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What are the requirements to qualify for disability from chronic back pain?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: You can't, Moma
Pain of any cause or any severity by itself isn't a medically definable impairment.
You have to have other conditions that combine with it to equal a disability listing, or you have to establish that your residual functional capacity is low enough to qualify on that basis; with back pain alone, that just doesn't happen. Ever.

In brief: You can't, Moma
Pain of any cause or any severity by itself isn't a medically definable impairment.
You have to have other conditions that combine with it to equal a disability listing, or you have to establish that your residual functional capacity is low enough to qualify on that basis; with back pain alone, that just doesn't happen. Ever.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Variable
Variable state by state.

In brief: Variable
Variable state by state.
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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