Arthritis And Other Chronic Pain

Arthritis and other joint-related conditions can create pain so severe that the individual can no longer work or perform daily functions that most people take for granted. Because of this decrease in mobility and inability to work, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are often available to those who suffer arthritis and other chronic pain.

At Manring & Farrell, we have assisted individuals throughout Ohio with arthritis or other joint pain in obtaining these benefits, helping to provide for themselves and their families. Whether you are filing an initial claim or appealing a denied claim, our attorneys will assist in putting together the medical documentation and necessary forms to see your application through to the most successful outcome possible.

Social Security And SSI Benefits For Arthritis And Other Chronic Pain Disability

Some of the common chronic pain disabilities include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Lyme disease
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Lupus
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Chronic pain syndrome

Other examples can include residual pain from surgery, particularly on the neck, back or stomach. We will assist in putting together the medical documentation needed to link your pain to your inability to work or keep a job. This will show the limitations you now face, including decreased concentration, decreased attention, memory problems and reduced social function.

Social Security often looks to see what you are doing to handle the pain or treat it. This includes checking to see if you are following your doctor's recommendations like taking prescribed medication, attempting physical therapy or doing prescribed exercises.

It is important that you carefully document pain occurrences, as well as the doctor visits, examples of following doctor's orders and other steps you have taken to deal with the situation. Also document any side effects from medications that have limited your ability to work.

Our office helps people file new claims, as well as file appeals on claims that have been denied. We provide free initial consultations to discuss your situation. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you in successfully filing for SSD or SSI benefits for medical problems like arthritis and other chronic pain conditions, please contact our Columbus, Lebanon, Lima or other offices in Ohio today at 614-678-7199 or toll free at 800-219-3505, or contact us via our online form.

.