Musculoskeletal Disorders & Social Security Disability
Many occupations require workers to repeat certain physical motions over and over again, whether it is lifting heavy objects, typing, or operating a piece of machinery. Such repetitive or strenuous actions can cause a person to develop musculoskeletal disorders which, in many cases, can prevent them from working at all.
Musculoskeletal disorders come in many forms, the most common of which include:
Similar conditions can include hernias and even rheumatoid arthritis. Musculoskeletal disorders can develop due to repetitive typing, lifting, twisting, or other motions on the job, or from having to stay in an unnatural position for extended periods of time. Poor posture is one of the leading causes of neck and back pain in the workplace, along with poor lifting technique.
Am I eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits?
Do you have carpal tunnel, neck or back pain because of the actions you perform or the posture you are required to have at work? As long as your musculoskeletal disorder is a direct result of your work, then you should be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) if you are unable to return to work because of said disorder.
At Disability Action Advocates, we are "America's disability advocates." Each Las Vegas Social Security Disability attorney with our firm understands the law and can help you obtain the benefits that you need while you are unable to work. Let us explain the details to you so that you can understand your case and take the necessary action to obtain the benefits you need. Call (888) 421-8705.
Overview of Musculoskeletal Disorders
Capal tunnel syndrome is a condition where the median nerve in your wrist becomes pinched due to pressure on the carpal tunnel in which the nerve is found. When this nerve experiences too much pressure, the person can experience tingling, pain, numbness, and weakness in the affected hand (minus the little finger).
Excessive typing, repetitive motion of the wrist, or repetitive extension of the wrist can result in carpal tunnel syndrome. Most cases can be reversed with rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory drugs, but extreme cases may require surgery.
When a tendon – the cords that attach muscle to bone – becomes irritated or inflamed, it is known as tendinitis. This condition is most common with joints in the outer extremities, such as the shoulders, elbows, knees, or heels (Achilles tendon). Minor cases can be treated with rest and anti-inflammatory drugs, but some cases may require surgery. Tendinitis is very closely related to epicondylitis.
Much like tendinitis, epicondylitis is a condition cause by overworking the tendons that attach muscles to bony joints, such as the elbow. The most common form of epicondylitis occurs in the elbow, giving it the layman's term of "tennis elbow." Epicondylitis can usually be treated with rest and some over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs, but some cases may require surgery.
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