Social Security Disability For Neck Pain

Neck pain and problems with the cervical spine can result from traumatic injuries, nerve damage or degenerative changes .  Neck conditions are a common reason for a disabled individual to file for benefits.

Like any other disability case, you must first show that you are not engaging in substantial gainful activity.  In addition, your case will be evaluated to determine if you meet the listing criteria for neck pain.  Section 1.04 addresses Disorders of the Spine:

1.04 Disorders of the spine (e.g., herniated nucleus pulposus, spinal arachnoiditis, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, facet arthritis, vertebral fracture), resulting in compromise of a nerve root (including the cauda equina) or the spinal cord. With:

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