Curvature of the spine includes a number of medical conditions. These include, scoliosis, kyphosis, and kypho-scoliosis. All of these conditions result in restrictions on your ability to walk, perform tasks in certain positions, and even can result in impairment of your heart and lung function.
There is not a specific listing in the Social Security Administrations blue book of impairments and, as a result, most Social Security Disability awards for scoliosis, kyphosis, and kypho-scoliosis are based on steps four and five of the five step sequential evaluation.
At step three the Social Security Administration will determine whether or not you are capable of returning to the lightest job you have held in the last fifteen years. Unfortunately, if you are capable of returning to the lightest job that you have held, your claim will be denied.
However, if your physical restrictions and limitations prevent you from returning to the lightest job you held, the burden of proof will shift to step five to the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration will have to show that you are able to perform some form of “other work”. Well how do you win your Social Security Disability claim for scoliosis, kyphosis, and kypho-scoliosis? If, for example, your medical records show that you have difficulty walking, must change positions frequently, can’t perform work tasks that require you to bend over, have difficulty breathing or impaired health function, each of those restrictions and limitations will reduce your ability to do “other employment”.
This medical evidence is developed, in conjunction with your physician and a skilled Social Security Disability attorney, who has experience in representing Social Security Disability applicants for scoliosis, kyphosis, and kypho-scoliosis.
If your Social Security Disability application has been denied, do not give up. Appeal your denial immediately and we suggest that you secure the services of an experience Social Security Disability attorney who can help develop the medical and vocational evidence to win your Social Security Disability claim. Give us a call today 727-894-3188.