Fibromyalgia (fibromyositis) can be a difficult case to bring before the Social Security Administration.
Because Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose, there is no test for it. This means that your doctor may have ruled out other diagnoses and your symptoms match those of a Fibromyalgia diagnosis.
Fibromyalgia is marked by long-term pain throughout the body, including the muscles, joints and soft tissue.
Individuals often feel extreme fatigue, joint stiffness, sleep disturbance and often depression. The symptoms can become so severe that they cannot maintain a competitive job.
Fibromyalgia and Social Security
Trying to get social security benefits for a fibromyalgia diagnosis can be challenging due to the nature of the disease.
Because it is not a clearly understood disease by medical examiners, it can be difficult to prove its justification for disability benefits.
We have helped many people with fibromyalgia in addition to other serious illnesses or disabilities, like orthopedic injuries or other musculoskeletal problems.
If you suffer from more than one illness or type of pain, we will help you ensure your claim for social security benefits is thorough and complete.
Having a social security advocate to help you with your application and ensure its completeness will increase your chances of being awarded.
It is essential to have medical record documentation of doctor’s appointments, medications and treatment, and treating doctors’ opinions to prove you are actually affected by fibromyalgia and eligible for fibromyalgia disability benefits.
We can advise you on what sort of documentation you need to improve your chances of winning your fibromyalgia disability benefits claim.
If you or a loved one is affected by fibromyalgia and can no longer work, please contact us today.
Call us toll-free 1-888-GARRETT (1-888-427-7388) or fill out our contact form for a free legal consultation.