always been very active. I can't work obviously and that's a first for me since I was 14. Where do I go for help for the pain and can I qualify for disability?
Is there any procedure I might be able to relate to my physician that she might be able to do to stop this from happening, or to give me some relief? I am on disability with a history of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis,pancreas divisium,raynauds phenomenum,degenerative disk disease,and tmj.(the tmj has not been bothering me) My neurologist seems to want to think that the major problem going on and causing all of this is my TMJ. I just don't think that is the problem., can anybody help??
My diet consists of a high protein diet my major problem for my weight is unable to exercise due to disability of osteoarthritis in my spine knees and both feet. When living on a disability pension going to a weight loss spa is out of the question buying food and paying normal every day bills is just affordable .
I have so many kinds of pain from atypical trigeminal neuralgia to osteoarthritis, to bad disks, to a narrowed spinal canal, dessicated disks, a synovial cyst in my neck, a tarlovs cyst in my sacrum and my psychiatrist has just been abusive as heck and the pain management people all want to do some steroid injections and one has actually lectured me on being thankful for everything I have in life.
In view of the objective evidence forr osteoarthritis and disc-related problems, I don't really see other objective evidence for an additional diagnostic of fibromyalgie in this case At this time her treatment seems appropriate and I would suggest that the follow-up with the Physiatry Group for furtheer rehab and treatment would be indicated.
Hello, Yes, any weather change can affect arthritis. I have Osteoarthritis in my spine and my shoulder. Also, Fibromyalgia can be diagnosed by a Neurologist and in some ways in makes more sense, but since Rheumatologists have set the criteria for diagnosing and treatment, it is much better to at least be seen by a Rheumatologist for the initial diagnosis and treatment suggestion. Sometimes other types of doctors opinions do not hold up in court if you ever were to have to file for disability.
It is very important to seek help as early as possible. Yes, osteoarthritis is something that most people get as they age but there are a hundred other types. You need to be properly diagnosed and treated. This can help to prevent permanent disability and identify any auto-immune type arthritis diseases that can affect other organs in your body. Please ensure you get proper testing by a rheumatologist.
In 6 months time, we lost our home, lived in a motel (long-term disability from emplyer), found an apartment & thought we were seeing the end of the nightmare.Two weeks after we moved in our ap t, i found my significant other dead in bed, accidental asphyxiation under influence of sleeping med. I was already being treated for Depression & mild Anxiety. These evolved into PTSD/borderline Agoraphobia/Chronic Depression/Panic Disorder. In addition, over the past 2 yrs.
Particulary like Phyllis's comment at the end of the article where she states ..."Interestingly, the news release also stated that the investigators found that “the impact of Lyme disease on physical health was at least equal to the disability of patients with congestive heart failure and osteoarthritis.
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