If you’re experiencing cervical and/or lumbar conditions that are preventing you from working, you may be eligible for short term or long term disability insurance benefits.
However, navigating the complex process of filing for disability benefits can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with insurance companies looking for any reason to deny your benefits. That’s where an experienced ERISA attorney can help.
In this article, we will explore the basics of short term and long term disability for cervical and lumbar conditions, and how The Maddox Firm can assist you in obtaining the benefits you deserve.
What cervical and lumbar conditions cause disability?
Common cervical and lumbar conditions that may cause disability include:
Herniated discs: A herniated disc occurs when the soft inner material of a spinal disc pushes out through a tear in the outer layer, causing pressure on nearby nerves and resulting in pain, numbness, and weakness.
Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that can cause compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to symptoms such as pain, numbness, and weakness.
Degenerative disc disease: Degenerative d