Millions of Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, a condition marked by chronic severe muscle pain, joint pain, depression, concentration and memory problems “fibro fog.” Depression and anxiety are also common. At the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek, we offer experienced and strategic legal advocacy to help individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia get Social Security disability benefits they are entitled.
For claims involving fibromyalgia, the Social Security Administration may look at the strength of pain medications being taken, alternative treatments tried and whether there are other medical causes for your symptoms. Especially important is a clinical medical exam that documents the classic “trigger points” found in fibromyalgia cases. During the review, the SSA will likely consider whether you are seeing a rheumatologist or simply a general practice doctor. Medical records from a specialist who feels that your fibromyalgia is disabling will have a positive impact on your claim. If you or someone you love suffers from chronic pain or has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it is important to get professional medical attention as soon as possible. Because fibromyalgia can be difficult to diagnose, it is important to assemble a clear and extensive medical record that documents your illness. Not only will seeking treatment improve your chances of recovery, it will also increase your chances of collecting Social Security disability benefits.
Let the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek help you with your disability claim. Our law firm exists only to serve disabled people. I have over 25 years of legal experience in disability law and I am paid only if you receive Social Security disability benefits. For more information about your Social Security disability case or to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI disability lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding region, please contact us online or call our Jenkintown 215-385-5353 or Philadelphia 215-323-5320 office to arrange a free initial consultation with our disability lawyer about SSD/SSI eligibility. Let us help you get the Social Security disability benefits you need and deserve. www.disabilitylawpa.com