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Can I get disability benefits for Caudal Regression

Can I get disability benefits for Caudal Regression: Caudal regression syndrome is a disorder that impairs the development of the lower (caudal) half of the body. Affected areas can include the lower back and limbs, the genitourinary tract, and the gastrointestinal tract.

In this disorder, the bones of the lower spine (vertebrae) are frequently misshapen or missing, and the corresponding sections of the spinal cord are also irregular or missing. People with caudal regression syndrome can also have an abnormal side-to-side curvature of the spine (scoliosis). The spinal abnormalities may affect the size and shape of the chest, leading to breathing problems in some individuals.

Some individuals who suffer from mild cases of Caudal Regression Syndrome may not experience any symptoms; other affected individuals may be born with inward- and upward-turning feet (clubfeet), or the feet may be outward- and upward-turning (calcaneovalgus). Some people experience decreased sensation in their lower limbs.

Often the kidneys are malformed; defects include a missing kidney kidneys that are fused together or duplication of the tubes that carry urine from each kidney to the bladder. These kidney abnormalities can lead to frequent urinary tract infections and progressive kidney failure. Damage to the nerves that control bladder function, a condition causes affected individuals to have progressive difficulty controlling the flow of urine.

In severe cases, both males and females have a lack of development of the genitalia.

The Social Security Administration has included Caudal Regression Syndrome to their list of Compassionate Allowances, helping speed up the process of obtaining disability benefits under certain instances-see POMS DI 23022.935; however, if you do not “meet or equal” this listing, you may still be entitled to disability benefits if your condition, in conjunction with any other physical or mental impairment, prevents you from returning to work you have done in the past and other substantial work you might be qualified to perform given your age, education and acquired work skills.

If you or a loved one lives in Alabama, you are suffering from the effects of caudal regression syndrome and you believe you are disabled as the result and are entitled to Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, you do not have to take on the Social Security Administration alone. Please feel free to contact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny today for a free consultation.

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