Many people who suffer from neck and back problems apply for Social Security Disability.

Administrative Law Judges look to see if you have had any surgeries on your neck and back. Such as surgeries to address pinched nerves, herniated disks, or narrowing of the spinal canal.

Fusions and permanent placement of rods, screws and plates are also important factors to whether you will get Social Security Disability.

Ongoing problems with headaches, chronic pain, the need for pain management doctors can also help you win your Social Security Disability case.

Functional limitations are very important for Social Security Disability cases. For example, does pain radiate into the arms and limit your ability to reach and handle items? Does low back pain cause weakness in your legs? Do your pain medications knock you out?

Questions about your back and neck problems and how Social Security will see your case? Feel free to call Illinois Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.