Certain musculoskeletal conditions may qualify you for Social Security Disability in Denver, CO. Your condition will be assessed in terms of functionality limitations as they relate to work, along with your prior work experience. Coordinating with a doctor to ensure you have substantial evidence of your condition can help strengthen your claim when filing for benefits. Read on to discover which conditions fall under this category, and what benefits may be within your reach.

Spinal Disorders

Herniated disks, spinal stenosis, spinal arachnoiditis, arthritis, and fractured vertebrae may not only be extremely painful, these conditions can also make working full time—if at all—impossible. Pain is one of the more difficult aspects of a disability case to prove, but it may be easier with the assistance of a lawyer and substantial medical evidence.


In some cases, amputation does not render a person incapable of continuing to work by the SSA’s definition. Depending on the limb (or limbs) affected, as well as your previous work experience, it’s possible that you may only be awarded part time Social Security disability in Denver, CO. The SSA may consider individuals with profound physical limitations (difficulty bathing, dressing, cooking, or cleaning independently) good candidates for full benefits.


In most cases, a fractured bone has a good chance of healing within a year, making more minor injuries inapplicable for disability claims. In rare cases, more minor fractured bones can result in other, longer lasting medical complications. However, a fracture to your pelvic bone, tarsal bones, or femur may require significantly more down time. If your doctor’s opinion is that your injury will take at least a year to heal, you may have a case for full time disability benefits. 

Joint Dysfunction

If you are experiencing chronic pain and distraction due to a dysfunctional joint (or group of joints), it’s possible you may qualify for disability benefits. Conditions that fall under this heading include gout, lupus, fibromyalgia, bursitis, osteoporosis, inflammation, certain types of cancer, and arthritis.

Filing for Social Security Disability in Denver, CO

Are you struggling to make ends meet because of your disability? Have you already applied for disability, but were denied? Whether you’re making your first claim or want to appeal a decision made on your claim, we’re in your corner. Allow the professionals at Feldman Disability Law to help advocate on your behalf. Contact us today to request a free consultation.