Back Pain and Social Security Disability

http://www.cuddiganlaw.com/ According to the Mayo Clinic, back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit a doctor or miss work. If you are one of the 31 million Americans who suffer from back pain, then you know how serious this medical problem can be.

For most people with back troubles, the pain comes and goes—but for others, it's a constant, everyday agonizing situation and it interferes with their work. If you are one of those people, you know that even the most basic job functions like standing, walking, lifting and even sitting can bring on excruciating pain.

To be awarded disability benefits you need to prove to Social Security that you are unable to perform any work—not even a desk job. If you have chronic back pain and you are over 50 years old, you need to know that Social Security will apply different rules to your case. But no matter what your age is, disability claims for back pain can be tricky, so it is a good idea to have your case evaluated by a disability professional.

At Cuddigan Law we have handled a multitude of back pain disability claims and we know that there are some common situations where disability benefits may be awarded.

  • If you cannot sit or stand for more than 20 minutes...
  • If you cannot sleep at night because of your pain...
  • If your pain forces you to lie down during the day...
  • If you need to sleep during the day because your pain medications make you drowsy...
  • If you can't concentrate on even simple job tasks because of your pain level or the side effects of your meds...

If any of these restrictions apply, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
For a free evaluation of your case, call us. At Cuddigan Law you have a dedicated team of professionals in your corner who understand the system and who will fight for your rights. http://www.cuddiganlaw.com/contact.cfm

Sean D. Cuddigan
SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska