Scoliosis refers to a medical condition with an abnormal curvature of the spine. The severity of symptoms associated with scoliosis can vary widely, ranging from mild to severe. Whether or not scoliosis is a disability depends on the severity of the condition and how it affects a person.
However, not all cases of scoliosis are severe enough to be considered a disability. Many people with scoliosis can manage their symptoms with physical therapy, braces, or other treatments and can lead normal, active lives without any significant limitations.
Scoliosis is a medical condition that affects the spine, causing it to curve sideways. Instead of the spine being straight, it may form an “S” or “C” shape. Scoliosis can occur in any part of the spine but is commonly seen in the thoracic or upper and lumbar or lower regions.
The causes of scoliosis are not well known. Nevertheless, it may be the result of a variety of factors, including congenital abnormalities, neuromuscular conditions, or idiopathic causes, which means that there is no known cause.
Scoliosis can affect people of all ages, but it commonly appears in children, particularly among girls. It is often detected during routine school screenings or through a physical exam. Some common symptoms that can occur in scoliosis are:
Yes, people with scoliosis may be eligible for scoliosis disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA, which administers social security disability benefits, will assess an individual’s medical condition and how it affects their ability to work.
While it is important to review and closely read guidelines and eligibility requirements for federal disability programs, here are a few general requirements:
To apply for disability benefits for scoliosis, here are a few general steps you may want to take.
If your application was denied, you have the right to appeal the decision within 60 days. You can request reconsideration or a hearing with an administrative law judge. Disability Lawyers in Philadelphia understand the ins and outs of the Social Security system and can help identify potential issues with your claims, represent your interests, and more.
If you need legal help with a Social Security disability application, contact Chermol & Fishman, LLC Today. Schedule a free consultation by calling 215-464-7200 or by filling out our contact form online.
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