I wanted to say that after all my surgeries with no positive results, only worse, that i was awarded SSD in 5 months. I had 2 of my surgeons back me up totally. I hired an attorney, but being it was approved in 5 months, which is the waiting period and no back pay my attorney charged me nothing. I was very easy and I never had to see a ss doctor or anything. Just got my first check deposited today and had to celebrate. I just wanted to let you all know that Social Security Disability is NOT always the horror stories of years of waiting that we always hear. I hope whoever can't work and needs to file the best of luck that I had.