When you have suffered a serious back injury, you might find it impossible to work full time and you might decide to file for SSDI benefits. If you are able to prove that you are not able to work due to your back pain, you may have your SSDI claim approved. However, you will need to continue to participate in your treatment to continue to receive benefits.
Establishing Medical Records and Recovering from Your Injuries
After you have injured your back, you will need to be seen by a doctor to prove that you actually suffered a back injury. Once you do that, you will have the medical records necessary to prove that you suffered a debilitating back injury. Then, you'll want to speak with an SSDI attorney about how you can file a claim that will be more likely to be approved.
However, your doctor will also recommend that you participate in various treatment programs. You will want to exhaust all available treatment options so you can have the best possible medical outcome.
If you do not exhaust all possible treatment options, you might also be accused of not trying to get better. This might lead to your SSDI benefits being put in jeopardy. Also, by continuing to undergo treatment, you will have a growing amount of medical evidence that can show that your condition persists.
Declining Certain Treatment Options
You might be reluctant to participate in a treatment option such as the use of painkillers because you might be concerned that you will become addicted. Or, you might engage in physical therapy and you may believe that the treatments you are undergoing are not effective. If this is the case, you will need to make sure that your decision will not affect your SSDI claim by consulting with a disability lawyer.
Fortunately, there might be treatment options that you are not familiar with, such as the implantation of a spinal cord stimulator. Regardless of what option you choose, it's important to remember that the decisions you make with your health will affect your SSDI claim. If the SSA believes that you are no longer disabled, they might choose to stop providing you with benefits. Also, if they believe that they were misled, they might require that you pay back some of all of your benefits. For this reason, you'll need to consult with an attorney so you can prove that you were actually disabled.
For more information, contact a social security disability attorney near you.