Social Security Disability for Degenerative Disc Disease
What is Degenerative Disc Disease Disability?
Degenerative disc disease is a normal condition brought about through aging. To put it simply, intervertebral discs dehydrate and shrink as we naturally age. For most people, it is not a problem. For some, it can cause severe and constant pain in their back or neck. Chronic lower back pain can sometimes spread out to the hips.
Other symptoms of degenerative disc disease include:
- pain in the thighs while walking
- intermittent tingling or weakness through the knees
- neck pain that radiates to the shoulders, arms, and hands
Can You Get Disability for Degenerative Disc Disease?
If degenerative disc disease has reduced your ability to work and function normally, then you may be eligible for social security disability benefits. There are some conditions caused by degenerative disc disease that are recognized by the SSA, including:
- Nerve root compression
- Spinal stenosis
- Herniated disc
Degenerative Disc Disease Lawyer in Atlanta: Filing Your SSD Claim
If you or a loved one are suffering from degenerative disc disease that prevents you from working, and you have been denied SSD benefits, an Atlanta Social Security disability attorney from our firm may be able to help you obtain your benefits. We have worked for over 40 years to assist disabled Americans receive benefits from the government and large insurance companies that had denied their claims previously. We are very experienced and knowledgeable about how to get results.
Our Atlanta SSD Lawyer Can Fight for Your Benefits
It can be challenging to prove your disability where pain is the only factor involved. Disability examiners may not give much consideration to complaints of pain. Medical records will be very important in the application process. Our firm has presented cases like this and we know how to present them and the important information to include to clearly present your case. We are tough and hard-hitting when we need to be. We make ourselves available to our clients when they need us. Each case is treated individually and with care.
Are you or a loved one suffering from degenerative disc disease that is preventing you from working? Contact an Atlanta Social Security disability lawyer at Stevens & Sullivan, LLC for valuable assistance with your claim.