The SSA has made changes to its musculoskeletal listing which are sure to impact applicants seeking Disability benefits for back problems.
The SSA recognizes diseases that cause paralysis such as brain tumors and stroke. Also accidental trauma to the brain or spine are included in this listing.
The biggest challenge in getting SS Disability benefits for a fall is the disability must last 12 months or longer and prevent you from working.
The SSA recognizes Spondylosis in its Blue Book. To qualify for disability a person must meet the requirements of the listing or prove they are unable to work.
Falls are the second leading cause of accidental death and injury. Preventing a fall may simply be a matter of modifying your routine and environment.
Good candidates have back pain caused by one or two vertebral discs in the spine, no degenerative arthritis that affects the facet joints in between individual vertebrae, no previous surgery and no spinal deformity such as scoliosis.