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    Cervical disc degeneration

    Hi,

    Does anyone know if this condition is classed as a disability? and where i would be able to get the info on the net to confirm this?

    Thanks

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    Original Poster

    i know this isn't deal related, but i don't know where to start looking.

    Any help is very much appreciated.

    Cervical disc degeneration is a common cause of neck pain, most … Cervical disc degeneration is a common cause of neck pain, most frequently felt as a stiff neck.



    Would think not unless it's extreme!!!

    Why ?

    Original Poster

    it's a condition my 42 year old husband has been diagnosed with.

    It has lots of symptoms & issues i.e. numb arms, nerve issues etc..

    He has been dismissed from his job on capability grounds as he can no longer do his job due to this issue. It was brought on by an accident at work.

    I'm not sure if he can claim for it under a disability for benefits.
    Which is why i'm querying it, and it anyone can help.

    Can your GP not point you in the right direction? I would think this is the best place to start.

    if it is severe enough( limits mobility or use of arms) hun then yes it is classed as a disability , i have disc degeneration in my lower spine, now looking at the loss of all my disc in my lower spine and im classes as disabled because i have problems walking and standing

    Original Poster

    tallpete33

    Can your GP not point you in the right direction? I would think this is … Can your GP not point you in the right direction? I would think this is the best place to start.



    GP isn't being any help at all. As he is suing his ex employer due to the accident, he's leaving the solicitor to deal with it all

    Original Poster

    vinylandtrinkets

    if it is severe enough( limits mobility or use of arms) hun then yes it … if it is severe enough( limits mobility or use of arms) hun then yes it is classed as a disability , i have disc degeneration in my lower spine, now looking at the loss of all my disc in my lower spine and im classes as disabled because i have problems walking and standing



    thanks, is there anything on the internet confirming this? (I'm asking as he can't work for more than 1/2 hour at a time, so need help as to what benefits etc he is entitled to)

    he will need to be under the care of a specialist as the Dr from the benefits agency will contact them after your hubby had the DSS medical.
    direct.gov.uk/en/…913
    theres some info on here, but incap benefit will no longer be offered soon, your best bet is to pop into your local DSS office and ask them for advice hun

    your husband having a cervix sounds like a bit of a disability to me

    just read your other post, get on to your GP demanding your husband sees a specialist asap, there is a long waiting list up to 18 months in some areas, the more support you have the better your chance of claiming any benefit hun,

    Original Poster

    thanks for your help

    don't be shocked if he gets knocked back for dla to begin with, everyone seems too. my partner has osteo arthritis in his lower spine, which is causing syatica, and all he can get atm is esa. got to wait to see a specialist before we reapply for dla

    Original Poster

    Kitten13

    don't be shocked if he gets knocked back for dla to begin with, everyone … don't be shocked if he gets knocked back for dla to begin with, everyone seems too. my partner has osteo arthritis in his lower spine, which is causing syatica, and all he can get atm is esa. got to wait to see a specialist before we reapply for dla



    I'm expecting this anyway - We aren't sure if we would get DLA as it doesn't seem to say in many places that it's a form of arthritis. Thanks.

    Banned

    got no advice here but all the best to both of you.

    hun disc degeneration isnt arthritis its a totally different condition that may lead to arthritis in later life, you really need to get your gp to refer him to a specialist, Disability living allowance is hard to claim and you will need prove to them what the condition is , this is done by seeing a specialist.
    I couldnt claim mine to start with until they had a letter off my GP and surgeon to prove that i had indeed i had problems, what treatment they were giving things along those lines.
    good luck hun
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