Looking for a Financial Break?

    When you have neck pain, every movement can be excruciating. If it persists, working becomes impossible. Social Security Disability benefits can give you a break from worry so you can focus on your health.

    Benefits give you monthly checks to manage mounting bills. You can gain access to Medicare or Medicaid health coverage, too.

    But Social Security doesn’t make it easy. In order to receive benefits, you must prove your neck pain meets certain thresholds.

    Above all, you must show it keeps you from doing your job for at least a year.

    A skilled disability lawyer can help.

    Geary Disability Law has helped thousands of people win benefits. With an office in Appleton, we focus on helping people in the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

    We know the evidence you need to prove that your neck pain keeps you from earning a paycheck. If neck pain has destabilized your life, give us a call today.

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    Types of Neck Pain That Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

    To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits for your neck problems, you must show that your condition or your doctor’s restrictions keep you from holding a job for long.

    Neck pain can be caused by a number of injuries, conditions and diseases that impact your spine and muscles. Not only can they cause pain, but you could feel numbness in your face or shoulders, dizziness, headaches, or have difficulty swallowing.

    Some of the issues that lead to neck pain include:

    • Whiplash: A sudden movement of your head can impact the muscles and bones of your neck.
    • Degenerative disc disease: The discs between your vertebrae act as cushions. They can shrink over time, leading to this common condition.
    • Herniated discs: Injuries to those discs lead to debilitating pain.
    • Inflammatory disorders: Swelling and tenderness caused by disorders such as arthritis can impact your neck.
    • Infections: Meningitis and other serious infections can make it hard to move your neck.
    • Cancer: some cancers can impact the muscles and bones around your spine.

    Social Security doesn’t list neck pain as a specific condition, but you may still qualify for benefits even if your case doesn’t match one of its listings exactly.

    The bottom line is that if you can’t work because of your pain, you may be entitled to benefits. You will need detailed reports of your condition from your doctor to prove your case.

    A disability attorney can help you gather all the necessary information to tell your story to Social Security. To learn how you can put your case in the best position to win the benefits you deserve, as us about it at Geary Disability Law.

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    How To Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits for Neck Pain

    Social Security will want to see strong evidence of your neck pain, its severity, and how long it has impacted your health and work before they approve your benefits.

    You will need to collect all the documentation you can to prove your case. This may include:

    • X-Rays, MRIs, or CT scans of your neck and back
    • Any medications you take for neck pain
    • Reports on the condition of your muscles in your neck, shoulders, and back
    • Reports on nerve damage
    • Lab results
    • Reports from your doctor chronicling your pain and detailing your restrictions
    • Reports on any injuries or operations you’ve had
    • Statements from friends and family about your neck pain

    In combination, this evidence can paint the picture for Social Security about how neck pain has disrupted your life. Putting it all together, however, takes a lot of work.

    A disability lawyer can shoulder the load of collecting information for you, and help you avoid mistakes.

    If you live in Wisconsin, let us ease the burden of dealing with Social Security and get you the financial relief you deserve. We’ll help you get back some sense of stability in your life.

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    Social Security Disability FAQs

    It’s only natural for you to have many questions when your life has been disrupted by health problems and you need financial assistance. Get started on your path forward with our answers to some of the questions we hear most often:


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