Social Security Disability Attorney In Los Angeles

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Social Security Disability for Back Pain

Back pain is a common health problem that affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, back pain sometimes becomes so severe that it makes it impossible to work.  If you have terrible back pain and you cannot do your job as a result of it, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. An experienced Las Angeles disability benefits lawyer will help you to determine if you can put together a strong application for benefits given the nature of your back pain. 

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain 

The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires applicants for disability benefits to have a severe disabling condition that either has lasted for 12 months, is likely to be fatal, or is likely to last for 12 months.  This means your back pain must be chronic if you are going to be eligible for benefits.  Your condition also must prevent you from working in the job you were doing before your back began to act up, or from doing any job that your education and experience have qualified you to do.  

To help the SSA determine when to allow an applicant to receive benefits, a “Blue Book” or Listing of Impairments has been created by the Social Security Administration.  If your health condition isn’t listed in the blue book, it becomes harder to qualify for benefits because you must show medical equivalence. If you do have a listed condition, you are going to need to show specific symptoms associated with the listed medical problems you are claiming to have.  

Most of the listed conditions related to Back Pain are found in Part 1 of the Blue Book, which relates to Musculoskeletal Disorders.  For example, section 1.04 addresses disorders of the spine that can make you eligible for benefits, including:

  • Osteoarthritis or facet arthritis 
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Vertebral fractures

If you have these conditions, certain other medical problems like osteoporosis, or other severe back pain, you may be able to put together an application to convince the SSA to give you benefits. Contact a Las Angeles Social Security disability lawyer to learn more and to find out how to move forward with making a disability benefits claim.

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The Effect of Back Pain – Los Angeles Social Security Disability Attorneys

A new study suggests that doctors should take into account the social ramifications that back pain can have on an individual.  A team of researchers at Warwick Medical School found that low back pain can lead to problematic relationships, people withdrawing from society and isolation and depression.  These external effects must also be taken into account by the Social Security Administration and the judges when assessing an Social Security Disability claimant’s case. Indeed, the ramifications from experiencing pain are much greater than the pain itself.  As attorneys practicing Social Security Disability, we have seen these consequences and have heard your stories.  We understand that pain can affect so many aspects of your life.  That’s why we fight for you to get the Social Security Disability benefits you need and deserve.  It is also why we understand that you may not be able to complete this process without assistance and advocacy and we help you through each step of the process.  If you have severe low back pain that keeps you from working, contact us or any experienced attorney to determine if they can help you receive Social Security Disability (SSDI or SSI) benefits.
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