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Category: Illnesses - Back Pain

Long Term Disability for Radiculopathy: What You Need to Know

Back Injury Illnesses Back Pain Injury-Back/Lumbar

Radiculopathy is a medical term that describes a set of symptoms related to compression, inflammation, or injury to the spinal nerve roots.  These nerve roots exit the spinal cord and branch out to various parts of the body.  When they are affected, it can lead to serious pain, muscle weakness, numbness, or tingling sensations along the path of the affected nerve.  If you experience radiculopathy, you may suffer from intense and frequent symptoms that interfere significantly with your function, mobility, and ability to work, leading to long term disability.

Below, we’ll discuss important factors to consider when filing a radiculopathy long term disability claim and how an attorney can help you through the process.

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Osteomyelitis | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Illnesses Back Pain Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is a serious bone infection that can, if untreated, cause life-threatening complications and permanent physical impairment. It is most often caused by a trauma that exposes damaged bone to bacteria or blood or tissue infections that spread into otherwise healthy bone tissue. Once the bone is damaged or weakened, complications such as osteoporosis or arthritis can occur and cause life-long problems. If you have experienced osteomyelitis and any associated conditions that have affected your ability to work, you may qualify to file a New York disability claim.

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Spinal Stenosis | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Back Injury Illnesses Back Pain Spinal Stenosis

As we age, every person develops some narrowing of their spinal canal. It is a gradual process and there is usually not serious complications associated with spinal stenosis disability.  A small percentage of the population will suffer more serious complications that can lead to a host of painful symptoms. 


If you are experiencing lower back pain that seems to diminish when you lean or bend forward, you may have spinal stenosis.  If your lower back pain is worse when sitting or standing for long periods or you are having leg numbness or weakness that affects your ability to work, you may need to a disability claim.


Our New York disability attorneys Riemer & Associates have years of experience representing clients suffering from spinal stenosis and many other lower back disabilities.

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New York Long Term Disability Lawyers Explains Scoliosis

Illnesses Back Pain Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine and it can lead to serious deformity if left uncorrected. Modern medical techniques are able to rectify most cases of scoliosis before serious complications can arise. However, the presence of scoliosis may predispose a person to other serious back health problems and potential disabilities later in life. If you're suffering from severe scoliosis or related complications, you may qualify for long term disability benefits.  At Riemer Hess, our New York Long Term Disability Lawyers have many years of experience fighting the toughest disability claims and we can help you.
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Is Degenerative Disc Disease A Disability?

Neck Pain Illnesses Back Pain Degenerative Disc Disease

Back problems are one of the most frequent reasons that people seek to file a disability claim. For those with degenerative disc disease, you already know how debilitating the pain can be – oftentimes to the point of being unable to work.

If you find that you are unable to continue working due to degenerative disc disease, you may be considering filing for long term disability. However, a simple claim of back pain alone won’t be sufficient basis for a claim with your insurance company.

Below we’ll outline what is needed when filing for long term disability for degenerative disc disease.

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