What Spine And Back Conditions Qualify For SSD Benefits?

Back pain can arise from a number of incidents — car accidents, slip-and-falls, failed surgery or, more simply still, aging. Regardless of its cause, back pain can be so severe and debilitating that it prevents one from getting out of bed, caring for oneself or going to work. Some people need assistance just to walk or stand.

If back pain prevents you from working, you may qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. The attorneys at Cutter Hall Karlock, L.L.C., can help you determine your eligibility. We have assisted many people in filing claims for back pain and other spinal conditions. We know how to present the appropriate medical evidence, and how to work with government representatives to obtain the most favorable possible outcomes.

Helping Our Neighbors Obtain Benefits

Painful disorders of the back and spine are often related to problems with the spinal discs and nerves. This may include degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, slipped discs, ruptured discs, fractured vertebrae and pinched spinal nerves.

Back pain is included among the Social Security Administration's listing of benefits-eligible impairments. A range of disorders may qualify you to receive SSD support, including:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Slipped discs
  • Ruptured discs
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Pinched spinal nerve

Indeed, any of these conditions can result in your inability to work, leading, as they do, to pain, muscle spasms, numbness, reduced strength and decreased ranges of motion.

Contact Us To See If You Qualify

To see if your condition renders you eligible for SSD benefits, contact our Columbus office for a consultation. You can call us at 614-254-5503 or arrange an appointment online. Initial assessments are always free.