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Anterior poliomyelitis is an illness that involves the inflammation of the anterior horn (grey matter of the spinal cord). Paralysis and muscle atrophy are common characteristics of this condition. Other symptoms include fatigue, joint/muscle pain, fever, nausea, and even psychiatric dysfunction; an individual’s ability to concentrate and process information can suffer. Often times however, symptoms don’t develop until the disease has already progressed to a certain point. The muscle atrophy (partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body) in most cases occurs in the legs. There is no cure for this virus, but there are preventative vaccinations to keep the illness from ever appearing.
Anterior poliomyelitis plagues the individual with constant fatigue and muscle weakness. This will make even the most mundane of tasks nearly impossible to accomplish.
Anterior Poliomyelitits and Social Security Disability Benefits Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security’s Listing 11.11, then a strong claim may exist. The Listing is as follows;
11.11 Anterior poliomyelitis. With:
- Persistent difficulty with swallowing or breathing; or
- Unintelligible speech; or
- Disorganization of motor function as described in 11.04B.
11.04 Central nervous system vascular accident. With one of the following more than 3 months post-vascular accident:
- Sensory or motor aphasia resulting in ineffective speech or communication; or
- Significant and persistent disorganization of motor function in two extremities, resulting in sustained disturbance of gross and dexterous movements, or gait and station (see 11.00C).
Fatigue and weakness associated with anterior poliomyelitis is often debilitating to the individual stricken with the virus. Also, depending on how severe the muscle atrophy is, limbs can become deformed to grotesque proportions; the legs are often targeted first, hindering the ability to walk or stand for various periods of time. All these complications, along with an incapability to focus, will make any type of work difficult for the sufferer.
To increase your chances of winning your Social Security Disability claim it is important for you to hire an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to get you the Social Security Disability help you deserve. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a form on our website for a FREE claim evaluation.