Qualifying for SSDI with a Back Pain Disability
Back pain is one of the most common reasons that individuals become unable to work.
However, because so many people deal with some level of back pain, it is not easy to prove disability on the basis of back pain alone.
It is helpful to have X-Rays or MRIs showing problems with the discs or vertebrae in your spine. It is important that you go to a doctor, and that the doctor’s treatment notes show a diagnosis and information about the kind and level of pain you have.
Arthritis is a common reason why people have back pain. Injuries from work or auto accidents may have lasting impact and cause arthritis and chronic pain.
Back pain can be a reason for disability if you are age 50 or older and have done hard physical work which you are no longer able to do full time.
From personal experience and from having worked with many clients with back pain, we know how painful and debilitating back problems can be.
Because each person’s disability and circumstances are unique, it is worth it to get a consultation about your particular problem.