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Ability to Ride a Bike May Determine Parkinson’s Disease

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
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Posted on Oct 14, 2011

According to a report from Health Day, the ability to ride a bike may help determine the type of Parkinson's disease that an individual has developed. When you have been diagnosed with a debilitating condition that leaves you unable to work, then you could be entitled to Social Security disability benefits.

A study recently published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, indicates that those individuals who have difficulty riding a bike may suffer from atypical Parkinsonism, which is a condition with symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's, however, requires different treatment.

On the other hand, those who have Parkinson's disease are generally able to ride a bike without difficulty. Since this study was done in Japan, there are still questions as to whether or not this would apply to different countries and other types of riding environments.

However, researchers believe it could be a helpful tool when meeting with a patient to discuss as a possible symptom of the type of Parkinson's present. It may help provide direction as to the possibility of the patient suffering from Parkinson's disease or atypical Parkinsonism.

If you need help with your Social Security disability claim, whether it's the initial filing of your application or appealing a decision of denial, you should seek legal counsel. A New York Social Security disability attorney can evaluate your case and determine what options may be available.

Contacting a New York Social Security Disability Attorney 

Before you file your Social Security disability claim, be sure to take advantage of this free consumer's guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Social Security Disability Claim. Contact a New York Social Security disability attorney at The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. for help in building your disability claim at 800-310-5520.

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