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Social security disability (ssdi)

Started by sunnyd50 on 03/11/2010 5:56pm

hi all- i searched and couldnt find any discussions for ssdi, so thought i would start one..
would like to hear some of your stories as to how long it took , what diagnosis (es),etc got you approved & any tips you might have to get it done ...
i have been fighting ssdi for 4.5 years now, with first claim being reviewed by attorney for possible filing a civil suit in us district court. and a new claim just filed in feb 2010 with ssa still gathering medical records to make their first decision.
i asked my current neurologist a week ago if he will support my claim and his answer was "probably not".. therefore, i am relying on my rheumatologist and pcp for support, and looking for a neurologist that will support my claim. but at the same time, when it comes to having those nasty epi needles inserted into my spine, i want to know i have the best doctor doing it too, and i have been told by long term patients that this neuro is great for the epi's.
a major tip: just outright ask your doctors if they will support you on your claim, if they will not, find a new doctor that will & fast !

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That is fantastic news. Its shows its possible the first time out. I know your story gives hope for those still in the process.

I wanted to offer others who have posted here a realy good site for ssdi conversation and advice lies at

http://www.dailystrength.org/groups/social-security

Check it out as well

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Wow, I really love this thread! I've been trying to find people to talk to about it IRL but just can't seem to find any. Thank you for starting this thread sunnyd50!

My story? 14 years I've been living with a herniated disc at L5-S1, at least that's what my internist believed. Most days the pain would be between 2 and 3 and completely manageable - I would just dedicate a part of my mind to "ignoring" it. In March 2009 MRI showed a 1mm herniated at L4-L5 and a 2mm herniated of L5-S1. Sciatica was excruciating, so after about 8 months of trying different combos of medicine, my internist put be on Morphine along with my 800mg Ibuprofen and 1 mg Ativan. After building up over a few months I am now on 100mg Morphine every 12 hours, 800mg Ibuprofen every 8 hours, 20 mg Flexeril every 8 hours, and 1mg Ativan at bedtime. The pain is barely controlled, with my good days the pain is between 6 and 7 and close to medicine time it spikes up to nearly a 9 - just enough to keep me from screaming, but not enough that I can keep a civil tongue in my head with anybody. Also, I can't feel when I need to pee anymore and I have uncontrolled flatulence constantly... I don't even know it's there until I hear the noise. I watch the clock and try and pee every 2 hours just to keep accidents at bay, but there are times when I wet myself. I had several close calls with my bowels, too, so I quit taking my stool softener to try and hold it back. Now I'm so constipated that I'm bloated so I'm going to have to start taking them again and wearing those "diaper pads" around. So humiliating.

New MRI showed (after just 2 years) an 8mm herniation at L4-L5 and a 20mm herniation at L5-S1. ER doc (who gave me dilaudid - I love that man ), the on-call physician, 2 nurses, and a patient advocate all told me that my working days are over and I should file for SSDI.

I saw a neurologist for the first time. Oh, I should probably point out that I have no health insurance, care for my disabled husband and disabled 14 year old son, and work as an office manager 48 - 62 hours per week. Sitting. The Neurologist says surgery is the only way. He will reduce his fees (he really is a good and caring doctor) but I need to call around hospitals, anasthesiologist, etc. to get their prices. Bottom line - $18,500.00. Out of pocket with no help. Are they crazy?

Anyway, I have spinal stenosis from L3 down to S1 with severe compression of nerve roots at L4 through S1. On my MRI an entire inch and 1/2 of my spinal column is not visible due to the compression.

Does this sound like something that SSDI might approve or should I keep looking for more options?

Any opinion would be helpful and I would love to talk to some of you about your experiences. Thank you so much.

Bright Blessings to you all!

