Do you suffer from back pain?
Back pain may be caused by a variety of problems, including accidents, strains, sprains, and injuries. Pain may occur anywhere from your neck, upper back, or lower back, and may in fact radiate to your arms, legs, or head. Back pain can cause symptoms including sciatic pain, muscle spasms, burning or tingling down the legs, weakness, numbness, or shooting pains, all of which may interfere with your ability to lift, walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods.
Social Security looks at how back pain affects your maximum physical ability to perform work-related activities on a continuing basis. Social Security is required to consider the nature and extent of your back pain, and how this condition restricts your ability to sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, push, and pull, as well as your ability to perform postural or manipulative activities (i.e. bending, twisting, stooping, reaching, fingering, or feeling). Social Security will also assess any further limitations that your back pain might cause, such as a need for environmental restrictions, unscheduled breaks, or excessive absences due to symptoms or treatments.
If back pain interferes with your ability to manage daily activities or maintain employment, the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore, P.C. can help. Our attorneys help individuals suffering from back pain fight for disability benefits NATIONWIDE. If you are disabled because of your back pain, or if you need help determining if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits because of this back pain, contact the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore, P.C. for a free case evaluation. Remember, the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore, P.C. never collects a fee unless you win!
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