Cervical dystonia, known as spasmodic torticollis, is characterized by neck muscles that contract involuntarily, causing abnormal movements in posture of the head and neck. Spasms in the neck muscles or pinched nerves in your neck can result in pain and discomfort. It can even spread into the shoulders.
One of the most effective treatments for cervical dystonia is Botox injections into the muscles, and oral medication.
Treatment can also involve selective denervation surgery and even deep brain stimulation surgery.
If your physician has told you that you are unable to work as a result of cervical dystonia, and you purchased a long-term disability policy from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer, you may be entitled to long-term disability benefits. Unfortunately, long-term disability carriers don’t make it easy for a policyholder who has cervical dystonia to get the disability benefits they deserve. If spasmodic torticollis has made it impossible for you to work and you have been denied your long-term disability benefits, ERISA attorney Nancy Cavey can help you cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits no matter where you live in the United States.
Contact her today at 727-894-3188.