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Hi mamaplease, look I'm 47 and I got approved for SSDI first time I applied, which was May 2,2010. Look, I kept reading the stories of other saying how they have been fighting so many years to get SSDI. I wish I could help everyone get approved, by one thing I know is if your doctors are behind you, and document that you can't work, you will get it. I never gave up hope. My L4-L5 S1-S2 was broke and gone, my spinal cord had a tear, my tailbone and spinal cord was seperated. So, on May 19th, 2010 I had four plates, eight rods, and ten screws put in my back. my neurodoctor rebuilt my spine and tailbone. I've had six surgeries on my back, and I now have the spinal cord stimulator that helps me greatly with my legs, but not the back. I was taking so many pain medications that I was suicidal, and was hospitalized for a month. I started to really pray to God, and I now take only one pain med, one inflammatry med(misspelled), and zoloft to help my depression. Now on April 25,2011 I will undergo a fusion on my neck, which is broke. I have C4-C5,C6-C7 are ruptued, and I have two disc bulging, and my collar bone is broke, and my spinal cord is very narrow. So, please have faith and hang in there. My stimulator surgery was over a Hundred Grand. But, through all of this I see a Therapist and manage to lose 45 pounds in five weeks by walking. So, do your research and make sure you get all your questions answer when you call around. Because of this website, my life is totally diff. I will be praying for you, I know age, past job history, and if you meet SSDI status you will get approved. Remember advocate groups can help, your State Rep. can help with SSDI, I used all of this. Good luck, I will be praying for you....yes by the way, my caseworker and I spoke each and everyweek that help to, to have your caseworker behind you!!!! Get copies of all your medical records when you see your doctors, you will have heads up when you do applied. I had all mine when I did applied...take care, may God bless you inside and out with your pain!!!!

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Mama,

Sorry to hear of your pain. It sucks to have to live this way. You certainly sound like you are deserving of ssdi but with that said very deserving people often get denied ssdi. In many cases they could have handled the process differently and had a different outcome.

First off you are doing the right thing.....research. Its what I did, I researched the process for a year before I applied. Go to this site as well,www.dailystrength.org/groups/social-security They have far more posters and it contains quite a bit more info than on this site. Scour it for info....I have a guidline over there to do before filling.

Now, I submitted a complete application and ssdi asked me for nothing. I called my case worker to confirm they had all they needed and they said yes they would process my claim. 14 days later I was approved and had my first check depsited into my account. The whole thing took 90 days. Many may look at this and say oh you were lucky. I say otherwise. I have watched what many have done on many sites and the common theme is they submitted a incomplete application and or filed to soon or did not enlist the help of there Doctor. I cannot stress this part enough....GET ALL YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS AND DO NOT FILE UNTIL YOU HAVE DONE SO. Once you get them review them and find any mistakes or things you do not agree with. These docs are not perfect and make mistakes. Next you need to get your doc on board and get him to address your disabilty in a letter if possible describing your issues and limitations going forward. Make sure you have a list of the ssdi back problems and have him list them in his letter to all that apply to you. I got all the extra forms that ssdi was going to ask and did them before hand and submitted them at application. Like a residual work forms ect. I left no stone unturned and my application went smoothly. You cannot fill out the minimum and cross your fingers just because you feel poor. You will become like the mass who are caught in the appeal and hearing process. Many of these claims could have been prevented at the get go had they been done the application right the first time...many but not all. Other factors work against or for you. First is age. SSDI has brackets how they break you down but age is a huge factor. If you are over 50 its more likely to get approved. Second is education. If you have done multiple jobs and college educated its more likely they will decline you due to the fact you could do more jobs....this goes hand in hand with how many jobs you have done. Example if you have limited education....high school or less and have done the same job your whole like a fork list driver they will most likely find you not able to retrain to new work. All these tables and info is all over the web on a ssdi search confirming this info. As well its on the ssdi site. Obesity plays a factor as well and dont leave it out if it applies to you.

In the end its fill in the blanks. You need to fill them all in for the case worker to have a clear...very clear picture of whats going on. Help them clearly see whats happenings and leave nothing to chance. You will have your greatest chances this way.

This is a start for you...hope it helps.

