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Does Chronic Pain Qualify for Disability Benefits?

Social Security Disability

If you’ve suffered a life-changing injury or illness, working with disability lawyers is often your best bet for getting the benefits you’re entitled to. An attorney can help get your claim through the process for a variety of medical conditions. But what about chronic pain? Does this qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance?While every case is different, the disability attorneys at Burnette & Payne have some general guidelines for you to consider.

What is chronic pain?

Are you experiencing lingering pain as a result of your illness or injury? Has the pain lasted longer than average? More specifically, has it lasted longer than six months? If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from chronic pain. Chronic pain may happen anywhere but often comes in the form of back pain, headaches, muscle aches, nerve damage, or joint pain. Carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and tendinitis are just a few of the conditions that can cause chronic pain.

Does chronic pain qualify for disability benefits?

If you’re considering a Social Security Disability Insurance claim for chronic pain, there are some things you need to know. The Social Security Administration will thoroughly review any and all medical records regarding your chronic pain. They’ll determine if your pain qualifies as either physically or mentally debilitating.

Chronic pain can be more difficult to prove than other medical conditions. Your best bet is to work with disability lawyers on your case. Schedule an appointment with Burnette & Payne Attorneys At Law in Rock Hill, SC to review your claim.