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Will I be Eligible for Social Security Disability with Spondylolisthesis

Will I be eligible for Social Security Disability with spondylolisthesis? If this is something you want to know, it is probably because you are suffering from this condition, and it and/or complications resulting from the condition or other disorders you have along with it are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. filing-for-disability-in-america Every level of your spine is made up of a disc in the front and paired facet joints in the back. These discs function like shock absorbers in between your vertebrae. The job of your paired facet joints is to prevent motion. They allow your spine flexion (bending forward), but they do not permit much rotation. Out of position Spondylolisthesis is a condition where one bone in your back (vertebra) moves out of position by slipping over the bone below it. This most often occurs in your lower spine (lumbosacral area). When spondylolisthesis develops in children, it usually occurs between the first bone in the sacrum region and the fifth bone in the lower back. It usually results from a birth defect in that area of the spine. In adults, spondylolisthesis usually develops between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae. You may have spondylolisthesis and not experience any signs or symptoms. On the other hand, there are several signs and symptoms you may have. Some of these are: Tenderness Stiffness in the region where the slip has occurred Pain in your thighs and buttocks Pain from your lower back that runs down one or both legs Problems walking Muscle tightness Numbness or weakness in one or both legs Lower back pain A feeling of tightness in your legs when you walk any distance or stand for a long period of time. The usual cause of spondylolisthesis in adults is degenerative disease (arthritis). Traumatic fractures and stress are other things that cause the condition. The aging process is also an important factor in bringing about spondylolisthesis. Your doctor will probably ask you about your signs and symptoms and do a physical exam in diagnosing your spondylolisthesis. In addition, your doctor will probably want an x-ray of your spine. This will show if there is any misalignment in your back. Your doctor may want you to do a straight leg raise. If you have spondylolisthesis, this is uncomfortable and painful. For your doctor to give you a definitive diagnosis of spondylolisthesis, you may also have diagnostic tests like an MRI or CT scan. Again, you may be suffering from spondylolisthesis. This condition and/or complications resulting from it or other disorders you have along with it are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. Have you applied for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration? Were you denied? Important fact If you are going to reapply or appeal your denial, remember this important fact. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than people without a disability attorney. The right thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+