If you are suffering from back pain, neck pain or any other type of musculoskeletal injury, you should seriously consider whether you are going to be able to continue working or whether you should apply for Social Security disability (SSD) or SSI benefits.
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our attorneys are familiar with what it takes to qualify for SSD on the basis of back and neck injuries. Contact us to set up a free consultation.
There are a number of medical conditions that can cause serious pain in the lower back, upper back, shoulder and neck areas. These conditions can also cause associated pains in the arms and legs, as well as headaches. Among the most common conditions are:
If you have one of these conditions, it may limit your ability to lift heavy items as well as your ability to sit and/or stand in one place for a significant period of time. You may also suffer sleep problems, memory and concentration problems, and depression.
These limitations, in turn, can impact your ability to hold down a job. If this impact is so serious that you can no longer perform full-time employment, you may be eligible for SSD or SSI benefits.
If your work ability has been affected by back and neck pain, our experienced disability benefits lawyers can work with your doctor to carefully document your limitations so you can apply for SSD or appeal a denied claim for disability benefits.
We will make sure you give your doctor all of the relevant information about your back and neck pain issues and ask the right questions so that your medical records reflect your true situation. Contact us to discuss what we can do to help you pursue the benefits you deserve.
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If you have an appointment with Social Security but you do not have all the information you think you will need, Social Security advises that you keep the appointment anyway. The employees will assist you in gathering the rest of the information.
You may be required to undergo a medical examination at no cost to you. It is important to attend this appointment in order to keep the process moving along and provide Social Security with the information it needs.