When you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, you may be referred to a neurologist for continued treatment. It is very important that you continue working with your doctor for effective treatments to help ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Some individuals may develop more severe symptoms at a much faster pace than others and will need continuous care and therapies to continue maintaining a high quality of life.
While there are no cures for multiple sclerosis at this time, both medication therapies and physical therapies may be recommended by a doctor for continued care. Doctors will need to monitor your symptoms, especially if they develop aggressively which may ultimate leave you disabled and unable to carry on with daily life tasks including your employment.
There are tests used to determine one’s disability as a result of multiple sclerosis. These tests work on a rating scale and predominantly gauge one’s mobility. There are several degrees of disability to be determined in a disability claim associated with multiple sclerosis. The scale ranges from 0 to 10. The 0 represents normal health and the 10 represents death. Everything in between rates as a different level of disability – from abnormalities to very severe disability. The different levels on the scale will be important to determining your eligibility for disability benefits through Social Security.
If you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, you’ll want to work closely with your doctor to find the right treatments for you whether it be through medications or therapies. Your goal is to remain mobile and retain your cognitive abilities. Because MS affects the central nervous system, progressive symptoms may make it difficult to stay on the job or go about your daily life tasks as you normally would.
If you have multiple sclerosis and are no longer able to earn an income, contact our law firm today for assistance with your claim for multiple sclerosis disability. We can be reached toll free at 888+799-3918 or through our online contact form for more information and a free consultation.