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QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Spinal Cord Injury

  • Spinal Cord Injur Muscle weakness.

  • Loss of voluntary muscle movement in the chest, arms, or legs.

  • Breathing problems.

  • Loss of feeling in the chest, arms, or legs.

  • Loss of bowel and bladder  function.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Persistent diarrhea.

  • Abdominal pain.

  • Rectal bleeding/bloody stools.

  • Weight loss.

  • Fatigue.

Chronic Pain

  •  joint pain.

  • muscle aches.

  • burning pain.

  • fatigue.

  • sleep problems.

Neuropathy

  • numbness and tingling in the feet or hands. 

  • burning, stabbing or shooting pain in affected areas.

  • loss of balance and co-ordination.

  • muscle weakness, especially in the feet.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  • Muscle twitches in the arm, leg, shoulder, or tongue.

  • Muscle cramps.

  • Tight and stiff muscles (spasticity)

  • Muscle weakness affecting an arm, a leg, the neck, or diaphragm.

  • Slurred and nasal speech.

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing.

Huntington’s Disease

  • difficulty concentrating and memory lapses.

  • depression.

  • stumbling and clumsiness.

  • involuntary jerking or fidgety movements of the limbs and body.

Opioid Replacement

  • Nausea and/or vomiting. 

  • Diarrhea.

  • Abdominal cramps.

  • Muscle aches.

  • Sweating and chills.

  • Runny nose.

Epilepsy

  • uncontrollable jerking and shaking, called a "fit"

  • losing awareness and staring blankly into space.

  • becoming stiff.

  • strange sensations, such as a "rising" feeling in the tummy, unusual smells or tastes, and a tingling feeling in your arms or legs.

  • collapsing.

HIV/AIDS

  • Fever.

  • Chills.

  • Rash.

  • Night sweats.

  • Muscle aches.

  • Sore throat.

  • Fatigue.

  • Swollen lymph nodes.

Epilepsy

  • uncontrollable jerking and shaking, called a "fit"   

  • losing awareness and staring blankly into space.

  • becoming stiff.

Cancer

  • Fatigue or extreme tiredness that doesn't get better with rest.

  • Weight loss or gain of 10 pounds or more for no known reason.

  • Eating problems such as not feeling hungry, trouble swallowing, belly pain, or nausea and vomiting.

  • Swelling or lumps anywhere in the body.

Parkinson’s Disease

  • Tremor. A tremor, or shaking, usually begins in a limb, often your hand or fingers. ...

  • Slowed movement (bradykinesia). ...

  • Rigid muscles. ...

  • Impaired posture and balance. ...

  • Loss of automatic movements. ...

  • Speech changes. ...

  • Writing changes.