When Does Fibromyalgia Qualify for Social Security Disability

Fibromyalgia is a serious condition that affects as many as one in every 50 Americans. Fibromyalgia is usually characterized by widespread pain and tenderness throughout the body. Many people with fibromyalgia also suffer from other symptoms such as fatigue, non-restorative sleep, and difficulty concentrating or poor memory.

People with fibromyalgia often have difficulty sustaining employment due to frequent flare-ups and they have good days and bad days. Fibromyalgia can be difficult to diagnose because the condition does not show up with medical testing such as a blood test or an MRI. Fortunately there are things we can do to help you with your case. If you believe you are disabled due to fibromyalgia will want to see that other explanations for your pain and other symptoms have been ruled out by medical testing. They will want to see that you have a positive physical exam for fibromyalgia. It will help if you get a diagnosis from a rheumatologist. You will want to show that you have had ongoing treatments and we will ask your doctor for an opinion. With the help of your doctor we can make sure that Social Security has all the information needed to evaluate your fibromyalgia.   

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Sean D. Cuddigan
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SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska