With about 1 in every 10 individuals suffering from debilitating back conditions, it is no surprise that chronic back pain is the most common cause for Americans being unable to work. Common conditions that may qualify for disability benefits are: degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, nerve root compression, and paralysis.
What Can I Do To Help Win My Disability Benefits
Because back pain is so common, it is important to be able to prove that yours is severe enough to warrant disability benefits. There are a couple of things you can do to build your case.
First, the most important thing you can do it get adequate testing. If your doctor says “I think you may have degenerative disc disease” it isn’t going to cut it. Make sure your doctor orders the proper testing whether that is a MRI, CT Scan, or X Ray to confirm your condition.
Second, get regular treatment. Whether that’s through your primary care provider, a pain management specialist, or a back specialist regular medical care for your back condition will greatly improve your chances of winning your disability claim.
Third, find a doctor who is supportive of your claim. If you can find a doctor who is willing to fill out one of our Residual Functional Capacity forms or write a short narrative statement that is supportive of you getting disability, your claim will be that much stronger.
Get Proper Representation
Having an experienced attorney fight on your behalf can make the difference between winning and losing your claim. If your back condition is making it impossible to work for a period of 12 months or longer give our office a call. We offer free evaluations over the phone to see what you may qualify for. Call today.