Many readers in Pittsburgh may have heard of Social Security disability insurance but are not sure what the difference is between those benefits and the Social Security benefits that people receive after they reach a certain age. In a nutshell, Social Security is intended as a pension for people after they retire. On the other hand, Social Security disability, sometimes referred to as SSDI, is for people who are living with a disability that prevents them from supporting themselves in the workforce.
Carpel tunnel syndrome is a common condition in older people living in Pittsburgh and throughout the country. It can cause pain and numbness in the fingers and wrists, often requiring surgery to correct. When carpal tunnel patients go in for an operation, they do not expect the surgeon to make their condition worse.