The spine is composed of a column of bones called vertebrae with special cushions known as discs between them. These discs allow the spine to be flexible, and they prevent vertebrae from grinding against each other. Occasionally, however, an individual may develop what is known as a herniated disc. A herniated disc occurs when the inner fluid of the spinal cushion bulges or leaks. While some herniated discs do not cause any symptoms, others can lead to painful and debilitating conditions.
If you or someone you love is unable to work due to a herniated disc, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits to make up for your lost wages. At the Hankey Law Office, we have decades of experience helping individuals in need of disability benefits navigate the complicated process of applying for coverage and appealing denied claims. To schedule a free consultation with an Indianapolis Social Security attorney, contact us today at (800) 520-3633.
Symptoms of Herniated Discs
Herniated discs can happen in the upper or lower back, and the symptoms vary depending on the location of the disc and the severity of the rupture. Some of the complications caused by herniated discs include:
- Arm and shoulder pain
- Leg pain
- Muscle Weakness
- Numbness or tingling
- Bladder dysfunction
- Bowel dysfunction
Herniated discs may only cause minor discomfort, but for people with severely herniated discs, pain and muscle weakness can prevent them from maintaining employment. This inability to work and earn an income can make Social Security benefits essential.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a herniated disc and is in need of Social Security disability benefits, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Indianapolis Social Security attorney of Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633.