Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a disorder that the Social Security Administration accepts as a reason for Social Security Disability. It is a disorder that involves the large and small intestines becoming inflamed, which can then cause individuals to suffer from severe pain. Symptoms of this disease can range from mild to painful and can often come and go as each individual has different reactions to the disease. Two of the most common causes of inflammatory bowel diseases are Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Neither of these should be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is a much less serious condition than inflammatory bowel disease.

intestinal discomfort from Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The Common Causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Include:

  • Crohn’s Disease:
  • A disease affecting the digestive system and characterized by inflammation of the bowel or intestine. There are several different kinds of Crohn’s Disease, depending on the part of the digestive tract that is irritated. The symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach pain, changes in bowel movements, and drowsiness.

  • Ulcerative Colitis:
  • A disease that affects the large intestine and the lining of the large intestine. While in some respects similar to Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis is usually confined to the colon. The symptoms occur differently in severity and frequency, depending on the affected individual, but can include stomach pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss and mouth ulcers.

The Common Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Include:

  • Arthritis and Other Pain
  • Brittle Bones
  • Eye inflammation
  • Liver Inflammation
  • Gallstones
  • Ulcers
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lung Issues

Inflammatory bowel disease 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 Coventry 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.

When looking to approve or deny a claim for Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration relies heavily on the medical record provided to them as well as the opinion of the treating physician. It is important to have an attorney look these papers over in order to be sure that they accurately reflect the pain that you are experiencing. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney 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.

Contact the Law Offices of d’Oliveira & Associates

SSD lawyer meeting client with Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseIf 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 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 15 offices in RI and Southeastern, MA.

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