Disability Claims For Pain Disorders
If the claims administrator or hearing judge could experience for even a few minutes the debilitating pain you live with every day, your disability claim would be approved in a flash. Unfortunately, claims for chronic pain disorders are routinely denied for lack of proof.
There are medical methods to corroborate your level of pain and ways to illustrate the real impact on your life. The attorneys of Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, LLC are skilled in documenting Social Security disability claims for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and other qualifying pain disorders.
We have helped clients across Metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia win benefits for chronic pain claims. We work closely with you and your physicians to prove that you are disabled by your symptoms. Call us at CALL for a free consultation.
Chronic Pain Claims Under Social Security Disability
Whether you are beginning the process or whether your claim has already been rejected by the Social Security Administration, we can help. Our experienced lawyers have handled SSDI claims for 25 years, with a solid success rate in pain disorder claims:
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Nerve root impingement (herniated disc)
- Debilitating lower back pain (as from a lumbar injury)
- Radicular (radiating) pain
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS)
- Fibromyalgia (generalized pain)
Complex regional pain syndrome is typically experienced in the arms or legs, sometimes but not always after an injury to the limb. Patients often describe a burning sensation, and the pain is often excruciating or out of proportion to the injury. There are telltale signs and physiological symptoms that a doctor can document. You can help your claim by seeing your family physician or pain specialist regularly, following all prescribed treatments, and detailing your pain to the doctor: where it hurts, how often, how much and how it limits your activities and state of mind.
Building Your Case for Benefits
A diagnosis of CRPS/RSD or other chronic pain is not itself grounds for a claim. Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh builds on that diagnosis to convince the SSA or administrative law judge that you can’t work. We use medical exam reports and testimony of doctors, supervisors, friends or family to show how the severe pain is mentally distracting, physically tiring and emotionally depressing; how the wrong touch or slightest wrong movement “sends you through the roof”; how it impacts your sleep, and all the ways that chronic pain adds up to a real and qualifying disability.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation at one of our locations in the Atlanta area.