Neck pain can have a serious impact on people in a variety of professions. From construction workers who need to lift heavy objects and operate machinery on a daily basis, to professionals in desk jobs who feel the tension and pain in their shoulders, backs, and neck from sitting all day, neck pain can be a serious condition.
If you struggle to perform at your job because of the severe pain in your neck, there are options. Many individuals qualify for SSDI benefits in Rhode Island and across New England because of the severity of their neck pain. However, even if the pain you experience stops you from doing your job, there are certain requirements you must meet in order to receive SSDI benefits.
In order to qualify, you must meet one of these requirements:
- You must have spinal nerve root compression. Nerve root or spinal compression limits the movement of your spine. This condition also causes muscle weakness, making you lose feeling in those muscles and limiting your reflexes.
- You must have spinal arachnoiditis. This disorder is caused by severe inflammation in the spine. Having this disorder requires that you change positions more than once every two hours, which can make working in many jobs difficult.
In order to receive SSDI benefits, you must show that you have one of these conditions with medical evidence. The type of evidence you may need to provide includes:
- Laboratory results
- Medical imaging
- History of treatments
- How long treatment was received
- Your body’s response to the treatment
To receive money for a disability caused by severe neck pain can be difficult. Talk to a Rhode Island Social Security lawyer at Keefe Disability Law to learn how to increase your chances at your application being accepted so that you can get the benefits you need to live comfortably. Call us toll-free today at 888-904-6847.