Multiple Sclerosis is a neuro-degenerative disease in which the immune system destroys the body’s own tissues. In this disease the brain and spinal cord are erroneously assaulted by the immune system whose job it is to protect them.
Much is still unknown about MS. Although scientists have speculated on several possible causes of the disease, nothing has been confirmed to date. There is no known cure, however a treatment based approach can help manage symptoms. Studies do show that Canadian women are afflicted twice as often as men.
An individual with MS may experience little discomfort and disruption of their normal activities. For others multiple sclerosis may restrict and challenge life in countless ways. Care and assistance may be necessary and the costs can be prohibitive. If you have multiple sclerosis you may be entitled to disability insurance under the terms of your policy.
If you have been diagnosed with MS it is important that you keep in touch with your doctor. Keep track of your doctor appointments as well as your symptoms and any other unusual signs.
Signs and Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
The experience of multiple sclerosis can be significantly different for each individual. The signs and symptoms may include but are not limited to the following:
- Numbness or loss of strength affecting one side of the body
- Numbness or loss of strength affecting the upper or lower body only
- Vision problems
- Prickling sensations
- Awkward and uncoordinated movements
- Trouble thinking or concentrating
- Trouble speaking
- Partial paralysis
- Symptoms often come and go or may vary in intensity
Long term disability claims for multiple sclerosis are routinely challenged by insurance companies and therefore must be carefully documented. The Kahler Personal Injury lawyers understand disability insurance and the legal issues involved. The Kahler Personal Injury Law Firm will consider the conditions of your insurance policy along with details of your disability and situation in order to prove your eligibility for the benefits you are entitled to.