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New Findings Suggest Stress Doesn’t Contribute to Flare-Ups of Multiple Sclerosis

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Multiple sclerosis can be a debilitating disease that leads to permanent disability. You may then qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits, if you are no longer able to continue working because of your medical condition.

In a report from Health News, new findings in a study suggest that stress doesn’t contribute to flare-ups of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms. Previous research had linked the progression of MS to stressful events.

MS affects approximately 400,000 individuals in the United States, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. It attacks the individual’s immune system and negatively affects communication between the nerve cells with the brain and spinal cord.

Symptoms of MS include: 

  • pain (acute or chronic);
  • movement difficulties;
  • numbness/tingling;
  • muscle weakness;
  • fatigue;
  • balance difficulties; and
  • problems with vision and speech.

While the findings of this latest study don’t point to stress as being a factor in the development of the disease, researchers do say that further studies will need to be done before it can be completely excluded.

A Hallendale Social Security disability representative should be contacted immediately if you have questions concerning your eligibility. a representative can also help if your claim for Social Security disability benefits has been denied.

Filing for Social Security disability benefits is complicated and time-consuming, but at Disability Help Group, our team of disability representatives is ready for the challenge. We like to empower our clients by providing a FREE Social Security disability guide so you can learn more about the process of filing for disability benefits. When you’re ready to get started, contact the Disability Help Group to begin your claim. Our state-of-the-art, customized intake and database system means less hassle, so you can focus on what’s most important to you instead of having to spend your days wading through confusing legalese and legal red tape. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.