Back Pain

Back pain. A large proportion of Social Security benefits claims involve low back pain. This pain can come from an injury or from a slowly progressive impairment. Injuries can include herniated disks. Progressive back impairments can arise from degenerative disk disease. Social Security evaluates back pain based on the objective evidence of the problem. MRI’s and, to a lesser extent, x-rays, can reveal the cause of back pain. Neurological examination and further testing, such as EMG’s, can document how your back pain limits you.