Disorders of the Spine
The spine (vertebral column) consists of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccyx. There are many causes of a disorder of the spine including disease, trauma and congenital deformity. Types of disorders of the spine include but are not limited to the following: osteoarthritis (OA), degenerative disease, herniated disc (herniated nucleus pulposus), osteoporosis, tumors, arachnoiditis, lumbar strain, Spina Bifida, spondylolisthesis, and stenosis. SSA has special rules in awarding benefits for this type of impairment. These types of cases can be difficult to win disability benefits and it is recommended that consideration be given to retaining an attorney who has experience with social security disability cases.