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Qualifying for disability

I'm just wondering what everyones thoughts are on disability and if they think I would have a good chance of qualifying for it. I've had lower back issues for 10+ yrs where my left leg goes numb, I also had confirmed 2 bulged disc in my neck about 5 yrs but it stem's from an accident 15yrs ago. As of 6/27/12 I was in another accident and now have extreme neck and upper back pain as well as increased issues with my lower back. I have 4 bulged disc's in my neck, 2 bulged disc and 1 herniated disc in thorasic area with Disc Degeneration and a bulged disc in lumbar region. I have been going to therapy since the accident so 10+ months already and only very mild improvement. I can't sleep as my arms will go numb so I toss and turn. I can't sit for longer than 30 minutes without being in extreme pain and can't stand for longer than 15-20 minutes before I get extreme pain in my lower back and eventually my left leg will go numb. So, right now I'm off work for 9 weeks to go thru another therapy program and getting short term disability. My job is a sitting at a computer for 8hrs a day which is impossible for me to do. I can't even sit at home very long without having to get up and move around. With the bulged disc and herniated disc any way I would qualify for disability? I don't see how I will ever be able to sit for very long as well as not able to type for very long. Oh and I'm also on anti-depressants now because of the pain, I've had 2 spinal steroid injections and going in for a third soon. Any help or suggestions welcome!


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