Sacroiliitis and Receiving Disability Benefits

Sacroiliitis Disease and Disability Benefits

In this article we will unpack the definition of Sacroiliitis, as well as discover what (if any) disability benefits you may be entitled due to this disease. There are many common disabilities that have the capacity to change the quality of life you exeperience, as well as alter (however big or small) your daily routine as you know it.

Sacroiliitis, by definition, is an inflammation of either one or both of your sacroiliac joints that connect your lower spine to your pelvis. This is caused when your sacroilic joint between the base of your spine (sacrum) and your pelvic bone (ilium) becomes inflamed or infected. Sacroiliitis is a rheumatic disease, meaning that it involves pain and inflammation in your joints or muscles. The slightest movements can cause severe discomfort, even intense pain. There is also what is known as Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and its origin is in the disruption of the normal movement of your joint, such as the elbow and knee. However, it is important to note that there are many other points of inflammation that are not limited to your joints and extend to other organs, such as:

  • lungs
  • kidneys
  • blood vessels
  • heart
  • skin
  • eyes
  • nervous system

Let's focus now on what can be the cause of this common disability. There are actually several different causes of Sacroiliitis, and we will look a bit closer at those below:

  • Spondyloarthropathies: arthritis that is associated with psoriasis and others
  • Pregnancy: can cause the pelvis to stretch to enable childbirth
  • Heavy Lifting: improper lifting or preparing the muscles
  • Infection: caused by bacteria in your food
  • Osteoarthritis: of your spine
  • Sudden Impact: traumatic injury like a fall or accident

There are also many affects you could suffer from that would potentially include any of the following: 

  • inflammationin in one or both eyes
  • Psoriasis (inflammation of your skin)
  • pain affecting your shoulders and hips
  • diarrhea containing blood
  • low-grade fever with quick onset
  • pain that worsens when you walk
  • lower back, thighs, or buttocks have stiffness and pain, most commonly when rising in the morning or after long sitting periods

The pain and discomfort you may be suffering from due to this common disability, you might be finding it difficult at best to work. Sacroiliitis could very well be a direct result of your work. It would be in your best interest to retain the professional and experienced services of a lawyer who is capable of not only navigating common disability cases, but also help you unpack the details of your specific case. Understanding where you are entitled to compensation benefits for your pain and suffering and how that is tied to your work will directly affect how you proceed. Each case and the details intertwined within them are as unique as you are, and Social Security benefits will need the delicate hand of a lawyer who is able to understand their importance and significance no matter the uniqueness. The odds of you being found in favor of disability benefits are higher in your favor with a lawyer than if you are trying to represent yourself. 

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