Your spine is one of the most delicate parts of your body. When something happens to cause serious injury, such as a car accident or a chronic condition like arthritis, you may need surgery to repair the damage that was done.
Surgery can be very beneficial to your long-term health. By having back surgery, you may be able to prevent further harm to your spine, or repair some of the damage that was done. Unfortunately, back surgeries aren’t always able to restore your spine to feel and operate the same way as when it was completely healthy. When you undergo a serious, and potentially disabling back surgery, Massachusetts Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) may help you get the income you need.
Here are some of the types of back surgery that may leave you in need of Social Security in Massachusetts:
- Spinal Fusion. This is the most common type of disabling back surgery, and it is characterized by having multiple vertebrae fused together to become one solid piece.
- Vertebroplasty. Similar to a spinal fusion surgery, vertebroplasty injects bone cement into vertebrae that were compressed in an accident or from a serious condition.
- Artificial Disks. Placing artificial disks between two vertebrae can sometimes be done to eliminate the need for a spinal fusion surgery. Although a common alternative, this type of surgery may still leave lasting side effects that cause you to become disabled.
- Discectomy or Laminectomy. A discectomy or a laminectomy involves removing part of a disk or part of the bone that lies on top of the spinal canal.
Although there are tremendous benefits to having one or more of these types of back surgeries, you may still be unable to work or perform the tasks you once used to. This may mean that you need to seek Massachusetts SSDI after your back surgery to help you get the income you need while you are unable to work.
Seeking SSDI can be difficult because there are no specific listings for back surgeries and Social Security in Massachusetts. However, there are ways that you can show the Social Security Administration that you qualify to receive disability benefits. Getting help from a skilled Massachusetts SSDI attorney can help you fill out your application as accurately and completely as possible to maximize your chances at getting the disability income you need.
Has your back surgery left you disabled? Call our Massachusetts Social Security lawyer from Keefe Disability Law today at 888-904-6847 to get the information and legal insight you need when applying for SSDI in Massachusetts after a back surgery.