At Andalman & Flynn, we recognize that disc herniations can seriously limit your ability to independently perform your daily activities. If you have a back problem that precludes you from working, we can help you determine your eligibility for disability benefits. Contact us to speak with an experienced disability benefits lawyer on our team, and we’ll do everything we can to maximize your chances of success.
What are Herniated Discs?
Each of your spinal discs that sit between your vertebrae contain a jellylike nucleus encased in a tough rubbery exterior. When a disc becomes herniated, there is a tear in the rubbery exterior that causes the nucleus of the disc to push through the rubbery exterior. A disc herniation can press on the surrounding nerves in your spine and cause pain, weakness, and numbness in your neck, back, arms, and legs.
A herniated disc can be treated with rest, physical therapy, and pain medication. If your pain is more severe or chronic, more intensive interventions may be required, such as epidural steroid injections, or surgery. Surgical options can include a discectomy (where the damaged disc is removed), lumbar laminectomy (where bone is removed to relieve pressure on your nerves), or spinal fusion (where vertebrae are fused to provide your spine more stability).
Herniated Discs and Disability
A herniated disc can significantly impact your daily functioning, depending on the location of the herniation and the extent of your pain. Disc herniations can impact a wide range of functioning, including your ability to sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, push, and pull for a prolonged period of time. If you are struggling to perform these tasks at work, you may want to consider filing a claim for disability benefits.
Consult with Experienced Herniated Disc Disability Lawyers
If you suffer from herniated discs and it has made you unable to perform your work duties, contact Andalman & Flynn. Our disability benefits attorneys are experienced in representing individuals throughout the country who are struggling with this difficult condition. We offer initial consultations free of charge to our disability clients. If you are interested in setting up a meeting with one of our experienced disability lawyers, either in person or by phone, please fill out an online contact form or call us at 301-563-6685.