Good Luck

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Thanks Viking and Gray809 for the wonderful advice. I am surely going to follow it and I did check the other website and find the list of guidelines. I have filed online for disability already but haven't submitted the Adult Disability Report - I am still waiting for my medical records to be copied (I should have them by tomorrow). It never occurred to me to have a relative send a letter about me - that is really good advice.

I am definitely going to follow your advice and make sure all my "t"'s are crossed and "i"'s are dotted before I send it in. I am still working now but don't know how much longer I'll be able to. It seems like it's harder and harder each day just to be able to get dressed and walk into the office. I have lots of new symptoms that I don't understand so I have made an appointment with my internist to have them documented in his records.

It's funny - my husband is on SSDI for a host of problems and I've always felt bad for him but was glad that I was working to help him support our family. We've been through so much with our family members saying how "great" it is that he gets a check each month for doing nothing... they just don't understand how truly bad off you need to be before they will give you that check. Trust me, if either of us could trade places with them we would do it in a heartbeat. I know you all feel the same way and I just want to say thank you for being here for us when we needed help. I truly appreciate each and every one of you who took the time to read my post and/or respond to it. When my inbox told me someone had replied to my post I felt a huge sense of relief... just because someone took the time to care.

Thanks and God bless to you all!

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ssdi filing :

i was told the closer you are to age 60 , the better chance one has to be approved , and in a shorter amount of time . i had a L-4-5 , S-1 laminectomy / *fusion / W- hardware - *major . two years later , still having intense chronic pain , a 2nd. operation was done to *remove hardware / after getting 3 surgeon's opinions "it needed to be done . still left with chronic pain as before . my regular doctor that saw me for everything , and for the chronic pain , said one day he thought it was time i stopped working / he would file my papers for SSDI . two months later , i was approved . like many , i was expecting to go thru delays . perhaps i was an exception ? but i feel i had a doctor who realized my disability was real / *affecting my quality of daily life , and sympathized . it still hurts to get thru every day , but believe me , getting the right doctor then who knows what a person goes thru with chronic pain ... i was so fortunate whatever was done to approve my SSDI . i havent had any better luck to ease the level of pain , and i've tried everything . still searching , don't give up .
alc

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well every one its been awhile but im back and i finaly got my hearing date its for next month so now i hope every thing goes well im going to pray every day ill let every one know how it went when we get back from the hearing god bless you all and i wish you guys the best

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well every on im back been gone awhile but got some good news the other day my hearing is set for jun 9 2011 so i hope going to this they will aprove me best of luck to all you guys out there i will let every one know the outcome good or bad hopfully its good

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Mamaplease: So, glad I could help, look I got approved the first time I applied. All I did was get me a doctor that would be on my side from Austin,Tx. Keep in touch with me and remember, ask your doctor to say you will never be able to work ever again, that will get you disability, and if your doctor sent your records in, and file all your forms the Social Security office send them, you will be okay. I happy you are doing better...Sunshine!

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farron88: Congrads on getting your court date, I'm still praying for every one on this site, don't give up. Turn to the Lord and he will answer your prayers. Keep in touch I just had Neck Surgery, I broke my neck and had to get a fusion, doing getting. Things will go in your favor if you truly believe in him! Happy Memorial Day!!!! Sunshine....

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thanks gray and i want thank every one for there prays went to my hearing and i was approved so now i just got to wait for the paper work to go though and start to relax some thanks to every one that prays for us on here i wish the best to every one and i will be praying for all of you i will still be on here and may be i can help some one like you guys help me take care and god bless you all this a great site for people like us

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wow, i didnt realize it has been so long since i have posted here !! lots has happened this year so far..
in re of my ssdi claim-- after i went to the ssa psych appt in january, which he wrote a favorable letter- they still denied me at recon. my atty filed for alj hearing the same day.. this was in early feb when we got the denial.. my hubby and i got together (took days to get it done) and he typed up a 6 page letter addressed to our 2 state senators, telling about my long battle with ssa for disability, all of my diagnoses, how he views the symptoms, and limitations etc.. lots of details... we faxed them to the senators on a monday. on friday (4 days later), i received a letter from one of the senators that he had contacted ssa on my behalf. that very same day, also in the mail was a letter from ssa with a ALJ HEARING DATE set for aug 9th 2011.... so about another 6 weeks left til the hearing.. yayyyyyy!!
so now til hearing, i will be having test done, and going to ssa office on monday or tuesday next week to get a disc with all my records on it, just to see what they may have from drs that they got direct from them (maybe something i dont have). also going to the drs and getting a copy of any documents ssa may have sent them to fill out and return before they denied at recon.

