Social Security Disability Claims Based On Fibromyalgia

Social Security Disability Claims Based On Fibromyalgia

  • Before 2012, there was suspicion about whether or nor this impairment is real, or scientifically supported
  • Social Security now requires Judges to look at the American College of Rheumatology standards
  • It has been determined that Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of Omission, meaning that a Doctor must exhaust all other potential diagnoses for that condition
  • Often times, these patients have many MRIs, CT Scans, and Bone Density tests on record
  • In order to properly diagnose Fibromyalgia, your medical records have to show specific Symptomatology, including Fibro Fog, Depression, Anxiety, and Extreme Fatigue
  • In order to properly win this type of case, you will probably need the opinion of the treating Rheumatologist
  • The combination of Fibromyalgia with other impairments may result in disability

This short informational video was provided by Anne Howard, an Experienced  Connecticut Social Security Disability Lawyer.