Many people think that carpal tunnel syndrome only comes from typing on keyboards. It only happens if you type day after day, for year after year, right? Not really. People from many different occupations develop carpal tunnel syndrome each year. These include factory workers, workers on loading docks and grocery store clerks.
Everyone's experience with the Social Security Administration is different. Some people win quickly; most do not. But no matter how long your case takes, please remember one thing: We'll deal with the government. You have enough to worry about.
When you can't work because you have become disabled, you are essentially experiencing an enforced retirement. But not the kind of retirement you might have been hoping to enjoy. However, it doesn't need to be a disaster.
Anyone who has ever experienced severe back pain or a spinal cord injury knows how debilitating it can be. Sometimes, it can be so bad that there is no way a person could return to work - even if they wanted to.