Securing The Benefits You Deserve After A Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Is fibromyalgia preventing you from performing the functions of your job? If you are suffering from this debilitating condition, getting Social Security Disability benefits could be very challenging. It is crucial that you seek the advice of an attorney experienced with these kinds of disability claims.
At Crowe & Shanahan in St. Louis, we have achieved many favorable outcomes for clients throughout eastern Missouri and southern Illinois, providing service personalized to each unique situation.
Many Sufferers Need Disability Benefits To Get By
According to the Mayo Clinic, fibromyalgia is a medical disorder that is believed to basically make pain sensations stronger. Its symptoms can include:
- Muscle and skeletal pain
- Fatigue and sleep issues
- Memory and mood issues
Other conditions associated with fibromyalgia are headaches, anxiety, depression and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Women develop fibromyalgia more often than men. Unfortunately, there is no cure, but like many other afflictions, symptoms can be managed with the right treatment and prescription medication.
These symptoms are sometimes triggered after a physical injury, or they develop on their own over time. Because lack of sleep and physical pain can affect your cognitive as well as physical abilities, many people have to miss significant work because of their condition. As a result, fibromyalgia is sometimes the medical condition that causes the need to apply for SSD benefits, or it can exist as part of an overall physical condition.
We Can Help You Get The Care You Need
In a perfect world, fibromyalgia would be documented by medical experts, but the truth is that many people don’t have the resources to go to the specialists necessary to confirm the condition, such as a rheumatologist.
Regardless of the level of care you have received for this condition, our Social Security Disability benefit lawyers will work with your general practitioner or specialist to prepare the most convincing disability report possible. In many cases, we have also helped clients locate free and low-cost care when they cannot afford to go to a doctor’s office.
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For more information on receiving disability benefits for fibromyalgia, contact us today to schedule an appointment. From our St. Louis office, we proudly serve clients throughout eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.