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Back pain and disability benefits

Many people living in Indiana and around the country suffer from back pain. In some cases, this pain can become debilitating and make it difficult to perform daily tasks at work. When an individual can no longer earn a living, they may consider applying for Social Security disability benefits. However, they may wonder if it's even possible to get disability benefits due to back problems.

It can sometimes be difficult for a person to prove that back pain is debilitating to the point that they are no longer able to work at their current job and cannot be retrained for a different type of work. This is because people with documented back issues, such as osteoarthritis, have a wide range of functionality. As a result, it becomes difficult to determine disability simply based on a diagnosed medical condition.

The key element in a successful disability claim is the loss of functional ability. This is true regardless of the diagnosis, which could be spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, fractures, arthritis or another condition. This loss of functionality will have to be carefully documented as part of the application and, typically, appeals process. Still, it's important to note that while 70% of initial applications for Social Security disability are rejected, most will eventually be approved on appeal.

An attorney who understands the laws regarding Social Security Disability Insurance may help a client obtain benefits. Legal counsel could assist in the preparation of the initial application and represent the client at an appeals hearing. The attorney may also be able to review documentation of the client's condition and provide a professional opinion as to whether a claim might be successful.

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