What is Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the lower back and the neck. There are two main types of spinal stenosis which are cervical stenosis and lumbar stenosis. In spinal stenosis , the narrowing occurs in the part of the spine in your neck. In lumbar stenosis, the narrowing occurs in the part of the spine in your lower back.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
Symptoms in the neck include numbness or tingling in a hand, arm, foot or leg, weakness in a hand, arm, foot or leg, problems with walking and balance, neck pain, and in serve cases bowel or bladder dysfunction. Symptoms in the lower back include numbness or tingling in a foot or leg, weakness in a foot or leg, pain or cramping in one or both legs when you stand for long periods of time or when you walk, and back pain,
Available Treatments for Spinal Stenosis
There are various medications such as pain relievers, antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs and opioids which can serve as treatment. Physical therapy is also a treatment which builds up strength and endurance and improves balance. Steroid injections are also a form of treatment which can help reduce inflammation and relieve some of the pain.
How To Check Eligibility Criteria To Apply for Disability Tax Credit for Spinal Stenosis
To apply for this tax credit Form 2201 entitled “Disability Tax Credit Certificate” it must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. This tax credit is only available to those who have taxes payable. This form must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. Qualified registered medical practitioners include a medical doctor, physiotherapist, optometrist, psychologist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and audiologist.
How DCC Can Help Claim Tax Credit
Disability Tax Credit Consultants at DCC can help to claim this tax credit and collect up to $40,000 in disability tax credits.