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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Treatment May Halt Disease Progression

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Multiple Sclerosis or MS is one of the many disabling conditions that may qualify you for Social Security disability benefits. Researchers are constantly looking for new ways to treat, prevent, and eventually cure this disabling disease which is estimated to affect about 2.1 million people worldwide according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Researchers in Australia have found that attaching certain proteins to nanoparticles may inhibit the disease’s attack on healthy cells and could even prevent the disease from developing. The nanoparticles carried myelin proteins, which are the same proteins that MS attacks, decreasing the function of the nervous system. This could lead to symptoms such as difficulty controlling muscle coordination.

The study, which was performed using laboratory mice, was published in the Nature Biotechnology journal.

Treating Disabling Conditions Such as MS

Multiple Sclerosis is just one of the many disabling conditions on the Social Security disability Listing of Impairments. The Listings give guidelines for how a disabling condition must be proven and the severity to which it must exist to qualify for Social Security disability. Patients may qualify for Social Security disability if symptoms prevent them from performing substantial gainful activity.

Currently, there is no cure for MS and treatments are focused on symptom suppression. Medications, as well as physical and occupational therapy, are the current treatment methods to help those with Multiple Sclerosis minimize the disabling effects of the disease.

New therapies such as that used in the nanoparticle/protein study show promise for diseases such as MS as well as other autoimmune diseases.

MS Patients: You May Qualify for Social Security Disability

Multiple Sclerosis can become severely disabling over time, preventing many patients from working and earning a living. If you or a loved one suffers from MS and cannot work, a Social Security disability representative in South Florida can help you file a claim for benefits.                                                                                                      

When you’re ready to get started on a Social Security disability claim related to Multiple Sclerosis, contact the Disability Help Group to begin your claim. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.