Back injures can be devastating.

It does not matter what age, chronic pain can result and make it impossible to work.

If you are under 50 years of age, then you must prove you cannot work any job at all as a result of your back pain.

This is a difficult task, but it can be done.

Back pain without surgery makes it really difficult to convince a Social Security Judge that you are unable to work, if you are under 50 years of age.

The advantage you have if have had back surgery, especially a fusion, is that this is objective evidence that explains the chronic pain.

It is particularly persuasive if you have to see a pain doctor, and use pain medications or an electrical stimulator or need injections and have little relief.

MRI’s after the surgery that show ongoing complications, or an incomplete fusion will also support your case.

It also helps to show how people have to help you around the house with daily activities and chores.

It does not hurt to have a consistent work history before your back injury. This shows your willingness to work when you are able.

Whatever happens do not give up if you are denied at the early stages. Keep on appealing until you get before a Judge so that you can have someone look carefully at your medical evidence.

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