Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is a condition that causes deterioration of the cushy discs that separate the vertebrae in the spine. Degenerative disc disease is not actually a disease, but rather a condition that affects everyone in varying degrees as they age, with some experiencing little to no symptoms and others experiencing severe problems. Those who are severely affected may become disabled because of a limited capacity for movement and severe back pain, among other symptoms.
If you or a loved one has severe degenerative disc disease and is unable to work because of the condition, an experienced social security disability attorney may be able to help get much-needed social security benefits. Our Indianapolis social security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, are committed to helping those with disabilities get approved for the social security benefits they need. To speak with one of our skilled attorneys, contact our office today at (800) 520-3633.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Income
The effects of degenerative disc disease can be extremely limiting. When applying for the benefits you need to support yourself and your family, you will need to produce medical documentation of some of the following issues caused by your condition:
- Chronic back and/or neck pain
- Difficulty walking without assistance
- Diminished capacity to lift objects, bend, twist, and reach/grasp objects
- Pain radiating to legs and arms
In addition, you will need to provide information on the effectiveness of any treatments you’ve received for your condition and how long the condition has been present.
If you are applying for social security disability benefits for degenerative disc disease, a qualified social security attorney may be able to help you with the process of applying or, if your claim is denied, appealing the decision. To speak with an attorney today, contact an Indianapolis social security disability lawyer of the Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633.