meanwhile, in re of medical and doctors etc...
my pcp sent me to a gastro to schedule a colonscopy, which was set for the day after my appt with psych. due to massive snow set to come in the weekend before, i called and cancelled and said i would have it done after winter was done, that way i wouldnt have to worry about being able to get there or cancelling it again- here it is late june and i still have not gotten that done, but i am calling on monday to get it scheduled for sometime after july 4th..
my neurologist is also a pain management dr and i have continued seeing him, in spite i dont like him, but it is because of the fact he bills mri, ncv and all types injections as in office, so all i have to pay is $25 copay.. but i have just this week, finally found a physiatrist close by that bills as in office too, does therapy etc.. so i am making an appt for consultation with him as well.. my neuro/pn dr did another mri on cervical spine and says nothing has changed, report is identical almost word for word as the first one he did a year ago. but i have mri's on disc, so will take those to the dr i am going to see..
my psychiatrist has been wanting me to go to counseling, but his office counselor is not covered by my insurance, to i have been looking at reviews of various counselors that my insurance will pay. my pcp told me last week, i need to see someone with a PHD, not a LPC. my ins says i do not need any approval or referral for 1st appt with any of them, but if i decide after 1st visit that i want to continue with that person, i will then need approval thru ins.
my psych has changed my diagnoses or should say added to my diagnosis a couple of times this year and did 2 med changes. thing is, the ssa psych appt said i have mood disorder, anxiety & panic, and my psych says major depression with psychosis, anxiety and panic... he dont mention the phobias though..ssa didnt send a copy of the psych appt to my pcp until may, so i just got it in hand last week. my psych has not seen it yet, but will send it to him monday.
so much going on, between medical, ssa hearing coming up and worried on how we can keep up on some of the bills, i am stressed to the max, which you know makes pain worse ....

see my post at http://www.spineuniverse.com/community/d...

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i forgot to say....
CONGRATS !! to those who got SSDI approved !! and for those still fighting for it, GOOD LUCK !!

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Hello all. I came across this site when I was looking for information on my SSDI case. I have had minor back problems for many years, but I could, and did, work through it. In 2004 I went back to college, and got two degrees, including my Masters in Information Assurance. I SHOULD be making good money for the first time in my life, but one day I got out of my seat, turned left, when it felt like someone stuck a cattle prod in my lower back and hit the ground. Since then my back is only getting worse. Turns out I have several (at least) blown and bulging disks, one of which is putting pressure on a nerve or my spine or something, causing the prod-like pain and collapsing me wherever I am. I am in constant pain. On good days I can get some things done, but most days are spent going from bed, to a comfy chair, trying to stretch, or do a little walking, and then back to lying down.

I finally admitted to myself that I can not work any more. My doctor and back specialist agree. My back specialist now thinks there is something else going on as well, perhaps more damage in my thorassic spine (It may have been cracked or broken during an old car accident, and finally let go.

I applied on June 10. Received my DAQ, and got it in two or three weeks later. Received a call today that my case is being sent to the local office and I will hear from them in a couple weeks with a decision. I asked if there was anything else I could do, and the worker said no, that the medical information they received from my doctors was sufficient from a medical standpoint (she was very nice). I was never asked to see one of their doctors, and this seems really fast. A friend of mine who applied at about the same time with a lawyer still hasn't even gotten her DAQ!

