Back problems result in Disability for a large number of Social Security claimants.

This is because chronic back pain severely limits activities such as sitting, standing, lifting and walking.

The problem is proving that you have back pain.

Have you had low back surgery? neck surgery? More than one surgery? A fusion with plating, screws and rods? This certainly explains back pain.

Does the pain run down your legs or arms? Do you have tests that show radiculopathy or neuropathy?

Do you have MRI tests or CT scans that show herniated discs, spinal stenosis, pinched nerves or nerve root impingement.

Other proof of chronic back pain for your Social Security Disability case may be pain management therapy, strong pain medications, or use of  a Tens Unit.

Questions about back pain and your Social Security Disability? Feel free to call me, Illinois Social Security Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

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