These disorders are among the most
frequently encountered in any disability law practice. They include
injuries to and degenerative disorders of the joints, spine and
bones, as well as disorders involving the muscles, tendons and
There are a variety of disorders within this category. They
include herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative arthritis,
anatomical deformities, fractured bones, amputations and soft
tissue injuries, among others. Each type of disorder is unique,
but they can all provide the basis for a successful disability
Pain is the common denominator in most musculoskeletal cases.
These disorders can and do cause pain that is aggravated by activities
like sitting, standing, walking, climbing, bending, lifting,
carrying, reaching and grasping. An inability to perform one
or more of these activities on a sustained or repetitive basis
significantly restricts the kinds of job an individual can perform
and often leads to an award of disability benefits.