Degenerative Disc Disease
While all people experience a degeneration of the compressible discs, which separate each vertebra in the spinal column, as they age, some individuals develop severe symptoms as a result of this deterioration. This condition, known as degenerative disc disease, makes it impossible for those who develop it to perform the duties of their occupation. When this happens long term disability benefits may be necessary in order for these individuals to continue to support themselves and their family while they are unable to work.
If you or someone you love has degenerative disc disease, a Indiana long term disability lawyer of the Hankey Law Office, P.C., may be able to help you get the benefits you need. To speak with a qualified long term disability attorney, contact our offices today at (800) 520-3633.
Disabling Effects of Degenerative Disc Disease
When the discs separating the vertebrae begin deteriorating, the effects will inevitably limit a person’s movement and capacity to perform certain tasks. The following are some of the effects of degenerative disc disease:
- Chronic pain in the back and neck which radiates to the limbs
- Inability to walk without assistance
- Inability to bend, lift objects, and perform other tasks which require reaching, grasping, pushing, or pulling objects
While there are treatments which have been found to be effective for some individuals, many people are still severely limited by this condition and are in great need of long term disability benefits.
If you’ve been severely affected by degenerative disc disease, our Indiana long term disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, P.C., are prepared to help you apply for and possibly receive the benefits you need. To speak with an attorney about your case today, contact our offices at (800) 520-3633.