Disability for Back Problems

Back injuries that can qualify for disability include herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, stenosis, vertebral fractures, and more. Injuries that cause back pain can be to the discs, joints, bones, and muscles of the back, and can occur in or near the cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), or lumbar (lower back) vertebrae, or the sacrum (base of the spine) or coccyx (tailbone).