Yes. Although you can appeal a denial without a lawyer, help from an experienced professional will improve your chances.
Social Security Disability Benefits
for Your Back Conditions in Portland
A Guide for Residents of Maine
Back pain and impairments can be caused by a variety of different medical conditions – including skeletal, spinal and muscular conditions. Back pain can be a severe type of pain that prevents you from working. If your back conditions are so painful that they prevent you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
First, you must prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that your back conditions are so bad they will prevent you from working for at least 12 months. And you must prove this with medical evidence such as MRIs, x-rays or doctor’s documentation from a physical exam. Your medical history must show that your back pain is due to a physical condition that’s diagnosed and is expected to last for 12 months and keep you from working full time.
If you need help with a Social Security Disability claim because of your back conditions, CALL PORTLAND SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAWYER DANIEL EMERY. Winning disability benefits is a complicated process, so let the Daniel Emery Law Office help you gather all the evidence of your back conditions and prove to the SSA that you do qualify for benefits.
Back Conditions that May Qualify for Disability
Many back conditions are the result of age and wear and tear on your body. There are many types of back conditions out there including chronic conditions, inflammatory conditions and problems involving the nerves in your back. Some of the conditions include:
- HERNIATED DISCS
- DEGENERATIVE DISCS
- NERVE ROOT COMPRESSION
- RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
- SPINAL STENOSIS
No matter the reason for your back pain, if you have a medically diagnosed condition, call the Daniel Emery Law Office. We want to help you get the Social Security Disability benefits you need.
Proving Your Back Conditions to the Social Security Administration
Back conditions are a very common claim for Social Security Disability. But the SSA only approves severe cases. To determine the severity of your back pain or impairments the SSA will examine:
- Your symptoms to ensure they match the listing of impairments
- Your functional work restrictions (how much you can lift, how long you can stand, etc.)
- Your medical records and history
- Your doctor’s opinion on your limitations
Disability attorney DANIEL EMERY and his team will work with you to gather all of your work records and medical evidence in hopes of proving your case to the SSA.
Proving that your back conditions are severe enough for you to qualify for disability payments won’t be easy, but let us help you present a clear case to the Social Security Administration.