Is Your Chronic Pain Disabling?

Chronic pain is pain that last for a period of time generally ranging from upwards of three to six months. Chronic pain can exist in the back, neck, shoulders, knees, hips, or any other part of the body. It generally begins with an injury or body damage. Chronic pain may be due to nerve damage. It can cause depression, anxiety, and stress. Chronic pain symptoms vary depending on the area of the body affected. The pain may be shooting, burning, achiness, or discomfort.

Social Security looks at how chronic pain affects your maximum physical ability to perform work-related activities on a continuing basis. Social Security is required to consider the nature and extent of your chronic pain, and how this condition restricts your ability to sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, push, and pull, as well as your ability to perform postural or manipulative activities (i.e. bending, twisting, stooping, reaching, fingering, or feeling). Social Security will also assess any further limitations that your chronic pain might cause, such as a need for environmental restrictions, unscheduled breaks, or excessive absences due to symptoms or treatments.

If chronic pain interferes with your ability to manage daily activities or maintain employment, Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon LLP can help. Our attorneys help individuals suffering from chronic pain fight for disability benefits. If you are disabled because of your chronic pain, or if you need help determining if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits because of chronic pain, contact Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon.

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