While the cause of fibromyalgia remains unknown, the symptoms include widespread pain throughout the body over an extended length of time. A diagnosis of fibromyalgia usually means that there is a history of pain 3 months or longer that cannot be attributed to another condition that might mimic fibromyalgia. Other symptoms include abnormal pain processing, trouble sleeping, stiffness, numbness, cognition problems, memory loss, weakness, and depression.
There is currently no cure for fibromyalgia, and symptoms may worsen with time or with a psychological or physical trauma. Treatment options for those diagnosed with fibromyalgia include pain management, medication, and therapy. Often, fibromyalgia is diagnosed in patients with other conditions including anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, or migraines.
SSD and Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia can interrupt your life, preventing you from doing the things that you want to do. If your symptoms keep you from working for at least 12 consecutive months, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. It is important to apply for Social Security disability benefits as soon as your condition prevents you from working. The Social Security Disability lawyers at Berger and Green have experience representing clients with Fibromyalgia.
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Social Security Disability Lawyers
Having an attorney represent you at all stages of your Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claim can improve the likelihood you will receive a favorable decision. The lawyers and staff at Berger and Green can help you complete your application, file your appeal, gather the necessary medical evidence and appear at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. If you have questions about your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI, or have been denied benefits, call Berger and Green for a free evaluation of your claim. When choosing an attorney for your Social Security Disability claim or SSI, choose an attorney with experience. Call Berger and Green at 1-(412) 661-1400 for your free evaluation today.
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