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Chronic Back Pain and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

Do you have chronic back pain on a daily basis? Doing the simplest of tasks around the house or at work can be difficult, painful and downright unbearable. Unfortunately, surgery may not relieve your back pain and despite physical therapy, injections and even surgery, you may still have chronic back pain.

According to the National Institute of Health, Americans spend over $50 billion every year to treat aching, sharp, burning, numbness and tingling back pain. If you have had those symptoms for more than six months, you have chronic back pain.

That chronic back pain can also cause fatigue, sleepiness, anger, anxiety and depression.

To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits for chronic back pain, you have to show that you have what is called a medically determinable impairment that will last for minimum of one year. You also have to establish that you have functional restrictions and limitations that prevent you from doing the lightest job that you have had in the last 15 years and that you are unable to do any other job in the national economy.

Sounds confusing and complex? If you have chronic back pain and your physician has told you that you are unable to work, you should contact a Social Security Disability attorney who can explain to you the Social Security Disability claim’s process and what you need to prove to be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Call Tampa Bay chronic back pain Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey today at 727.894.3188 for your free no obligation consultation.