Chicago Spinal Arachnoiditis Attorneys

Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyers

Spinal arachnoiditis is pain disorder caused by the inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the membranes that surround and protect the nerves of the spinal cord, that causes severe stinging, “burning pain,” and neurological problems.  Spinal arachnoiditis can also cause tingling, weakness or numbness in the legs, severe shooting pain, muscle cramps or uncontrollable twitching, and bladder or bowel problems.

Spinal arachnoiditis can be caused by a number of medical conditions, including traumatic injury, spinal surgery, hemorrhage, chronic compression of the nerves, adverse reactions to dyes used for medical testing, and infections resulting from certain diseases.  There is no cure for spinal arachnoiditis so treatment focuses on the reduction and management of the pain associated with the condition.  Treatment usually includes medication,  physical therapy, electrical nerve stimulation, and a spinal cord stimulator.  Surgery is frequently not an option because of the risk of scar tissue and additional trauma to the already damaged nerves.

Spinal arachnoiditis, and other back pain and back injuries, can be incredibly distruptive to daily activities and may even prevent you from working.  If spinal archoiditis is so severe that you are unable to work, you you may be eligible for social security disability benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI).

SSDI is available to qualifying applicants who are unable to participate in substantial gainful employment due to a medical condition that is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death, and who have earned enough “credits” through the payment of social security taxes deducted from their paycheck.  SSI provides income to qualifying applicants who have limited income and resources.

Filing a Social Security Disability Claim

The claim process for receiving social security disability benefits can be complicated and time-consuming. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that a number of specific documents and supporting medical and vocational information be provided with your claim for SSI or SSDI.

The Social Security process can be daunting and confusing. The process requires careful and thorough documentation of your disability, income and financial resources. The knowledgeable Chicago social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law have years of experience helping clients throughout the entire claim process.

Skilled and Professional Legal Assistance

The Social Security disability claim process can complicated and time-consuming, particular for back injuries, such as spinal arachnoiditis.  A successful claim requires the submission of comprehensive documentation regarding your medical condition and its impact on your ability to work.   At Ankin Law, our knowledgeable Chicago social security disability attorneys at Ankin Law have years of experience helping clients seek social security disability benefits for a variety of medical conditions and we understand the types of information and supporting evidence that must be provided with your claim application.

The experienced Chicago social security disability attorneys will help you through the entire social security disbaility application process so that you can focus on managing your medical condition and obtaining treatment for your spinal arachnoiditis.  We will thoroughly explain the social security laws and claims process to you so that you understand the procedure and what is expected of you.  We will also help your prepare your social security disability application to ensure that sufficient information is provided and minimize any processing delays.  After your claim is filed, we will monitor the progress of your social security disability application and promptly notify you of any developments or requests for additional information.  If a hearing is necessary, we will help you prepare for your social security disbaility hearing and represent you at the hearing.

Free Consultation

If you suffer from spinal arachnoiditis and are unable to work as a result of your condition, contact us at (872) 529-9377 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Chicago social security disability attorneys.


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Ankin Law

10 N Dearborn, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60602

(872) 529-9377