Is this fast track a good or a bad thing? Is not being evaluated by their doctor a good or bad thing? I am out of money, and can no longer meet the rent for myself, my fiance, and our three children. I hope they see just how much I am suffering. I hope they see that I am not gaming the system. After all, why would I put myself so far in educational debt to claim SSDI, when I could finally be making decent money?

What do you think? Does the quick action and no request to see their doctor mean I am likely to get benefits? Or is it more likely that they are merely fast tracking my first denial. I will appeal if it comes to that, but it may be from under a bridge somewhere with my 8 year old son!

For pain management (just for info) I am currently on 60 mg morphine ER twice a day, and Oxycodone 5mg up to three times a day for breakthrough pain. I am also on Diclofenac three times a day. I am still in pain. The doctor offered to put me on Phentonyl patches, but I have refused them. I have always prided myself on my high IQ, and pain meds make me feel like my mind is dulled. I don't want to dull it any more. It feels like my mind is the only thing I have left that works!

Stan

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hi-- to try and answer your questions..... with ssa, you never know what is good and what isnt in re of them not sending you to one of their drs for medical exam or not.... i can tell you that honestly, most people with back problems, no matter what your drs say, are almost always denied at initial and recon levels, but there are some that have severe enough issues they do get approved at initial stage. every case is different and every dds examiner is different, as well as the dds in-house medicals that look at the dds examiners decision... a dds examiner can deny you, and then it goes to an inhouse medical dr for him to review the dds examiners decision and the dr can reverse it and approve you... and visa versa, the dds examiner can approve you and the med dr that review can reverse and deny you.. so you just never know....

now for an update on my ssdi claims... my #1 claim was argued at fed court level in mid december, no answer from the judge as yet... it was filed in april 2010, argued in front of judge mid dec 2010..

claim #2 filed early feb 2010, denied at initial in may 2010, filed recon, denied in late jan 2011/early feb 2011, atty filed for alj hearing. i wrote to our senators and they expedited my alj hearing. 4 days after contacting senators, i received a letter in the mail from one of them, and same day, got a letter from ssa with a hearing date for aug 9, 2011..
at the alj hearing there was a ve there. we were all introduced and the ve and i were sworn in.. the alj gave some basic info in re of my case,and turned questioning over to my atty.. first he asked me what my doctors had told me about my conditions and i broke it down to cervical spine diagnoses, lumbar spine diagnoses and touched on the other diagnoses.. he asked me about my mood disorders, anxiety, depression and panic attacks, and what i see from myself in of my actions.. that was a no brainer... i was honest of course stating that i dont see myself as "depressed" by the definition and symptoms of depression, but it comes out in the form of anger, anxiety and panic attacks, and that i am quick to snap at people who did not do anything to me.. he asked a few more questions about my physical conditions and limitations in re of sit stand and walking.. we were about 30 minutes into the hearing and at this point my lower back was hurting and i had been squirming in my chair for a bit already. when i finished answering those 3 questions in re of sit stand walk, i told my atty, "my lower back is hurting now" i looked at the judge and asked if it was okay for me to stand up, and he said go right ahead. so i did.. at this point he said he did not need to hear anymore. he did not ask the ve not one question!!! he began end of the hearing comments, declaring that he was "issuing the decision of fully favorable with onset date of _______, and his decision is based on __________________ impairments. that i was not able to sustain gainful employment of even a simple job.etc" then he thanked us for coming & wished me the best, myself and my atty thanked him and he said we are now off the record. .. we thanked him again and out the door we went.....yippeeeee!!
as i had gotten my senators involved, he had to get his decision to their offices within 10 business days. a week later, the senators and myself got a short letter stating i was approved. it was dated aug 16. a few days after that letter, i received the proper fully favorable approval letter also dated aug 16.. i have been calling the ssa 800 and the local office (alternating calling them every few days), and my claim was received at the payment center in baltimore on or before aug 19.... now awaiting the award letter that states my backpay and monthly benefit amount... lots of people are getting their money via direct deposit before they get their award letter.. so i am checking the bank every night after they get thru updating accounts....

