Medical Issues in Social Security Disability

This book covers shortcomings in submitted medical records, the types of mistakes adjudicators are most likely to make, where generous allowances are provided claimants, ailments and tests frequently overlooked by treating doctors, and more.

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This 20th revision of Medical Issues in Social Security Disability adds new sections and updates throughout, including updates to various listing discussions that address evaluations in light of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection. New and updated sections include:

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  • Chapter 1, §1.16.1.a, §1.16.2, spinal stenosis prevalence and RFC.
  • Chapter 1, §1.15.1.a, the effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation for relief of back pain.
  • Chapter 1, §1.15.2, psychological treatment (“pain reprocessing”) for chronic low back pain.
  • Chapter 2, §2.07.1.a, vestibular schwannomas and prognosis after surgery.
  • Chapter 4, §4.01.1.b, coronary artery calcium score
  • Chapter 4, §4.02.1.a, COVID-19 long term cardiovascular effects.
  • Chapter 5, §5.06.1.a, inflammatory bowel disease being accompanied by psychological problems through effect on choroid plexus of brain from inflammatory products of IBD.
  • Chapter 7, §7.08.1.a, possible upcoming genetic treatment for hemophilia A and B.
  • Chapter 7, §7.08.2, fatigue from idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura.
  • Chapter 8, §8.06.1.a, surgical results for hidradenitis suppurativa.
  • Chapter 11, §11.14.1.a, Long COVID producing peripheral neuropathy.
  • Chapter 11, § 11.09.1.a, the importance of recognizing clinical worsening in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in the absence of new MRI brain inflammatory lesions, because these individuals still have progressive brain atrophy.
  • Chapter 11, §11.09.1.a, the cause of multiple sclerosis being strongly associated with the Epstein-Barr virus.
  • Chapter 12, §12.02.3, COVID-19 infection evidence for brain damage.
  • Chapter 12, §12.02.1.a, the new Lumipulse test to aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease that may appear in medical records.
  • Chapter 13, §13.24.1.a, § 13.24.2, prostate cancer.
  • Chapter 14, §14.02.1.a, discovery of the defective gene that causes most or all of systemic lupus cases.


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