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Fort Worth Back Injury Disability Lawyer

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Social Security Disability Attorney for Back Injuries & Pain

There are multiple types of health conditions that can affect a person's ability to work and earn an income, including back injuries and other disorders that affect the back and spine. Social Security disability benefits can provide vital financial assistance to those who are unable to work due to a back injury. The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates all disability claims using a strict definition of disability. Applicants may qualify to receive benefits if the limitations placed upon them by a back injury have made it impossible for them to work in jobs they have previously held or find other types of gainful employment.

If you believe that you meet the SSA's definition of disability and are interested in applying for Social Security disability benefits, The Law Offices of Coats & Todd can help you understand the steps you will need to follow during the application process. We will make sure you provide the necessary information to show that you are disabled, and we will help you address any issues that may arise during your claim. If the SSA denies your claim, we can help you determine your options for appealing these decisions, and we will fight to make sure you receive the benefits that will allow you to meet your ongoing needs.

Back Injuries and Spine Disorders That May Qualify for Disability Benefits

There are multiple types of musculoskeletal disorders that may meet the SSA's criteria to be considered disabilities. These include:

  • Nerve root compression - The nerve roots that directly connect to the spinal cord may be damaged due to back injuries, such as in a fall or a car accident. This can lead to a variety of serious issues, including chronic pain, muscle weakness, loss of sensation, or paralysis.
  • Spinal stenosis - This is a condition where the spaces inside the spine narrow, which can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can cause pain, weakness, or loss of sensation in the legs, as well as difficulties with balance and walking.
  • Arachnoiditis - In some cases, the arachnoid, one of the membranes that surround and protect the spinal cord, may become inflamed. This can lead to severe pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness.
  • Spondylitis - This is a general term that refers to any inflammation of the spine. This can include conditions like ankylosing spondylitis, which leads to stiffness and pain in the lower back and hips, as well as difficulties with movement.
  • Spondylolisthesis - This is a condition where one of the vertebrae in the spine slips out of place, which can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. This can cause pain, numbness, or weak muscles.
  • Degenerative disc disease - When the discs that cushion the vertebrae in the spine begin to break down, this can cause a person to experience significant pain, stiffness, and loss of range of motion.
  • Herniated discs - Back or spine injuries may cause the discs in the spine to rupture and leak fluid. This can put pressure on the spinal cord or other nerves, leading to chronic pain, numbness, tingling sensations, or muscle weakness.
  • Scoliosis - This is a condition where the spine curves to the side, which can lead to pain and difficulty moving.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis - Although not technically a musculoskeletal disorder, rheumatoid arthritis often results in many of the same symptoms associated with the disorders listed above. Rheumatoid arthritis can also result in swelling and tenderness of the joints, often the joints of the fingers, hands, toes, and feet. Because it is an immune disorder, patients may also experience symptoms involving other body systems, including the skin, eyes, and lungs.

Contact Our Fort Worth Social Security Disability Attorneys for Back Injuries

If you have suffered a back injury and are no longer able to work, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration has a strict definition of what constitutes a disability, and applying for benefits can be a complex process. Our team of attorneys at The Law Offices of Coats & Todd will help you gather the information needed to show that you meet the SSA's criteria for disability, and we will advocate on your behalf if your claim is denied. Let us help you get the benefits you need to cover your ongoing medical expenses and lost income. Contact us at 972-671-9922 to set up your free consultation today.

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