Questions About Specific Disabilities


Sarcoidosis is a syndrome, thought to be an autoimmune condition although its causes are unknown, that causes collections of inflammatory cells in the organs of[…]

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (“RA”) is an inflammatory autoimmune condition typically characterized by inflammation of the joints.  Fortunately, improvements in treatment in recent years have resulted in relief[…]

Relfex Sympathetic Distrophy

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (“RSD”) is a condition that results in symptoms such as burning pain, swelling, skin discoloration and shininess and sometimes muscle atrophy of[…]


Quadriplegia is defined as paralysis of all four limbs of the body. It is usually caused by severe spinal cord or brain injury or congenital[…]


Pregnancy is not considered a disabling impairment for the purposes of Social Security disability, even if you have a high-risk pregnancy and significant physical impairments.  This[…]

Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)

Post-polio syndrome (“PPS”) affects people who have a history of polio infection. It can affect people decades after their original exposure to the polio virus.[…]

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that causes rigidity and tremors in the muscles.  Parkinson’s can affect both gross movements such as walking and[…]


Obesity is a tricky subject when it comes to Social Security disability benefits.  You cannot be considered disabled on the basis of your obesity alone. […]

Neck and Arm Problems

Neck and arm problems can determine a disability case.  This is true because almost any job is going to require you to move your arms[…]