A 36-year-old member asked:
can someone get disability for spinal stenosis if married?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Dowling answered
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Married v stenosis: Spinal stenosis is found in 20% of the population by age 60. For this diagnosis in the lumbar spine alone , it would be very unusual to get disability for it unless your occupation required prolonged standing or walking and you had a private policy just for your own occupation. If it involves the cervical spine & it is causing a myleopathy then it is possible.
Answered on Dec 2, 2019
Dr. Edward Hellman answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially : Severe cases of spinal stenosis can cause paralysis and even loss of bowel and bladder function, and potentially be associated with varying degrees of diabolical as well. I don't believe the ability to "get disability" would be directly related to your marital status.
Answered on Jun 2, 2017
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