Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a potentially debilitating disease that causes inflammatory damage around the axons of the brain and spinal cord. This damage to the myelin sheath called the “demyelination” can cause loss of sensitivity, tingling, pins and needles, numbness, muscle weakness, spasm, difficulty moving with coordination, balance, speech and digestive problems.
Beta Interferon has been used as one of the first line “disease modifying treatments” but, unfortunately, researchers at the University of British Columbia are reporting that there is “no strong evidence of a significant association between using Beta Interferons in MS in delaying long term disability progression”.
If you have been diagnosed with MS, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. You should discuss with your physician your treatment options and immediately apply for Social Security Disability benefits.
The Social Security Administration doesn’t always make it easy for those who have MS to get the disability benefits that they deserve. You can learn more about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits by contacting MS Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey who can help you win the Social Security Disability benefits that you deserve.