Many people suffer from back problems, and this keeps them from working.

Social Security looks beyond the diagnosis of back problems.

For example, back strains, herniated discs, discectomies, and fusions.

But the practical aspect of Social Security Disability is that surgeries, especially multiple surgeries, for back problems are important to the Judges.

Ongoing pain management is also important. The prescription of narcotic pain medications can limit your daily activities because of side effects.

Social Security wants to know how a person’s functions are limited.

Does pain reduce your concentration?

Do you spend most of your time reclining or lying down?

Is your lifting limited to small amounts?

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