Can I Get Social Security Disability For Bone Spurs?

Nov 13, 2011 Comments Off on Can I Get Social Security Disability For Bone Spurs? by

One Type Of Bone Spur

Question: Can I get Social Security disability for bone spurs?

Answer: Maybe. Bone spurs, also called ostheophytes, are a major part of arthritis. As we age, our joints wear down a bit, in some cases more than a bit. We develop bone spurs. These may be of little consequence or of major consequence, depending upon where they are and how big and bad they are. Bone spurs at the wrong spot in your spine can be very painful.

While bone spurs can be a major cause of disability, they are only one element in an overall process of degenerative arthritis, also called osteoarthritis. Social Security may or may not pay as much attention to the bone spur in your neck or your foot that is killing you but they have a hard time overlooking the fact that you have arthritis all over the place in your body. This is the sort of thing I do as a Social Security attorney. I take your complaints of pain and other symptoms and try to put them into a context that Social Security can understand as “disability.” In one sense, it seems easy. In another sense, it is quite difficult. To do this sort of thing, you have to know a lot about medicine, a lot about the Social Security laws and regulations and, maybe most important, a lot about the people who work at Social Security.

We help Social Security disability claimants across a wide area of North Carolina. Whether you are in Thomasville or High Point or Cary or Morrisville, we can help.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.