The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes Fibromyalgia as one of a series of diseases that can entitle a sufferer to collect social security disability insurance (SSDI). However, it may be particularly difficult for some individuals to prove that they suffer from this disorder. Fibromyalgia generally involves doctors administering a series of tests for other diseases and, when no other cause for the individual’s symptoms can be found, the doctor will diagnose a patient with Fibromyalgia. Diagnosis of this disorder can become increasingly difficult when dealing with the Social Security Administration, which has serious requirements for documentation of disabilities. Some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia include:

doctor telling woman she is now suffering from fibromyalgia

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

  • Excessive Tiredness
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Heart palpitations Pain in the Entire Body, including, Joints, Muscles, Tendons and Soft Tissue.
  • Memory and Concentration Problems

  • Numbness in Limbs
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia

There are thought to be many possible causes of fibromyalgia but each case is specific to the person who has it. Some examples may include:

  • Consistent Sleep Disturbance
  • Infection
  • Physical or Emotional Shock
  • Abnormal Responses to Pain Within the Brain

This disease is one that has long-term effects that can be eased in some cases with time and therapy, but likely is permanent. There is no known way to prevent this disease and may possibly get worse over time. At times, this disease occurs in people along with some other type of disease that makes it worse.

fibromyalgia-social-security-disabilityFibromyalgia can be a debilitating disease that keeps you out of work for long periods of time. If you or a loved one has this disease and it is affecting your life so severely that your doctor tells you that you should not return to work, contact an experienced RI Social Security Disability attorney right away. An experienced Social Security attorney in Rhode Island can help you to make important life decisions and can ease the stress of the application process to the Social Security Administration. Nearly 75 percent of all first time applicants for Social Security Disability are denied benefits. This denial is generally not because the disability is not worthy of benefits, but rather because the paperwork was not what the Social Security Administration was looking for.

An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can ensure that you put the best claim forward for benefits that you have and can also reduce the stress of compiling and reading all of the information yourself. Dealing with the symptoms fibromyalgia can be stressful. A competent and experienced Social Security Disability attorney can ease the stress and pain of fighting for your right to Social Security Disability compensation. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can also ensure that the Social Security Administration is aware of the extent of your disability and your inability to work.

Have You Been Denied Social Security Disability Insurance for Fibromyalgia?

personal injury lawyer meeting client who was denied SSD for FibromyalgiaIf you have a lawyer prior to filing a claim with the Social Security Administration, your chances of succeeding are nearly doubled. Not only are your chances of success greater, but also you will begin receiving your benefits more quickly. If you plan on, or are currently doing business with the Social Security Administration, call the Brockton Social Security Disability attorneys at The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates now. We can help to ensure that your claim is processed quickly, efficiently, and successfully. We at d’Oliveira & Associates are highly skilled in the area of Social Security Disability law and have helped many clients successfully. Please contact The Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.

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Paul d’Oliveira

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira has been practicing personal injury and disability law for over 30 years. He started his personal injury law practice in 1989 with two offices in Fall River, MA and East Providence, RI. Today his firm has 16 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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