If you are between the ages of 50 and 65 years and suffer from a disability that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits
Do Spine Disorders Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Every day you participate in activities that can put a tremendous amount of strain on your spine. Things from sitting for extended periods of time to heavy lifting can cause extreme discomfort and pain for many individuals which result in back and neck pains. For some that suffer extreme spinal conditions, the pain may not just be uncomfortable but can sometimes be so severe it impacts their ability to perform their work functions. If you have found yourself unable to continue working due to a spinal disorder, you may qualify to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
What Spine Disorders Qualify?
Spine disorders are conditions that are taken seriously as they can lead to permanent disability, including loss of mobility and severe pain. Because of this, spine disorders have their own section in the Social Security Administration (SSA) Blue Book. Some of the spine disorders specifically listed in the Blue Book include:
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Arthritis
- Herniated Nucleus Pulposus
- Spinal Arachnoiditis
- Spinal Stenosis
- Vertebra Fractures