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Back pain disabilities are often recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) under its listing of impairments. However, properly documenting chronic back pain can be difficult, and as a result, many people who file an SSDI or SSI claim with these conditions are denied.

At the Law Office of Jim McKown, our Indiana back pain disability attorneys have more than 30 years of experience handling these matters. From the initial application through the appeals process, we commit our time and resources to helping people prove their disability with the SSA so they can obtain the benefits they need.

Working With Your Doctor

When applying for benefits for a condition that is not visibly obvious, such as a back injury, your doctor's testimony is highly valuable. It is important that he or she document the injury and how it prevents you from working exactly to the SSA specifications.

At the Law Office of Jim McKown, we work with your doctor to educate him or her about the documentation needed. Our Indiana attorney will even prepare a questionnaire and other documents that will guide your doctor to use the factual statements the SSA looks for when determining who should receive benefits.

Working With Vocational and Medical Experts

If your back pain claim is denied at the initial application and the reconsideration stage, the next step is to attend a hearing with an administrative law judge. During this hearing, the judge will question a vocational specialist and medical expert to help determine benefit eligibility. We are also allowed to question the experts. We know the approach to take to either support or challenge the experts' testimony, which can lead to the judge deciding in your favor.

Contact Our Marion SSDI/SSI Claim Law Firm

Talk to our lawyer in a free initial consultation about receiving SSA benefits for your back pain disability. Call us toll free from anywhere in Indiana at or contact our Marion Social Security Disability lawyer online.

We represent clients from Marion, Fort Wayne, Gas City, Wabash, Hartford City, Jonesboro, North Manchester, Alexandria, Huntington and throughout Indiana.