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The Antelope Valley Disability Lawyers on Chronic Pain

Posted on :July 22, 2015Byjpadmin

woman with neck pain disabilityChronic pain refers to a type of pain that generally lasts more than 6 months. A patient may feel chronic pain occasionally at a mild level, or feel excruciating and disabling pain for the long term. Many Social Security disability clients experience chronic pain, but proving pain cases can be difficult, since it’s not possible to measure pain with scientific instruments. Therefore, the SSA decision maker will have to judge the honesty of your description of the pain to come up with a decision.

The SSA will also obtain answers on the following matters to determine how much your chronic pain prevents you from doing work:

1. Whether the objective evidence can prove that you suffer from a “medically determinable impairment” which can plausibly cause your pain.

2. The level of intensity and persistence of your pain and how much it restricts your ability to perform basic work activities.

Your Antelope Valley disability lawyers will emphasize that the SSA will carefully weigh your credibility in assessing the intensity and persistence of your pain. The decision maker may decide to confirm your statements regarding pain by checking the medical and other evidence in your case.

Objective Evidence

In order to qualify for SSD benefits, you must have a “medically determinable impairment” that could be a source of your pain. A medically determinable impairment is caused by anatomical, physiological or psychological abnormalities and should be provable by objective evidence. Any medically acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques qualifies as objective evidence. If you provide only personal statements about pain (or pain in combination with additional symptoms) without objective evidence, you will not be found disabled by the SSA. Even if your complaints are genuine, you will ultimately require medical signs and laboratory findings which confirm a medically determinable physical or mental impairments that are a plausible source of your pain.

Contact Antelope Valley Disability Lawyers

If you require experienced Antelope Valley disability lawyers to help you file for SSD benefits, please contact Janna Lowenstein at 1-800-954-7752. Our attorneys will evaluate your case for free and offer you pertinent legal advice.

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