Social Security Disability: Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a consistent, continuous pain that may be due to a definable medical condition, or may be due to no apparent reason at all. For some people, their chronic pain severely limits their ability to participate in social activities, maintain a job or endure their everyday lives.

Unfortunately, Social Security examiners are often skeptical when a disability claim is sought solely on the basis of the applicant's chronic pain. Our SSD and SSI attorneys understand the skepticism our clients face — in their daily lives and before the Social Security examiners.

Contact our attorneys in Pittsburgh to discuss your chronic pain and need for disability benefits. Call 412-353-3572 or toll free 888-9-9-D-U-G-A-N to arrange a free consultation.

In order to present a stronger Social Security Disability claim, our lawyers may collaborate with your doctors to ensure that all aspects of your medical conditions are properly documented. The underlying cause or causes of the chronic pain may be sufficient evidence of your suffering and may enhance your chances for success in being approved for SSD benefits.

Some of the conditions that often lead to our clients' chronic pain include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Other medical conditions

Our SSD attorneys understand the challenges that come with living with chronic pain. However, because we recognize that every situation is different, we work hard to understand how your pain affects your life — from your ability to manage tasks in the workplace, to how you are affected by pain management to how you are able to manage daily tasks in your home. We attempt to use this information to support your application and request for disability benefits.

Chronic pain is not easily understood by those who do not personally experience it, including the individuals who will review your Social Security Disability claim. Because of this, it is important to work with an experienced advocate who has experience handling this type of disability.

Contact Our SSD Attorneys at Dugan & Associates, P.C.

Whether you have questions about seeking SSD benefits or your disability claim was denied, we can help. Our Pittsburgh SSD lawyers have the experience, skill and determination to help clients through disability applications and appeals. For a free consultation with a lawyer for disability benefits in Pittsburgh, call 412-353-3572 or toll free 888-9-9-D-U-G-A-N, or contact our law firm online.