Spinal Disorders

Newark Spinal Injury & Disorders Insurance Attorney

New Jersey Lawyers Handling Disability Claims due to Back Pain

According to the Journal for Spinal Cord Medicine, more than 250,000 people in the United States are living with a disability resulting from a spinal cord injury. Although modern medicine is making great strides in treating spinal cord disorders and injuries, many Americans find their symptoms limit their ability to engage in "substantial gainful activity" defined by the Social Security Administration.

What Can You Do if You Cannot Work?

If you are suffering from a severe herniated disc, do not hesitate to contact our office for a free initial consultation. We have been helping disabled clients fight for insurance coverage for 27 years. We know how private and ERISA insurance plans work, and how to apply for and appeal spinal injury & disorders disability insurance for Social Security coverage. Let an attorney at our firm help you find the compensation you need.

Proof of Back Issues

When clients consult with us, we recommend a number of tests that help show the severity of the injury or condition, and how it limits your ability to work. Insurance carriers use imaging tests such as X-rays, Computerized Axial Tomography or CT scans, and the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (or MRI) to diagnose symptoms such as bulging or herniated discs or arthritis.

Many patients experience severe back pain, including numbness and a burning sensation. A needle electromyography (or EMG), while painful, is helpful in corroborating evidence of low back pain, nerve damage or spinal stenosis shown in an MRI.

Clinical findings are also crucial in building your case for compensation. The physician typically looks at abnormalities, including motor loss and reflex loss. Do you experience sensory loss in the upper or lower extremities? Some experience heightened sensitivity to cold or hot, while others feel nothing when pricked with a pin. Insurance carriers and the Social Security Administration typically consider all of the above in assessing the severity of your spinal injury or disorder.

Contact Us

If you cannot work due to complications from spinal arachnoiditis, you deserve the support of an accomplished Social Security Disability lawyer at Abromson & Carey. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation in our Newark, New Jersey, law offices about your spinal injury & disorders disability insurance concerns.