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The best advice I can give about the entire SSDI process is to HIRE an attorney. After being denied benefits twice, I was pretty distraught and really began to give up hope. Then I hired a specialized SSDI attorney who helped me submit all the proper paperwork and medical documentation. He contacted my local senator and got me a hearing in front of an administrative law judge really quick. I was awarded benefits just 3 months later! I used www.socialsecurity-disability.org in order to connect with an attorney in Boston.

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This is a great thread! I have been denied, reconsideration denied, and am now awaiting a date for my hearing. I have had a 4 level cervical fusion in 2004 and a 2 level lumbar fusion in March 2009. I have constant severe pain and am a patient of pain management. Currently receiving: Methadone 20mg 4x daily, Gabapentin 600mg 3x daily, Mobic daily, Bacoflen 10mg 4xdaily, and the list goes on....

I went back to school at the age of 34 to become a nurse. Graduated with my RN in 2006. As of December of 2010, I have not been able to work. I have a ten pound permanent weight restriction, severe medication side effects, and constant pain. I am really stuck in the red tape mess. Insurance denies epidurals and any other procedure that may help. My neck( with multiple bone spurs within and around my hardware) do not warrant more surgery according to insurance.

I do have an attorney, where do I go from here? I can't afford to pay for any procedures out of pocket because I am close to losing my home.
Any thoughts would be welcome!!

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Where do I start? I am here for my husband. He had surgery on 2 disc 3 years ago. He has had pain every since. He tried to get a dr to take him seriously but they havent. He has had mri, bone scans etc and they show the surgery was a failure.

His current pcp sent him to a Neurosurgeon for spinal fusion. He refused. Our pcp states it was because the neurosurgeon was afraid of a law suit. She then set him up with a pain management dr. She told my husband she would write a letter for SSI / SSDI since he was denied 2 weeks ago. She also offered him a walker since his left leg is numb and he has fallen twice.

The pain management dr has him schedule for and Epidural on 9/6. He is in so much pain I can't stand with watch him walk.

We called to the pcp because she said she would have the letter for ssi ready today. The nurse just informed up she decided not to do the letter and noted it in his file.

We feel very betrayed and angry. I am afraid for my husband right now because this has caused a lot of stress and depression. I am considering calling the Mental Health Hotline.

Thanks for listening I don't know where else to go.

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Hello I hope this discussion is still going very informative. I am new to site I have fed herniated disc and sciatica in my left leg I am blind in my right eye and have ostimolitus in my feet.ostiomolitesi know I'm spelling it wrong its a bone disease that has costed me my large toe on left foot amputated and my right foot severely deformed I'm 50 years old can't work anymore oh and yes SEVERE depression. I applied and was shot down by ssi am appealing it now they want a mental exama an advocate through Rubicon who

gave SSI my

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Battled ssdi for four years have several back problems,emphysema,some heart problems(stents),not to mention being labeled bi-polar and still turned down.Without the proper Doctors and Attorneys in your corner you are screwed.Am currently back at work taking morphine daily and surviving the constant pain.
Got a letter from my attorney and he doesnt take cases past a certain point and told me if I wanted to go further get another attorney.I do not recommend Richard Taliaferro of Harris and Hartman in Rossville Ga..He did basicly nothing in almost four years.

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I applied for ssdi in dec of 2007 fully prepared to fight maybe years because everybody told me I would be denied the 1st time out of hand. I got my approval letter the first week of february 2008, my back pay beat the letter, the day I got the letter I checked the bank acct and the money had been there for days. In case anybody is interested I used Allsup to file. They did everything over the phone and took care of getting all the records. It saved my life.

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Social Security Disability is sometimes hard to get. It took me about a hear and a half to get mines. I have had a lumbar fusion on levels L/4- S/1 and I also had a cervical fusion on levels C/3-C/5. My neurosurgeon would not help me with Social Security Disability but my Primary Care Physician was a big help. I got denied the first time but I hired an attorney and everything worked out. I stay in constant pain everyday from my neck to my feet. Don't give up just keep working on your case

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They are really hard on back issues in this country. I went to a doctor for back pain. He diagnosed it with lumbar and thoracic chronic pain. He gave me an exercise sheet as his remedy. I have been seeing mental health over depression now because I worked 18 years and my back hurts too bad to work so it caused depression. For a while they try to throw you back out there. It's so ridiculous.

