I had emergency cervical spinal fusion surgery to relieve spinal cord compression on April 3, 2015.
For five months prior my legs became increasingly weak accompanied by burning and stinging making it difficult to walk and keep proper balance at times.
I was told by my neurosurgeon that the goal of the surgery was to arrest further complication but, that my symptoms may be irreversible. Presently, five months after surgery my symptoms are still just as they were pre-surgery and my condition has been officially labeled cervical spondylosis with myelopathy.
I just received my denial for SSI stating that although I am diagnosed with cervical spondylosis with myelopathy, I have not shown that there is severe weakness in muscles and limbs. What do these people think the definition of myelopathy is?!?!
It's my first time filing for SSI and I think I made the mistake of trying to let my doctor's records speak for themselves. I even have my patient summary from my neurologist who prescribed me a walker in June with abnormal gait.
Any advice out there? I am so frustrated as I have been financially destroyed by this and can't believe they denied me.