Florida disability benefits for fibromyalgia pain sufferers are available subject to the approval of the Social Security Administrations (SSA) guidelines. Many people with fibromyalgia living in South Florida continue to work full or part time even with their pain. As the disease progresses the chronic pain and fatigue that is associated with fibromyalgia can increase making it harder and harder to be in the work force.
Fibromyalgia is a painful disease that many times handicaps individuals where they can barely function. Some of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia include:
- Tender points throughout body
- Neck pain
- Leg cramps
- Unable to concentrate
- Memory problems
- Sleep problems
- Morning stiffness
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Numbness and tingling in hands, feel and legs
Pain is one of the main characteristics of more than 97% of patients suffering from fibromyalgia. One of the main pain centers is called tender points or localized areas of tenderness in their body, especially around their joints. The pain from fibromyalgia can be deep, sharp, dull, aching, throbbing that penetrates to the muscles, tendons and ligaments around the joints.
Another symptom of fibromyalgia is fatigue. Many people with fibromyalgia describe their fatigue as a lingering tiredness that doesn’t improve if they have had a good night’s sleep.
As symptoms of fibromyalgia increase, it can become more difficult for individuals to go to work. Applying for disability benefits for fibromyalgia may be the best solution to stop working and take care of your health.
Applying for Disability for Fibromyalgia in Florida
Fibromyalgia is difficult to diagnose because there are no laboratory tests that gives definitive proof of the disease. According to the Social Security Administration, you need to prove that you have impairments that will limit your mental or physical ability to work.
Because fibromyalgia is a difficult type of disease to diagnose and prove, a skilled South Florida disability attorney should be contacted to see if you qualify for disability benefits in South Florida for fibromyalgia.
A South Florida disability lawyer can help you to complete your application and gather the necessary paperwork that you will need to submit to the SSA. You will need to have detailed documentation and reports from your doctors and psychologists when your illness began.
In the report there needs to be documentation of what treatment, medications, therapies and lifestyle remedies have taken place to help the fibromyalgia symptoms. Also you will need to be evaluated by a fibromyalgia specialist that will give a detailed assessment of your impairment.
When you are applying for disability benefits for fibromyalgia in South Florida you may feel overwhelmed. Take that burden from yourself and contact an experienced South Florida Social Security disability attorney for help.
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