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Fibromyalgia Disability

Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia?

As an attorney specializing in Social Security Disability, I see many clients that suffer from a Fibromyalgia disability. I understand what you are going through and our firm is here to help you.

Social Security finally acknowledges this severe and debilitating disease is a valid diagnosis and a potential basis for Social Security. So how does this help you? Because Social Security finally acknowledges Fibromyalgia is a medically determinable impairment it can be the basis of disability benefits. Because of this there are now guidelines established for your doctor to follow to document the diagnosis; Medical records still remain the primary factor of evidence of the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia.

There are general ways to prove Fibromyalgia disability. Each dependent upon your treating physician’s medical records. Both focus on tests established by the American College of Rheumatology.

Medical history that will be looked for:

  1. History of widespread pain in all four quadrants of the body and a history of spinal pain, which has persisted for at least 3 months at varying levels of intensity: and,
  2. At least 11 positive tender points found bilaterally, and above and below the waist. The doctor must document the positive tender point findings and indicate use of approximately 9 pounds of force;
  3. Medical exclusion of other disorders that could cause these symptoms.

How to show evidence of the above:

  1. History of widespread pain as noted above;
  2. Repeated evidence of 6 or more Fibromyalgia symptoms, or co-occurring conditions. Such as:
    Fatigue
    b. Cognitive or memory problems
    c. Poor sleep
    d. Depression
    e. Anxiety
    f. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    g. Muscle weakness
    h. Headaches
    i. Cognitive problems
    j. Reynaud’s sores
    k. Bladder issues

A longer treatment history with increasing pain and other symptoms along with decreasing functionality can be very helpful in proving Fibromyalgia and disability.

There are no medically accepted tests that can prove the existence of pain or fatigue, and no test that measures the severity of these symptoms. These symptoms must be clearly and consistently noted in your doctor’s records.

Judges generally give greater weight to physicians that treat rheumatologists and pain specialists in Fibromyalgia cases than to general practitioner physicians. Make sure you tell your doctor all of your symptoms, and make sure they are noted in your records.

The process of applying for Social Security Disability for a Fibromyalgia disability can get confusing, and must be handled in a very precise manner. The Law Offices of William Biebuyck, help with the application at no charge. We would be glad review your case at no cost to you.

We specialize in Fibromyalgia disability cases, and have great success winning throughout the state of Michigan for our clients. We would be glad to file your application for you at no cost. Even if you have been denied already, please give us a call, you only have 60 days to appeal, and we want all the time we can use to work on your appeal.

Please give us a call, there is no obligation. Or you can send your information to the Law Offices of William Biebuyck PLLC using our contact page and after we receive your information, we will review your case and give you a call.

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