Neurological disorders affect your nervous system and may result in dysfunction either in your brain or in your body’s nerves. They may make it hard for you to think properly, control your muscle movements, cause you significant pain, or all of these and more. There are many different types of neurological disorders, though they are generally assessed using similar characteristics to determine disability.
Listed Neurological Conditions
The listed neurological conditions are:
- Central nervous system vascular accident
- Brain tumors
- Parkinsonian syndrome
- Cerebral palsy
- Lesions of the spinal cord or nerve roots
- Multiple sclerosis
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Anterior poliomyelitis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Peripheral neuropathies
- Sub-acute combined cord degeneration
- Other degenerative diseases
- Traumatic brain injury
Most of these conditions don’t have specific individual criteria to evaluate disability. Instead, they all tend to be diagnosed with a small number of effects.
Evaluating Disability from Neurological Conditions
Disability depends on the frequency and severity of your condition, and breaks down into a few important characteristics:
- Seizures: Grand mal seizures count as disabling if you have one seizure per month despite treatment, if they have significant residual effects. Petit mal seizures are considered disabling if you have more than one per week despite treatment.
- Sustained disturbance of fine or gross motor skills
- Sustained disturbance of gait
- Muscle rigidity
- Breathing problems
- Inability to speak
- IQ below 70
- Vision problems
- Mental disorders
If your diagnosed condition results in any of these disturbances even after you started appropriate treatment, you may be considered disabled.
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