Degenerative disc disease is a common spinal condition that can cause chronic pain, limited mobility, and functional limitations. When seeking insurance coverage for work restrictions due to degenerative disc disease, providing compelling evidence is crucial.
Degenerative disc disease refers to the gradual breakdown of the intervertebral discs in the spine. These discs act as cushions between the vertebrae, providing flexibility and shock absorption. With age and wear and tear, the discs can degenerate, resulting in reduced disc height, loss of elasticity, and the development of bony growths or herniated discs. This can lead to various symptoms, including chronic back or neck pain, stiffness, radiating pain, muscle weakness, and limited range of motion.
Degenerative disc disease can significantly impact an individual’s ability to perform full-time work. The following are some of the restrictions and limitations that may arise:
Degenerative disc disease can significantly impact an individual’s ability to engage in full-time work. By providing comprehensive medical documentation, functional capacity evaluations, pain journals, work performance reviews, rehabilitation reports, expert medical opinions, and seeking legal assistance, you can present compelling evidence to insurance companies. Remember to consult with healthcare professionals and legal experts to navigate the claims process successfully.
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