Last time I discussed Social Security listings in general, this week I will go through an example of a back listing.

Remember, you do not have to meet a listing to be found disabled. However, if you do meet a listing, then you will automatically be found disabled.

Back problems are listed under disorders of the spine.

These include herniated nucleus pulposus, spinal arachnoditis, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, facet arthritis, or vertebral fracture resulting in compromise of a nerve root or spinal cord with inability to walk effectively, or a need to change positions often, or motor loss and limited range of motion.

These conditions must be documented with medical imaging studies and medical exams and testing.

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