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A Little Back Pain is not enough to Win Social Security Disability

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Because there is so much potential for abuse with people falsely claiming that they are so severely disabled that they cannot work, the Social Security administration has instituted stringent standards for approval for anyone applying for Social Security Disability. Back pain can certainly be a serious medical condition that can make it very difficult or […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Can Make Someone Disabled

A joint is a structure which allows the meeting of two bones and it allows for the movement of different body parts.  Arthritis is defined as inflammation of a joint.  Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints.  RA may also affect other body organs in addition to just joints. Rheumatoid arthritis […]

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Will Herniated Disc Treatments Make You Well Enough to Return to Work?

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A herniated disc is one cause of extreme back pain which may be so severe that sufferers are virtually bedridden, or reliant on strong prescription medication to be able to function at all. Many people with this kind of severe pain are simply unable to work due to both their pain and limited mobility. In […]

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Herniated Discs Can Become a Disabling Medical Condition

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A person who suffers from a herniated disc that prevents them from working may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.  If the back pain is so severe that it becomes a disabling medical condition that would inhibit one’s ability to work for a year or more then they may be able to get benefits […]

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Spinal Stenosis Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Spinal stenosis refers to a condition characterized by narrowing of the spaces within the spine or the backbone. The spinal cord and the spinal nerves lie in the space within the spine and narrowing of this space leads to compression of the spinal cord or the spinal nerves. Numbness, pain, or weakening of the lower […]

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Disabling Condition: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Social Security does not list these conditions but when severe they are similar to a musculoskeletal disorder which limits the use of the limbs (arms or legs). Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRDS) D you have severe burning pain in a limb occurring after trauma or surgery? Does the limb sweat, […]

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MRI Exams Show the Severity of a Herniated Disc (Back Injury)

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A herniated disc is one of the most painful and common injuries.  Often referred to as a ‘slipped disc,’ this condition can severely restrict a sufferer’s mobility and make everyday tasks absolutely impossible.  New technologies like MRI exams provide you with the imaging evidence needed to show the severity of disc and spinal injuries, allowing […]

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A Bulging or Ruptured Disc is a Source of Severe Back Pain

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There are numerous terms which can be used to refer to spinal disc damage, and different doctors will often use different terminology, which can be confusing for patients. A bulging disc may also be known as a herniated disc, or even a pinched nerve. Unfortunately, there is often no exact definition for any particular term, […]

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