Herniated Disk Disability Benefits in LA | Kenton Koszdin

Discover how a trusted Los Angeles Social Security disability attorney at Kenton Koszdin Law Office can help you secure benefits for a herniated disc disability. Serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, we’re here to guide you through the complex process of obtaining the benefits you deserve.

Kenton Koszdin Law Office Will Help You Obtain Benefits for a Herniated Disc Disability

At Kenton Koszdin Law Office, our mission is clear: to ensure that people with disabilities receive the full benefits they deserve. Choosing us means choosing a team of professionals who understand the unique challenges presented by herniated disc disabilities.

We are committed to helping you secure the money you need, providing unwavering support throughout this challenging journey. Our comprehensive approach involves meticulous attention to detail while we build a compelling claim for herniated disc disability benefits. We’ll work tirelessly to help you navigate the often overwhelming process.

Don’t face the uncertainty of your herniated disc disability alone. Contact Kenton Koszdin Law Office today for a consultation, and let us guide you toward the relief and financial security you deserve.

Understanding Herniated Discs and Social Security Disability Benefits

Herniated discs can have a profound impact on your life, causing pain, motor loss, and muscle weakness. We want to help you understand whether you are eligible for disability benefits when you are dealing with a herniated disc.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc occurs when the soft interior of a spinal disc protrudes through the tough exterior. It can result in nerve root compression, affecting the central nervous system and causing debilitating symptoms. The condition is also known as a slipped disc or ruptured disc.

Sometimes, a herniated disc may result in serious complications and long-term effects:

  • Chronic pain and discomfort
  • Limited range of motion
  • Bladder or bowel incontinence
  • Loss of sensation in the thigh area
  • Inability to work or carry out daily life activities

People who spend a lot of time sitting down or whose jobs involve lifting heavy items are more likely to experience a slipped disc.

Difference Between a Herniated Disc and a Bulging Disc

Herniated and bulging discs are both spinal cord abnormalities. However, they differ in severity and their impact on the disc’s structure.

A herniated disc occurs when the inner material of the disc protrudes through the outer layer. It often leads to more severe symptoms like pain, numbness, and muscle weakness. Treatment options may include therapy or surgery.

In contrast, a bulging disc is characterized by the outer layer extending slightly but not rupturing. Symptoms are typically milder, if present at all, and treatment is often non-surgical, such as physical therapy or pain management.

Does a Bulging or Herniated Disc Qualify for SSDI Benefits?

Can I get a disability for herniated or bulging discs? Like many of our clients, you may be seeking the answer to this question.

A bulging or herniated disc can indeed qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, provided the condition prevents you from working and you have the necessary medical evidence to support your claim.

Herniated Disc Treatments

While some herniated discs will result in long-term disability, many get better with time and treatment. Your treatment plan might include the following:

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a structured exercise program designed to strengthen the muscles supporting the spine, improve flexibility, and alleviate pain. These exercises are designed to reduce pressure on the affected disc and enhance overall spinal health.

Epidural Injections

Epidural injections deliver anti-inflammatory medication directly into the epidural space around the spinal nerves. This treatment can provide temporary relief from pain and inflammation associated with a herniated disc.

Spinal Surgery

Spinal surgery is considered in severe cases where more conservative treatments have not provided relief. The surgery may involve removing the herniated portion of the disc, stabilizing the spine, or decompressing affected nerves to alleviate pain and restore function.

