Success With Disability Claims for Cervical Radiculopathy

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Cervical Radiculopathy


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Often referred to as a pinched nerve, cervical radiculopathy happens when a nerve gets compressed in your neck. This condition often causes severe pain.
This compression results in pain that can spread into your shoulder and arm, and you might experience numbness or weakness of your muscles.
This condition often requires physical therapy, medication, and other treatment, which can lead to high bills.

Success with Long-Term Disability Claims Involving Cervical Radiculopathy

Bartolic Law has helped countless clients battling Cervical Radiculopathy get long-term disability insurance benefits paid. Unlike Lumbar Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy most impacts the client’s neck and upper extremities. In one case, our client suffered from Cervical Radiculopathy for years. The client worked in sales management, and the insurer denied the claim because it said there should be no impact on the client’s ability to sit and stand, and change positions as needed, to do sedentary work. We worked with the client’s doctors to give explanations on how the Cervical Radiculopathy impacted the client’s neck mobility and upper extremity usage for keyboarding and computer use.

We also had the client attend a functional capacity evaluation specific to using the client’s arms and hands and focused on computer work. We also demonstrated that the medication the client took to manage the pain, in the required doses to alleviate symptoms, caused impairing side effects. Often individuals with Cervical Radiculopathy must resort to narcotic pain medications or other powerful drugs that cause considerable sedation and drowsiness throughout the day. We also demonstrated how the client’s pain was so severe, it interfered with the client being able to even fall asleep on almost a daily basis. With our determination to never give up on our client, we were able to get the client’s claim paid in full.

Cervical radiculopathy can result from different causes, such as arthritis, spondylosis, or other degenerative changes. It can also occur due to an acute traumatic injury or herniated discs, which can put pressure on the root of the nerve. Symptoms of cervical radiculopathy include sharp or burning pain starting in the neck region and traveling into the arm. You might also feel weakness, loss of sensation, or tingling. These symptoms can increase with the movement of the neck or head.

Some people need to wear an immobilizing collar and/or undergo physical therapy for a while to relieve the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy. Others need surgery, which can have a long recovery process. This can be a recurring problem in many people, and they might need to rely on pain medication and ensure they get physical rest, which can make it difficult to work. Disability benefits might be needed for sufferers.


If your cervical radiculopathy is progressing and making it difficult to work, don’t wait to contact an attorney.

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