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5 Back Problems That Are Often Considered Long-Term Disabilities

Living with back problems of any kind can be detrimental to, not only your physical health but your mental health as well. Of course, if you suffer from a back condition, you likely already know this.

Suffering from a back condition may qualify you for long-term disability benefits, depending on your individual circumstances. Read on to learn about five back problems that are usually considered long-term disabilities.

#1 - Back Pain Due to Nerve Root Compression

The compression causes a nerve root to become inflamed, which can result in a number of nasty symptoms, including:

  • Sharp pain in the:
    • Back,
    • Arms,
    • Legs, or
    • Shoulders, and can get worse when conducting particular actions, even as mild as coughing or sneezing.
  • Weakness or reflex loss in the:
    • Arms, or
    • Legs.

#2 - Spinal Stenosis

This condition occurs when the spaces in your spine begin to narrow, which often puts pressure on the nerves traveling through the spinal column. This condition typically occurs in the lower back and neck. Common symptoms associated with the ailment include:

  • No symptoms at all
  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness

It is possible for symptoms to exacerbate throughout the years.

#3 - Spinal Arachnoiditis

This disease is very rare and is often the result of fibrosis and arachnoid membrane adhesion because of chronic inflammation. Some of the most common causes of spinal arachnoiditis include:

  • Infection
  • Spinal surgery
  • Intraspinal injection of steroid or myelography dye
  • Spinal anesthesia

#4 - Scoliosis

Patients with scoliosis are most often diagnosed as adolescents and the condition is characterized by a sideways curvature of the spine. The reasons for childhood scoliosis are largely unknown. Most of the time, it tends to be relatively mild, but some people may notice that the curves get worse as time passes.

#5 - Bulging or Herniated Disc

The discs in your spine provide cushions between your spine’s vertebrae. A bulging disc doesn’t usually impact the disc’s entire perimeter, but no less than a quarter if not half of the disc’s breadth is typically impacted.

By contrast, a herniated disc occurs when the rigid exterior layer of cartilage provides space for parts of the softer interior cartilage to stick out of the disc. These are also called ruptured or slipped discs.

If you suffer from a back condition, you may qualify for long-term disability benefits. Don’t delay—reach out to our team right away to learn how we can help.

Call Dabdoub Law Firmtoday at (800) 969-0488 to speak with an experienced attorney about your case.