Aaron Jacobs is a 58-year-old male with spinal disorders who sought Social Security Disability Benefits.
He attempted to return to work from December 2008 to February 2009, where he worked as a book sorter at a library. Prior to this time he worked from 1978 to 2003 as a carpenter/floor installer. In 2001 he worked as a hotel maintenance man.
Mr. Jacobs has disorders of the spine with lumbar stenosis, degenerative disk disease, radiculopathy, cervicalgia, neck pain, shoulder pain with degenerative changes, insomnia, fatigue, and migraines. A January 2003 MRI of his lumbar spine showed that Mr. Jacobs had L4-5 disk protrusion in the left paracentral space with left neural foraminal stenosis. It also showed L5-S1 small right paracentral disk protrusion and neural foraminal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, and facet joint arthropathy.
Mr. Jacobs hired the Law Office of Neil H. Good to represent him before the Social Security Administration. An initial application was filed to obtain disability benefits on Mr. Jacobs’ behalf. The initial application was denied, as well as his request for reconsideration. Attorney Neil H. Good filed a request for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge on Aaron Jacobs’ behalf.
Attorney Good outlined to the ALJ that Mr. Jacobs has disorders of the spine with lumbar stenosis, degenerative disk disease, and radiculopathy. The January 2003 MRI of his lumbar spine showed L4-5 disk protrusion in the left paracentral space with left neural foraminal stenosis. It also showed L5-S1 small right paracentral disk protrusion and neural foraminal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, and facet joint arthropathy. Mr. Jacobs had been treated with epidural injections as well as other more conservative modalities without the results of any relief.
Mr. Jacobs has additional physical ailments. He has knee osteoarthritis and pain radiating down his legs. In November 2009, Mr. Jacobs fell on his left shoulder due to a slip and fall. He also has pain in his right shoulder and arm. A January 2003 MRI of his right shoulder showed supraspinatus tendinitis and degenerative changes of the acromioclavicular joint. Mr. Jacobs has a reduced range of motion in his right arm as a result of these ailments and cannot lift, carry, or reach. In spite of Mr. Jacob’s treatments he has not had relief and continues to require treatment. The physical disabilities not only made any vocational pursuits impractical for Aaron Jacobs, they made daily activities and social functions unrealistic.
The Social Security Administration awarded Aaron Jacobs Social Security benefits. They ruled that Mr. Jacobs was not able to perform his past relevant work. A combination of all his physical disabilities impeded his ability to do all work.
If you are suffering from similar medical conditions or have a disability/impairment that has rendered you unable to work, contact the Good Law Group online or call (847) 577-4476 to schedule your free case evaluation to discuss your specific health condition and your SSD eligibility.