Spinal cord injury is typically caused by a trauma to the vertebrae that tears or impinges on the spinal cord preventing messages from traveling along the spinal cord from the limbs to the brain. Spinal cord injuries can also be caused by degenerative changes in the vertebrae, distortion of the bones of the spine, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and abnormal growth called arachnoiditis, or tumors or cysts. This can result in nerve damage or even paralysis. If your spinal cord injury is preventing you from working, contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur to schedule a free consultation to discuss Social Security Disability benefits.
SSD Claims For Spinal Cord Injuries in New Jersey
Pressure or damage to the spinal nerves can also cause reflex sympathetic dystrophy or regional pain syndrome. Spinal cord injuries are frequently debilitating, causing pain and limited motion in the lower back and the legs. Treatments can range from various therapies to surgery but many spinal cord injuries are permanent.
These injuries can be documented by orthopedic specialists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physical medicine specialists, rehabilitation medicine specialists, physiologists or rheumatologists. Exam examinations, MRIs, X-rays, or CAT scans, and muscle and nerve conduction tests can document spinal cord damage.
Our Legal Services
The legal team here at Sheryl Gandel Mazur proudly helps clients throughout the state of New Jersey through every stage of the Social Security Disability process, including:
- Filing their application
- Appealing initial denials
- Appealing reconsideration denials
- At hearings
- In cases in front of the Appeals Council
- In cases in front of the Federal Court
Contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur
Spinal cord injuries drastically change lives. If you were hurt, can no longer return to work, and require competent legal assistance, contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur today. We’re here to fight for the benefits you need.