I Have a Slipped Disc and Need Social Security Disability
I have a slipped disc and need Social Security disability. Will I be able to get Social Security disability for a slipped disc?
That is a good question. In order to answer it, you have to understand what a slipped disc is.
26 bones that are referred to as vertebrae are what your backbone or spine consists of. Soft discs that are filled with a jelly-like substance are situated in between each one of these 26 vertebrae. These soft discs cushion your vertebrae and hold them in the correct position.
The jelly-like substance is why these discs are soft on the inside. However, they have a tougher exterior.
A slipped disc is a medical condition in which some of the jelly-like substance pushes out through a crack in the tougher exterior. When this occurs, the soft disc moves out of position or herniates.
A slipped disc is referred to in other ways. It is also called a herniated disc, a ruptured disc, a bulging disc, cervical radiculopathy, lumbar radiculopathy, a herniated nucleus pulposus and a prolapsed intervertebral disc.
All of these terms are used in different ways. At times, they are used interchangeably.
Unfortunately, there is no agreement among healthcare professionals on a precise definition for each one of these terms. As a result, it can be frustrating when you hear your condition referred to by different terms.
A slipped disc may be caused by an injury, fall or accident. It can also be brought about gradually over time from straining and lifting or any type of activity that puts repetitive stress on your spine. As you get older, your soft discs may become rigid. This can also lead to a slipped disc.
A slipped disc may be marked by several signs and symptoms which include:
Pain that increases with any type of activityPain that eases when you restNumbness or tinglingBladder or bowel problemsMuscle weakness or spasmsAbdominal sensations similar to those you have with the pain of an electric shockPain that increases from sitting, bending forward, driving, coughing or sneezingBack pain that radiates (moves) to your buttocks and legs when the slipped disc is in your lower backNeck pain that spreads to your upper arms and shoulders when your slipped disc occurs in your upper back.
A slipped disc may cause you to experience severe pain. When a slipped disc presses against a nerve, you may have back pain or sciatica.
You may have a hard time standing on your toes on one side, squeezing tightly with one of your hands, lifting one of your legs or arms or other problems because of a slipped disc. However, over a period of weeks and months, your pain, numbness and weakness may go away or dramatically improve.
Is a slipped disc the reason why you are not able to work? Have you applied for Social Security disability benefits and been denied?
The smart thing to do is to have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you by the lawyer at disabilitycasereview.com.
Article written by James Shugart
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