Medical Evidence Required to Qualify

To secure Social Security disability benefits for a herniated disc, you must have robust medical documentation. The strength of your claim relies heavily on records that substantiate the severity of your condition. Here’s a closer look at the types of medical evidence necessary to qualify for these benefits:

  • Diagnostic Imaging: Medical records with diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans or MRI reports, can provide visual evidence of your herniated disc and its impact on your spine, offering a clear picture of the physical condition that supports your claim.
  • Clinical Examination: You’ll undergo a thorough clinical examination that includes a detailed assessment of your symptoms, range of motion limitations, muscle weakness, and sensory or reflex loss.
  • Treatment Records: We’ll collect comprehensive treatment records that detail your herniated disc’s history, progression, and response to medical interventions, which may include physical therapy notes, records of pain management treatments, and any surgical procedures undertaken.
  • Physician Statements: Obtaining statements from medical experts who have treated your herniated disc can significantly strengthen your case; these statements should outline the diagnosis, the prognosis, and any restrictions on your ability to work or perform daily activities.
  • Prescription Medications: We’ll gather documentation of prescribed pain medications or treatments to serve as evidence of the severity of your symptoms and the medical effort required to manage them.
  • Objective Medical Testing: Nerve conduction studies or electromyography (EMG) tests may be conducted to assess nerve function — these objective tests can provide quantifiable evidence of nerve root compression and its impact on your condition.
  • Consistency in Medical Records: Consistency in your medical records is vital, and your documented symptoms, limitations, and treatment history should align with your disability claim to support a strong and credible case.

Gathering and presenting this medical evidence is not a simple task, which is why we’re here to assist you every step of the way. We understand the importance of thorough documentation and will work diligently to help you build a compelling claim for herniated disc disability benefits.

Take Action Today for Herniated or Bulging Disc Benefits

With a dedicated disability lawyer by your side, you don't have to navigate the complexities of the SSDI claim process alone. Contact us today for a free consultation and take the first step toward securing the financial relief you need for your herniated disc disability.

How We Could Help You Qualify for Disability Due to a Herniated Disc

At Kenton Koszdin Law Office, our team is dedicated to guiding you through the complex process of qualifying for disability benefits. Here’s how we leverage our knowledge and experience to assist you:

Thoroughly Assess Your Case

Our journey together begins with a comprehensive evaluation. We’ll review your medical evidence to determine whether your condition meets the stringent criteria set by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Our goal is to present a clear and compelling case that leaves no room for doubt.

Draw On Our Background in Herniated Disc Disabilities

With a deep understanding of herniated disc disabilities, we are well-versed in the medical intricacies involved. We can effectively communicate the severity of your condition to the SSA, highlighting its impact on your life, including muscle weakness, sensory or reflex loss, and limitations in spinal motion.

Understand Functional Limitations

Our team comprehends the functional limitations caused by herniated disc disabilities. We collaborate with you to articulate these limitations in a way that aligns with SSA criteria.

Build a Solid Disability Claim

Our disability benefits lawyer will meticulously construct your disability claim, addressing the unique aspects of your condition. We gather medical evidence, diagnostic imaging, and clinical examinations to create a strong foundation for your case.

Advocate for a Medical-Vocational Allowance

For individuals facing severe and permanent disabilities, we explore the medical-vocational allowance. We’ll help you demonstrate how your herniated disc disability prevents you from working, making a compelling argument for financial support.

Address Denied Disability Claims

If your initial disability claim is denied, we won’t stop fighting for you. We’re ready to guide you through the appeals process, representing your interests every step of the way. If necessary, we’ll present your case before an administrative law judge to seek a favorable outcome.

Why Choose Kenton Koszdin Law Office as Your Disability Attorney?

Whether you need help with your initial application for Social Security disability benefits or want to fight a denial, we’re here to help:

  • Local Presence: We serve Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Palmdale, Bakersfield, and other areas, providing regional accessibility and personalized attention.
  • Proven Success: We have a track record of success in securing benefits in permanent disability cases.
  • Client-Centered: We make sure your needs are a top priority throughout the process.
  • SSA Experience: Our deep understanding of the Social Security disability system can streamline the claims process.
  • Effective Advocacy: We communicate clearly and persuasively with the Social Security Administration on your behalf.
  • Free Consultation: Your journey to financial relief and security starts with a free consultation.

Herniated discs can end your career and leave your finances in disarray. Let us help you work toward financial security and return to a more fulfilling life.

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