Getting Social Security Disability for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Would it be possible for me to get Social Security Disability with degenerative spondylolisthesis? If this is something you want to know, it is probably because you have this condition, and it and/or complications that have resulted from it or other disabling disorders that you have in conjunction with this condition have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Each level of your spine is composed of a disc in the front and paired facet joints in the back. These disc work like a shock absorber in between your vertebrae. The paired facet joints work to prevent motion. In so doing, they allow your spine to bend forward (flexion) and backwards (extension). However, they do not allow very much rotation.
Spondylolisthesis is a condition that is marked by a displacement of a bone (vertebra) or the vertebral column in relation to the vertebrae below. The vertebra located in the lower portion of your spine slips forward and onto a bone underneath it.
Degenerative spondylolisthesis is a type of spondylolisthesis that is brought about by the aging of you paired facet joints. Your paired facet joints do not work like they are supposed to as a result of aging.
Your paired facet joints permit too much bending forward (flexion). What results is one vertebral body slips forward on to another. The term degenerative spondylolisthesis is actually Latin for slipped vertebral body.
For this reason, degenerative spondylolisthesis is far more common in older adults, occurring most often after age 40. It is the most prevalent kind of spondylolisthesis.
Degenerative spondylolisthesis affects women more than men. Women outnumber men with the condition by a ration of 3:1.
Degenerative spondylolisthesis may result in several signs and symptoms. These include:Leg painLower back painMuscle weakness in your legsDecreased range of motion in your lower backShock-like electric symptoms that run down your legBowel or bladder incontinence (loss of control)Numbness, tingling or weakness in your legs that is caused by nerve compressionLower back pain that is often more severe after exercise, especially when your lumbar spine is extended.
Again, you may be afflicted with degenerative spondylolisthesis. This condition and/or complications that have resulted from it or other disabling disorders that you have in conjunction with this condition have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Have you applied for the financial assistance that you need by applying for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration? Were you denied?
If you are thinking about reapplying or appealing your denial, here is an important fact that you need to be aware of. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than claimants who do not have a disability attorney standing with them.
The thing that you really ought to do is to contact the disability attorney at disabilitycasereview.com, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Please do not put this off. It is far too important to you.
Article written by James Shugart
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