Bulging, Ruptured or Herniated Discs
The spine is made up of bony vertebrae that protect the spinal cord. Each vertebra is separated by a cushioning pad called a disc. If one of the discs ruptures or bulges, the disc material can come into contact with the spinal cord, causing extreme pain, as well as weakness or numbness in the back and legs or the neck and arms.
Have you become disabled because of a herniated disc or another type of degenerative disc disease? The disability attorneys of My Philadelphia Disability Lawyer, can help you obtain Social Security disability (SSD) and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits due to your injuries.
Pain and Disability
The pain from a herniated disc can be excruciating, but pain is difficult to evaluate. Pain alone is rarely considered disabling unless it is adequately supported by medical evidence. Disability claims are evaluated based on your medical records. The better documented your medical condition is in your records, the better your chances of success.
The key to success in a case involving back or neck pain is to document the extent of the condition. This means you must consult your doctor and get treatment for the condition — even if you do not believe the treatment will actually offer a cure.
Our attorneys will consider your entire medical history when assessing your case. For example, people who suffer from herniated discs may develop depression because of the pain and loss of function associated with the disc disease.
Make an Informed Decision
Should you file a Social Security disability (SSD) or supplemental security income (SSI) claim because of a herniated disc? Our disability lawyers can give you the information you need to decide. Please contact us or call (215) 464-7200 to arrange a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We never charge a fee until we win your case.