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Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) and Disability


August 1, 2014

A great number of Social Security Disability claimants who use our services have a component of “degenerative disc disease” as part of their disability claim. Although this particular problem can occur in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine, we usually see it predominantly in the lower, or lumbar spine in most of our clients. This may […]

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Fibromyalgia and the Disability Lawyer


July 21, 2014

Fibromyalgia or “fibromyalgia syndrome” as it is generally termed is a condition that can cause significant pain and disability. Despite the fact that it has been recognized as a legitimate health disorder by various medical groups including the American College of Rheumatology, both the medical community in general and the Adjudicators/Administrative Law Judges in the […]

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Diabetes and the Disability Lawyer


July 21, 2014

Diabetes mellitus or just “diabetes” is a condition which plagues hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The two most common forms of diabetes are “juvenile diabetes” and “adult onset diabetes.”  Many times juvenile diabetes is characterized as being “Type I” while adult onset diabetes is called “Type II.” Juvenile diabetes, as the name suggests, usually […]

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Disability Doctors and Their Role in a Disability Case


July 15, 2014

Many of our clients ask us whether or not we have a “Disability Doctor” who can help them get Social Security Disability benefits. The fact of the matter is, the only physicians that are normally recognized by the Social Security Administration in determining whether or not a person should be granted disability benefits are the treating […]

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Leukemia and Social Security Disability


July 10, 2014

Leukemia is often a condition which can qualify a person for Social Security Disability. Actually, Leukemia is a word for a collection of diseases, not one specific disease. Generally speaking, when a disability evaluation is made based upon a claim of Leukemia, the question is always whether it is severe or in sustained remission. Under […]

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Social Security Disability


June 27, 2014

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neural degenerative disease usually affecting the muscles.  In the United States, it is also called “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”  People with ALS get progressively weaker, often degenerating rapidly, and the disease impacts multiple body functions including the ability to speak and breathe and eat. Because of the devastating effects of this disease and its rapid […]

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How to Dress for a Social Security Hearing


June 24, 2014

People often ask us at  Drummond Disability how they should dress for their hearing in front of an administrative law judge.  The short answer is to appear neat and clean without over dressing or attempting to make a statement. Body art or other ornamentation should be kept to a minimum or removed altogether. It is […]

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Breathing Impairments and Disability


April 9, 2014

Many people that apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits have a breathing impairment involved in their claim.  Although there are many different types of breathing impairments the most common are obstructive or restrictive disease,  asthma or hyper- reactive airways disease. If a disability claimant suffers from obstructive airways disease, the test most commonly administered consists of […]

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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and Cardiac Arrythmia/Tachycardia


March 28, 2014

Many people who have been diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia/tachycardia are also found to specifically have what is called Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome. This particular syndrome is one of several disorders that affect the heart and interfere with the necessary electrical impulses which control the function of the atria and the ventricles of the heart.  Electrical signals  are generated and often […]

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