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Add Trigeminal Neuralgia to Disability List

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Just over two years ago, I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, a chronic pain disease that only affects the face, but is known to be the worst pain known to mankind.

To date, this illness is not listed on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) roster of illnesses and conditions that could qualify an individual for Disability, even though there are thousands, if not tens of thousands, of individuals who suffer from this and can no longer work.

There is no cure for Trigeminal Neuralgia, only an ever-changing list of medications, and several brain surgeries that attempt to provide relief to the sufferer. This chronic pain disease should be added to the SSA's list, so that those of us who suffer and can no longer work have a fair chance of winning our disability cases. This would take the pressure off of Family services, and the families who support those of us with no income.

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