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Discectomy and anyone on disability??

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:35 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Has anyone have SS disability after a discectomy? I am going to try to apply, but heard that it's really hard to get. I really dont feel very much pain anymore. My dr. said I can go to work after 8 weeks. But I am having a VERY hard time finding a job, where I dont have to be on my feet for along time or with no lifting. Even sitting in a chair or 8 hour would really make my back hurt.

What job can I get?

Kerri, 30 years old
disectomy 4 weeks ago
Still numb toes on right foot


  • You have to be determined to be disabled for 1 year or longer to be qualified for SSDI. If the doc is saying you can go back to work after 8wks but at 8wks you are still feeling really sore you need to talk to him about that. I've heard that you are going to be sore after surgery and may always have some pain but the pain should be tolerable.

    I am over 1yr L5/S1 fusion and they did partial discectomy at the anterior level (front through belly). I'm in worse pain now than before surgery.
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