The short answer is yes. With the proper proof you can get Social Security Disability benefits for your cervical radiculopathy.
How Does the Government Categorize Cervical Radiculopathy?
Cervical radiculopathy impacts the upper spine, involving compression of nerve roots in the neck vertebrae.
Social Security Disability covers nerve root compression as a disorder of the spine, whether it’s the result of aging, a congenital disease, or a traumatic accident. The courts consider radiculopathy under SSA impairment listing 1.04, Disorders of the spine. The condition can also be approved based on a combination of impairments or inability perform regular, continuing work.
What Proof Will the SSA Require?
If treatment for cervical radiculopathy fails to restore your ongoing capacity to earn income, it can qualify as a disability. To demonstrate the condition, you will need to show:
- Medical evidence: You may be unable to do physical work, or even sit at a desk for extended periods—meaning you cannot perform sedentary work. To back your disability case, your file must contain evidence of your orthopaedist’s diagnosis as supported by your physical exams and results of medically accepted procedures. Examples include the Spurling’s Test, x-rays, MRI and CT scans, and electromyography (EMG) imaging results. You will show the history of treatments prescribed by your doctors, and your responses to treatments.
- Non-medical evidence: Non-medical information helps demonstrate your qualifications to receive assistance. For example, those who know you can attest to your condition’s impact on your ability to work and your daily life.
How Can You Find Support for Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits?
London Disability strives to provide the best Disability Representative Baltimore has to offer. As your outcome may take two years or more, empathetic and diligent support can be critical to your emotional and physical well-being.
If you have cervical radiculopathy and believe you qualify for assistance, contact London Disability of Baltimore, MD for a free case review.