Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain
For more information about getting disability benefits for back pain, call Bridgman Law at (704) 815-6055 to speak with a Charlotte disability attorney.
Back pain is the number one cause of chronic pain in adults and can be very painful and debilitating. The Social Security Administration (SSA) realizes that individuals with chronic and severe back pain may be so limited in the activities that they can perform that a finding of “disabled” is appropriate. If you are suffering from back pain, you should contact aCharlotte disability attorney to see if you qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
Filing for Disability for Back Pain
Disability claims for back pain is very common. But it is also one of the most common types of claim to get disability benefits for. The reason is that it is very difficult to prove the extent of back pain, as there is no real hard evidence and it is generally a subjective matter. Thus, the question ultimately becomes how much your back pain interferes with your ability to function.
To qualify for disability benefits, the SSA requires you to have a “medically determinable” impairment that lasts for at least one year. This means that your Charlotte disability attorney must prove some kinds of evidence (x-rays, MRIs, or at least a doctor’s notes) that your back pain is caused by some physical abnormality of the spine or spinal canal.
Unfortunately, if you are suffering from back pain that lacks a physical impairment that normally produces pain symptoms like yours, it will be very unlikely that you will qualify for disability benefits.