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Florida Residents May Qualify For Disability With Spinal Disorders

Some people were born with spinal problems in Florida, while others may have been injured on the job that led to their spinal problem. Whatever the reason is for pain, discomfort and immobility from a spinal problem, there are many people that may qualify for Social Security disability benefits in Broward County.

Structural problems in the spine can limit how a person functions. It can effect their walking, bending, stooping, twisting or lifting. If you are unable to work as a result of a spinal condition in Broward County, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits.

An experienced Broward County lawyer can review your case and medical records to see if you are a candidate for disability benefits for your spinal condition.

When the Social Security Administration is reviewing your submission and request for disability, they are looking at several factors. One size does not fit all. There are certain guidelines that will be reviewed in your case.

The Social Security Administration has developed rules called Listing of Impairments for the most common impairments people have. The listing of impairments will describe what degree of severity of pain and suffering a person has that would prevent them from working.

Some of the disorders of the spine can include:

  • Herniated nucleus pulposus
  • Spinal arachnoiditis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet arthritis
  • Vertebral fracture

Many of these conditions can be characterized and evidence of a nerve root compression. This can cause a person to have limited motion in the spine, neuro-anatomic distribution of pain in the back and neck region, and/or atrophy that is associated with muscle weakness.

Whatever the condition may be resulting from a spinal disorder, in order to collect disability benefits there are many medical tests and evaluation from physicians that must take place. An experienced Broward County attorney can help you with this process to package your paperwork and submit it to the proper department to help you with your disability claim.

One of the things that will help your claim is the evaluation you receive from your treating physician. Documentation should be evident in your physician’s report of the pain you are having and the impairment you have. The reports should include MRI’s because it will show a more in depth image that includes your soft tissues.

A detailed analysis of your everyday activities will be part of the evaluation that the Social Security Administration will review. They will want to see what your pain tolerance levels are from your body positions and posture as well as muscle weakness.

The Law Office of David Benenfeld has helped many people in Broward County with their social security disability claims. Call the Law Office of David Benenfeld an experienced Social Security Disability Attorney at 954-677-0155.

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