I had to go on short term disability for severe degenerative disc disease. My doctor took care of all my paper work and submitted it in a timely manner. I was approved for short term disability and then after a certain amount of time my condition got worse. Then Cigna sent me a letter stating that I would no longer be on long term disability. I appealed my decision and they still denied me even when my primary care doctor and orthopedic doctor both stated that I could not work because of my condition.