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Would 70-90% sensory loss(radial nerve in wrist) be considered a diability?

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Radial Neuropathy: Sensory loss from the radial nerve is considered an impairment. It is only a disability if it prevents you from being able to do a job or participate in society. Numbness by itself is almost never a disability as it rarely effects function.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Would 70-90% sensory loss(radial nerve in wrist) be considered having a disability?

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Probably not: Unless this sensory loss is somehow rendering you disabled, it's not likely. Results of tests, such as nerve conduction studies, do not determine disability.

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Last updated Dec 27, 2012

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