Is Ankylosing Spondylitis considered a disability?

Asked by Leoliz8 5 years ago disability ankylosing spondylitis

Maria Rodriguez
I am 25 yrs old been diagnosed after 2 yrs of pain and getting diffrent answers for my pain.I have had AS for yrs but have only been diagnosed for 7 months I live in constant pain and I feel weaery I am not sure of fussion I need a new mri but on some days I can't walk.

by Maria Rodriguez 3 years ago

Cheryl Baker
Yes, it is. Of course, it will depend on how severe your symptoms are. When applying for disability, you will need doctor's notes, xrays and other tesst results. Good luck!

by Cheryl Baker 5 years ago

Gery DiMarco
If you are asking in terms of Social Security Disability, yes, it is.

by Gery DiMarco 5 years ago

Jackie Aitchison
As the other answer, it can be. We are all different and some are more affected than others. When/if it hets to the stage when you have difficulty working & leading a "normal" life, is probably the time it can be called a disabilty, as it is not going to be cured

by Jackie Aitchiso...  5 years ago

Steve Anderson
In my opinion it depends on the severity of it.  I have been diagnosed with "severe" AS and was finally approved for SS disability after a lot of fighting with them but finally I had a doctor who reviewed my medical records and told the Administrative Law Judge that I was unable to work and that I wasn't going to get any better.  Within a week I had my approval.

To just ask if AS is considered a disability is like asking if RA is a disability.  Again, it depends on the severity.  Many people with RA as well as with AS can work until retirement with very little problem.  Others, such as myself, become "disabled" with it at an earlier age.  I was 50 when I could no longer work and I was 54 when I was finally approved for SS disability.

by Steve Anderson 5 years ago

Pritish Garg

by Pritish Garg 2 years ago

Carl Epperson
I was diagnosed with AS, RA, reanauds, and carpal tunnel in 1994. I worked until last January. Applied for disability...am still waiting for state of georgia disability ajudication to complete what ever it is they do. My sacroiliac joints are fused, little fusion in hips and intercostal area ( ribs ). Hurts like HE!! Most of time. Life is a lot less pleasurable than it used to be. Oh, I was twenty at time of diagnosis. Almost 37 now. Wish I knew how much longer, and if I will be approved or denied.....

by Carl Epperson 4 years ago

Zorina Dawn
I was denied for disability, they felt I could find a job where I sat down for 8 hours, lol. They obviously do not understand AS. My doctor feels that I need a new MRI and a new doctor to appeal the decision but I'm not working now and have no insurance and because I get child support I can't get Medicaid. I'm completely at a loss as to what I am supposed to do. As with every aspect of this disease I wish everyone luck and hope they are faring better than I

by Zorina Dawn 5 years ago

Heather Winkler
I am a 30 y/o Paramedic and will be applying for disability shortly, I know i will have problems applying due to my age & due to i have no fusions or physical disabilities but my doctor is backing me 100% due to how much pain i am in so hopefully that is enough.

by Heather Winkler 5 years ago

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