The Sullivan Law Office focuses on the fact that every application for social security benefits is unique to the individual. The Sullivan Law Office may provide valuable assistance during the long and sometimes stressful gathering of personal information and medical evidence involved in the application process. Applicants should understand every necessary detail before they file an application and the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines eligibility. The assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable disability attorney may, therefore, be crucial to the approval of an application for disability benefits.

A ruptured disc, also known as a bulging or herniated disc, is caused by pressure on an intervertebral disc, the result of the disc protruding irregularly. An injury, wear and tear on the spine from natural aging, or degenerative disc disease may cause a ruptured disc.

Some of the common methods of treatment for bulging and herniated discs is physical therapy, non-steroidal and steroidal pain medications, epidural injections to relieve pressure on the disc and thereby reduce pain, and even spinal surgery. The conditions caused by ruptured discs include both temporary and chronic debilitating back and hip pain. In the worst cases, numbness/tingling, loss of reflexes, and muscle weakness may result.

A ruptured disc must have lasted, or be expected to last at least one year. Many herniated or bulging discs may heal on their own or be repaired by spinal fusion surgery. Social Security typically allows 90 to 120 days for recovery from back surgery in most cases.

There are two ways to qualify for disability benefits. First, the injury caused by the ruptured disc must be sufficiently severe to meet a disability “listing” on spinal disorders. Second, functional limitations and age, education, and prior job skills do not allow the performance of a prior job, and the applicant qualifies through a medical-vocational allowance.

Many people suffer from bulging or herniated discs, also known as ruptured discs. Not everyone has the financial resources to address the problem. If an application for social security benefits based on a ruptured disc has been denied, and you’re confused and frustrated because you don’t know why. Mike Sullivan understands. After all, disability law is the sole focus of his practice. Take advantage of the legal services offered by the Sullivan Law Office to assist in sorting through the extensive requirements that determine eligibility for disability benefits. The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled in all types of disability cases. Contact the Sullivan Law Office today by calling 888-587-0228 or visiting us online! We offer free consultations, so you have absolutely nothing to lose! We look forward to hearing from you.I Have A Ruptured Disc - Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits? Part 1: Some Basic Information