Problems with your back or neck can limit your daily life.
Maybe you have a spinal disease that has worsened over time. Maybe you had a surgery that left you with orthopedic or neurological problems.
If your pain, weakness, or difficulty moving about are severe enough, you may be unable to work.
When that happens, you face a financial and personal disaster.
Social Security Disability benefits, including monthly checks and Medicare eligibility to cover ongoing health-care costs, can help restore stability to your life.
But winning benefits isn’t easy. Most people get denied.
You may wonder, “Does back pain qualify for disability? Does neck pain qualify for disability?”
They certainly can. And the lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal are here to help you sort this out. We’ve helped thousands of people in Ohio win disability benefits over the last 40 years.
When you’re dealing with an impersonal government program, we bring personal care to your case. We want to see you reach better times.
After your claim is done, we want you to say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”Talk to HNB
To qualify for disability benefits, you must show that you can’t continue in your work because of health problems, you can’t switch to new work, and your condition will last at least a year.
One way to qualify for benefits is to match your medical condition to an entry in Social Security’s official listing of impairments.
With neck or back pain, you could have a qualifying diagnosis for many different conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, herniated discs, degenerative discs, nerve root compression and more.
Documenting your symptoms will be a crucial part of your claim. Your symptoms could include these:
But Social Security won’t just take your word for it that you’re suffering from these or other symptoms.
You have to prove it by providing medical evidence. That can include MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, reports from physical exams, and reports from physical therapy you’ve received.
Social Security will want to see that you’re building a history of problems with your neck or spine.
You can start on your disability claim by getting HNB Law to evaluate your situation for free.Get My Free Case Review
An HNB lawyer can help you document your neck or back pain symptoms and prove to Social Security that you should receive disability benefits.