Social Security Disability for Spinal Impairments in New Orleans, La.
Get Financial Support When You Can’t Work
Spinal injuries or impairments can change everything about your life—including your ability to hold a job.
And when you can’t work anymore because of pain, paralysis or other problems with your spine, your money situation soon spirals down.
Monthly income from Social Security Disability benefits can help you reach steady ground.
Any of these spinal conditions could qualify you for benefits:
- Back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet arthritis
- Herniated disc
- Compression of the spine, causing pain, numbness and weakness (lumbar spinal stenosis)
- Neck pain
- Spinal pain and inflammation (arachnoiditis)
- Spine fractures from injuries
But before you can collect benefits, you have to prove that your spinal impairment means you can’t work.
It’s a struggle to keep up with all of it.
You take care of yourself. Gary Sells, disability benefits advocate, can take care of helping you apply for Social Security Disability. Gary and his team have helped thousands of people in Gretna, New Orleans, Metairie, Marrero, Houma, or anywhere else across the New Orleans area.
Social Security Disability is all we do.
Qualifying for Social Security Disability for Spinal Impairments
To win disability benefits, you’ll need to provide Social Security medical documentation of the symptoms that leave you unable to work.
For spinal impairments, those symptoms could include:
- Burning sensations
- Difficulty breathing
- Dulled reflexes
- Frequent need to change positions
- Limited motion
- Muscle atrophy and weakness
You must show Social Security that your symptoms prevent you from working your most recent jobs or switching to any new jobs. And you must show that your condition has lasted or will last at least a year.
Every spinal impairment claim is different. But it doesn’t cost you anything to get an evaluation of your particular situation from Gary Sells.
How to Apply for Disability for Spinal Impairments
The most important part of proving your claim for Social Security Disability for spinal impairments is providing medical evidence showing the severity of your condition. This can include these types of documentation:
- Doctor’s reports of your diagnosis
- Medical imaging of your spinal cord (X-rays, CAT scans, MRIs)
- Details of the medical treatment you’ve received
- Details of how you responded to treatment
- A list of medications you’ve received
- Documentation of surgeries
- Documentation of hospitalization
When you’re trying to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you need to attend all medical appointments and follow your doctor’s treatment plan, because this helps build the evidence you need.
Relieving Your Burden
Gathering all the evidence, filling out all the forms and meeting all the deadlines for Social Security Disability can be a job in itself—all while you can’t work because of your spinal impairment.
Get someone else, someone who’s been through the disability application process thousands of times, to take all that work off your shoulders.
An experienced disability advocate knows all the rules, regulations and procedures in the complicated Social Security system. If you’re denied benefits—which happens a lot—and you need to take your case to a disability judge, government research has found that your chances of being awarded benefits are almost three times better if you have a representative.
Gary Sells and his team of disability advocates take time to understand your case and make sure you’re treated with respect. When a spinal impairment is disrupting your life, let us stand up for you.