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Cervical stenosis

wiggytoniwiggytoni Member Posts: 1 Listener
hello after 18 months of injections acupuncture  physical therapy I have been diagnosed with arthritis and cervical stenosis of the neck I also have lower back and sciatica problems Iv been of sick for 10 weeks  of work due to these problems recently I am experiencing problems with my bladder and bowl I have no feeling of needing to go toilet not all time just when I get the sciatica  I’m struggling to live any idea if there any help out there financially thank you


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,915 Disability Gamechanger
    HI and welcome,

    You need to speak to your GP about your bladder problems.

    Financially, there's PIP but it's not awarded based on a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect your ability to carry out daily activity based on the PIP descriptors.

    Relevant evidence will be needed to support your claim and a face to face assessment is most likely. A successfully claim could potentially take several months, maybe more. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/pip/

    For anything else then it will depend on your circumstances and with no information it's impossible to advise further. I'd advise you to visit a local advice agency near you for a full benefits check.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @wiggytoni, how are you doing? Please do let us know if there is anything else we can do to help. :)

  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,995 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome to the community, I am sorry to hear about your troubles and I hope the advice you have been given has been useful
    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
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