Social Security Common Conditions: Back and Spinal Cord Injury

by Staff | January 5th, 2015

Back and spine injuries affect a large number of Americans each year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate there are currently more than 200,000 people living with spinal cord injuries in the United States today.

A back and spinal cord injury can also prevent you from performing normal duties at work and at home. This may leave you in need of Social Security Disability benefits to make ends meet, but you may find yourself asking, “What classifies a back or spinal injury as disabling?”

The Social Security Administration lists a number of different spine and back conditions that will qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, as well as a list of evidence and documentation that is needed to prove the condition is disabling. Some of those conditions include:

  • Herniated Nucleus Pulposus
  • Spinal Arachnoiditis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease

The rules that govern the processes for applying for Social Security Disability benefits due to back or spinal cord injuries can be quite complex, which is why it may be a good idea to speak with an attorney about your case prior to completing your application.

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we have a team of Social Security Disability lawyers that are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve for your medical condition. To learn more about how we can help, feel free to call us anytime at (800) 477-7315.

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