Scoliosis Social Security Disability SSI - Applying for Disability
These links lead to pages that answer a few questions regarding the disability evaluation process and criteria used by the social security administration for the SSD (social security disability) and SSI (supplemental security income) programs. For additional information as it relates specifically to scoliosis and disability benefits, you may wish to visit this page: Scoliosis and Social Security Disability
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5. How hard is it to find a lawyer or representative for a social security disability or SSI claim?
6. Free Legal Representation for Social Security Disability or SSI claims
What follows is basic information on Scoliosis:
Scoliosis is spinal deformity that is characterized by curvature of the spine both laterally and rotationally.
There are two types of Scoliosis, idiopathic and congenital. Congenital scoliosis is caused by spinal anomalies that are present at birth. Additionally, scoliosis may be a secondary symptom of Marfan’s Syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, and other conditions present at birth. However, the most common type of scoliosis is idiopathic (cause unknown).
There are four classifications of idiopathic scoliosis: infantile, juvenile, adolescent, and adult. Adolescent scoliosis is the most common type of idiopathic scoliosis; consequently it has been suggested that this type of scoliosis is triggered by the adolescent growth spurt.
Adolescent females are about seven times more likely to have larger curves to their spine as a result of scoliosis than adolescent males and about nine times more likely to need treatment.
Symptoms of scoliosis might include uneven muscle development on one side of the spine, rib hump, uneven shoulder blades, uneven shoulders and hips, or asymmetrical breast development in females. The prognosis for individuals with scoliosis depends upon the probability of progression, for instance large curves are more likely to progress than small curves and individuals who have not reached physical maturity often have a more progressive scoliosis.
Younger individuals are often treated with braces to prevent the progression of scoliosis, however braces are not used on adults. Surgery remains the most successful treatment method for individuals with large curvatures of the spine. Currently, spinal fusions with instrumentation are the most successful surgical procedure. Spinal fusions with instrumentation will not completely straighten the spine, however they do provide good correction.
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