Damage to the spine that impacts the spinal cord can cause serious pain throughout the body. If you have suffered spinal damage to the point where you can no longer carry out day-to-day workplace tasks without experiencing severe pain, you may be eligible for disability benefits.

Helping Clients With Back Pain Pursue Social Security Claims

Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Spinal DamagePortland SSD and SSI Attorney Richard A. Sly helps clients in Oregon and Washington pursue back and spine disability benefits from the federal government, including Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSD/DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Spinal injuries can cause severe pain in the neck and back, as well as secondary symptoms like pain in the arms and legs and tingling in the fingers and toes. In severe cases, these symptoms can become disabling. Most spinal damage can be traced back to one of two major causes:

  • Traumatic accidents: If you have been in an accident, at work or otherwise, involving a significant impact or jarring motion in the area of your back, you may have experienced herniation, rupture, compression or other damage to one or more spinal discs.
  • Degenerative disc disease: Most people experience some degeneration of the spinal discs as a normal part of aging. For some people, this results in degenerative disc disease, which can result in significant pressure being exerted on the spinal cord.

If you can no longer do your job as a result of damage to the spine, we can help you pursue the disability benefits you need. We will assist you with your application and, if necessary, represent you on appeal, working with your doctors to document your medical condition.

Call 503-224-0436 for a Free Consultation With an SSD and SSI Lawyer

At the law firm of Richard A. Sly, we are dedicated to helping clients who are unable to work due to back and spine disorders. To schedule a free consultation with experienced Oregon and Washington attorney Richard A. Sly, call us toll free at 503-224-0436 or e-mail us.