Neuropathy, more commonly called peripheral neuropathy, is a term used to refer to a variety of diseases that cause the peripheral nervous system to malfunction. If it has reached an advanced stage, you may experience pain, numbness and tingling in your hands, arms and legs. Some estimates say the number is as high as more than 29 million and for as many as 8 million of those, their diabetes is undiagnosed. For more than 35 years, we have been advocating for the injured and disabled and building an impressive track record of results. If not, the SSA will look to what exertional restrictions your doctor has put on you (such as no heavy lifting) to see if there are jobs remaining that you can do. This is because, for presumptive service connection, you don’t have to prove an incident of exposure of Agent Orange or that your disease was caused by Agent Orange. A long term diabetic may even lose limbs to amputation because of poor circulation.
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