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Musculoskeletal System Injuries & Disorders

Musculoskeletal Impairments Can Prevent You From Working

Social Security Listing 1.00 deals with musculoskeletal disorders affecting the back, spine or joints that may result in one or more of the following impairments: chronic pain; inability to (ambulate) walk, sit or stand for a reasonable length of time; and impaired functions such as grasping, pulling or pushing. In addition, radiating pain may cause numbness or tingling in the extremities, rendering you unable to perform work tasks. If, because of your symptoms and impairments, you are unable to do your past work and your residual functional capacity is insufficient to allow you to do a different job, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance/Supplemental Security Income (SSDI/SSI).

At Rubin Guttman & Associates, L.P.A., we help people in Ohio obtain SSDI/SSI benefits for debilitating back injuries and disorders as well as other musculoskeletal disorders. From initial application to appeals, our lawyers can help you submit the correct information to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and represent you at hearings. To learn more, please speak with one of our Cleveland back injury attorneys.

SSDI/SSI Benefits for Back, Neck and Joint Disorders

Many back conditions are the result of a problem with the bones of the spine (vertebrae) or the spinal disks such as ruptured disks, herniated disks, compressed disks, and fractured or overlapping vertebrae. These problems may be caused by a congenital disorder, a traumatic accident, aging, wear and tear, or failed back surgery.

SSDI/SSI benefits are available for many disabling musculoskeletal system disorders, including:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolysis and spondylitis
  • Disorders of the spinal disks or nerves
  • Major joint dysfunction, including dysfunction caused by morbid obesity
  • Reconstructive surgery of a major weight-bearing joint
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Amputations of both hands or one or both lower extremities

To prove that you cannot work at a substantial gainful activity level because of your impairment, results from imaging tests such as X-rays, CAT scans or MRIs will likely be required as part of your medical evidence. Physical exams and physician observation of your symptoms are also necessary to receive SSDI/SSI benefits. In addition, you must show that you are receiving treatment for your disorder.

We know what types of medical information the SSA wants to see to determine your residual functional capacity for back and other musculoskeletal disorders. With our assistance, you will increase your chances of receiving benefits sooner.

Akron Spinal Disability Attorneys

Please call us at (216) 696-4006 or (888) 488-8529, or e-mail us to arrange a free initial consultation today. Russian, Hebrew and Spanish language services are available by appointment.

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