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Back Impairments

Back Impairments & SSD Benefits

Social Security Disability Attorney Providing Assistance

One of the most common physical disabilities the federal Social Security Disability (SSD) program receives applications for is back impairments. It can be difficult to obtain SSD benefits for back problems if you do not have the appropriate medical records to prove that your disability is caused by a qualifying physical impairment, particularly in the spine. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has a "disorders of the spine" category for its qualifying list of impairments.

Because of this, individuals who are able to prove that they suffer from back disabilities that are related to abnormal or injured spines are usually more likely to qualify for SSD payments.

At The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, we can help you evaluate your options for SSD benefits and apply for these payments in the most effective way so that you can increase your chances of approval. We can also assist you if you believe you have been unfairly denied for benefits for your back issues. We know that having a severe disability that limits your ability to work can cause you major economic hardship. It is our goal to help you obtain the financial support that you need.

Proving the Severity of Your Back Impairment

The SSA gives higher recognition to back problems that stem from compromised spinal cords or the nerves surrounding the spinal cord. Some examples of these types of medical conditions:

  • Vertebral fracture
  • Degenerative disc disease (the deterioration of one's spinal discs)
  • Osteoarthritis (the breakdown of cartilage that protects joints)
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Herniated nucleus pulposus (slipped or bulged disc)
  • Spinal arachnoiditis (pain from inflammation of the arachnoid)

Just as within any disability that is approved by SSA, it is necessary to prove that the back impairment is extremely severe and is debilitating enough to keep someone from earning substantial gainful activity (or earning an adequate amount of income). In order to do this, you will need to have the proper medical records backing up your claim, such as X-ray results and other test results. It is very important to work with your doctor to ensure that he or she has the information that is needed to conduct a thorough evaluation of your condition.

Our law firm can assist you in this area, because we are closely familiar with the SSA's disability criteria. Even if you do not believe that you have one of the previously mentioned spinal impairments, there may still be a way for us to help you prove that you have a qualifying back disability. In addition to meeting certain medical requirements, those applying for SSD benefits will also need to show that they have worked and paid taxes for certain periods of time. Furthermore, the amount of time that they must have gone without substantial gainful activity (or the amount of time that they are expected to go without substantial gainful activity in the future) must be at least 12 months.

Importance of Working with a Lawyer

Applying for SSD benefits can be both confusing and overwhelming, especially if you are simultaneously dealing with severe back pain. Let The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC take some of the stress away from the process. We can provide you with step-by-step guidance so that you can have a better chance of becoming more financially stable.

Contact a Dallas Social Security disability lawyer from our firm today!