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Not much in replies on here for almost 4 years? I know there has been several new posts within the last year and a half but the thread lost its steam. I just read all the threads from the start to see if anybody had similar issues as mine. Good luck folks...

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Folks here is a little tip for you all. If you are like me and on pain meds SSA MUST in fact approve you for SSDI. There is no if, buts or whats about it. Here is the reason. If SSA says you can go back to work and you do go back to work and you are on your pain meds, first you must DRIVE while on the pain meds which is ILLEGAL. Second SSA is jeopardizing the safety of yourself and others. If they say you can go back to work or say you can work then I would get an attorney who knows Federal Rules and Laws and sue the crap out of the SSA. Its called a Federal TORT Suit. Trust me I've been on SSDI for 3 years and on review they are now saying I can go back to work even though I am NOW on pain killers, both Morphine SR and Morphine IR. There is NOWAY jose can I go back to work. The Veterans Affairs has found granted me TDIU (Total Disability Individual Unemployability) which means I cannot go back to work. A Federal Appeals Court I think it was in Idaho has said that if the VA says you cannot go back to work that the SSA must in fact give great weight to your decision more weight than any person from the SSA who says you can. Also your best bet is to hire somebody to write you a NEXUS, a medical opinion. I used Dr. Craig Bash a Neuroradiologist. Because of him the Judge believe him more than the SSA people because at the time of my hearing SSA did NOT have my EMG which showed Bilateral L5-S1 Radiculopathy.
Last the VA is about to do surgery on my spine, FINALLY AFTER 5 years of suffering, and SSA must in fact give great weight to this evidence. I hope this helps a lot of you....

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I was diagonose of Emphysema in 2010 and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 3 years ago, our family doctor told me there was no cure but it can only be controled. Ever since then i have been running heather scepter looking for a solution to my problem because i was going to lose my Job if i dont get better, until i ran into this online testimony of Dr Lusanda who have been curing people of COPD with his herbal remedy i immediately contacted him via their email, to God be thy glory i bought this COPD herbal remedy and was cured within 3 weeks of usage, at last this is a break through for all COPD/emphysema patients contact this herbal clinic via their email drlusandaherbal@drlusandaherbal.com or website onwww.drlusandaherbal.com

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Hi all, I am getting ready to have a spi al fusion on l4 l5 l5 s1. My Neuro wants to put bone in as spacers and do hardware with a cage. I have been off work for three months now and scared to death I will not be able to return to my very physical job. I will never find another job making this wage. Therefore I will prob be homeless eating dog food. I have had back and neck issues since I was 30
I have been thinking about applying for ssi before things get worse. I have heard
It can take a long time to get approved. I have DDD , Spondyloslethisis., spondylosis , arthritis ,bulging discs in my lumbar and cervical as well as financial narrowing from l3 to s1 right and left. A couple bone spurs and a few things i can not even look at long enough to pronounce. My cervical mri is about the same. This last flare up has rendered me useless. My hands do not work anymore. I constantly drop things and the pain that shoots everywhere is crazy. For the last three days I swear I am having contractions in my right butt cheek. It doubles me over. Then I get stuck doubled over. My Neuro said to work as I can. My gp and pt have me on limitations so no more that 15 min walking. (IT TAKES longer than that just to walk in the plant) 15 min sitting ect. Well I made it to the front door one time. Then doubled over crying. I am 50 and need advice how to file for ssi so they can deny me the first time. I have read all of your stories and I get so frustrated with the system. I have worked full time since the age of 15. This is the first time i have not been able to suck it up and go back. I am single and my kids think i am a baby. They just dont get it. So any advice would be greatly appreciated. Pardon my lack of knowledge. And y'all keep fighting. Don't let them win, back issues are horrific!

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