I am 19 years old and experienced three separate back injuries (only one of which is documented) that have left me with bouts of debilitating back pain at least once a month. I already have trouble lifting my 42 lb, 2 year-old son on a regular basis so there's no way I can do work that requires lifting. I can't stand for long periods of time without back pain and I get numbness in my legs and arms. I have had an MRI and been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. I was given a prescription for moderate pain killers as needed. This was when I was 17 and (I generally don't like to complain so I only went when the pain prevented normal movement, to the point where unless my neck and torso remained entirely stationary the pain was excruciating) I have only been in once since then. I have family that can vouch for this. They have seen me on my worst days of pain and my days without pain and they can tell anyone that it's like night and day. However, with medical records being only a year old and only one previous job (with and injury on record because I hurt my back again getting something out of the freezer) will this be enough for me to get disability?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Jun. 25, 2011 in Money & Work
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Answer by Farmlady09 at 1:13 PM on Jun. 27, 2011
It might be hard for you to get disablity regarding your bad back. Some people who have had a hip replacement are also trying to apply foor disability have not been approved. You would also need to present records of all your claims if you would want to apply.
Answer by CatRus09 at 5:56 PM on Mar. 23, 2012