Questions About Specific Disabilities

Other Disabilities Not Listed

There are almost an infinite number of medical problems and combinations of medical problems that could potentially lead to disabling limitations of function. The bottom[…]

Thyroid Problems

The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland that is located beneath the neck. It produces hormones that regulate the rate of functioning of many body[…]


A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (“CVA”) is a disruption of blood supply to the brain that causes a rapid loss of brain function.  This can[…]

Swollen Legs or Edema

Swollen legs or edema in the lower extremities can be caused by any number of conditions including heart failure, kidney disease, chronic venous insufficiency and injuries. […]

Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea are conditions that cause disruption in normal sleep patterns.  A person with sleep apnea for instance might suffer from[…]

Skin Problems

Skin conditions can have a number of causes and can range from mild to severe.  Eczema, sometimes referred to as atopic dermatitis, is s common cause[…]

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle-cell disease (“SCD”), sometimes call sickle-cell anemia, is a hereditary disorder that causes the red cells of the blood to have a sickle shape.  This[…]

Seizures or Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes seizures.  Seizures are abnormal brain activity that causes physical or mental symptoms that can vary greatly depending on[…]

Scoliosis of the Back

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine.  It is usually congenital, in other words, people are usually born with it.  Typically, scoliosis is not[…]