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Is having a cervical spinal stenosis a valid reason to apply for disability?
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Dr. Jason Beasley
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Cervical spinal stenosis can be a valid reason to apply for disability if it is severe and causes disabling symptoms--like severe pain or weakness of the arms.
The validity of it being a disabling diagnosis is stronger if all treatment options have been tried and failed.

In brief: Depends
Cervical spinal stenosis can be a valid reason to apply for disability if it is severe and causes disabling symptoms--like severe pain or weakness of the arms.
The validity of it being a disabling diagnosis is stronger if all treatment options have been tried and failed.
Dr. Jason Beasley
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Depends
Depends on how physically impaired your are & if that would qualify as a disability .
Just having this image finding does not mean there is impairment unless it is causing clinical findings of myleopathy especially weakness or dexterity / balance issues or radicular pain with associated weakness or significant pain restricting you or requiring medication to control symptoms that then impairs.

In brief: Depends
Depends on how physically impaired your are & if that would qualify as a disability .
Just having this image finding does not mean there is impairment unless it is causing clinical findings of myleopathy especially weakness or dexterity / balance issues or radicular pain with associated weakness or significant pain restricting you or requiring medication to control symptoms that then impairs.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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